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If you need to postpone your wedding due to COVID-19, the best thing you can do is inform guests right away by sending postponement announcements. If you are wondering the proper way to word it, we’re partnering with Minted to show you proper postponement wording to use on your announcements.
Before we get started, postponing your wedding in these uncertain times due to COVID-19 isn’t easy. But remember, when your wedding day does arrive in the future, it will be in a more certain time of festive cheer and celebration where you won’t need to worry about the health, safety, and well-being of your guests.
This is very important to keep in mind throughout this and, as a result, you’ll enjoy your wedding day that much more when it does arrive. Sending a postponement announcement and changing your plans is truly the best thing you can do to keep your guests healthy. We can imagine that postponing your wedding due to COVID-19 is not easy and that is what you’re faced with right now; we are thinking of you and wishing you health and safety through these trying times.
Postponement Announcements for Weddings
We’ve been reading up on wedding planning during the Coronavirus and the guide at Minted is by far the most comprehensive. In it, they discuss the impact of your wedding due to Covid-19 and suggestions on what you should do next. Get the guide here.
You’ll also find info on how to maintain clear and consistent communication with vendors, guests, and read postponement announcement wording templates and examples.
If you’re changing your wedding date due to Coronavirus — and after you’ve spoken with your vendors and ironed out your new plans — it is a good time to send postponement announcements to your guests.
The event change cards offered at Minted will inform your guests about the new date in place and the location of the wedding, whether details stay the same or have changed slightly due to COVID-19. Perhaps you’ve changed your venue, or you’ve set your sights on planning a backyard wedding instead.
Either way, it is essential to keep your guests in the loop with an official announcement by mail.
Wording for Postponing Your Wedding
The wording on postponement announcements need not go too in-depth; whether you’re postponing your wedding due to COVID-19 or for another reason, you do not need to disclose details to guests on a formal card. Etiquette-wise, a postponement card serves as a helpful reminder that your wedding date — and possibly, your wedding venue — are being slightly changed and this serves as its formal announcement. Short-and-sweet is perfectly acceptable postponement wording to use.
Include Your Wedding Website for Real-Time Changes
TIP: Be sure to include your wedding website address on the card to keep guests apprised of other changes, as necessary, such as hotel recommendations, travel accommodations, new date or location for the bridal shower (perhaps now a virtual bridal shower instead), and other necessary changes in real-time. You can get a free wedding website here if you do not already have one.
Here are ten examples of cards designed to inform guests of these new wedding date changes.
1. Love Hasn’t Changed
This is, in my opinion, the best postponement announcement wording: “Our love hasn’t changed, just our date”. It is short, sweet, and to-the-point; guests will like seeing your photo, which serves as the backdrop of the card. Design by Ink and Letter.
This announcement reads, “We regret to announce that the wedding of (COUPLE’S NAMES) has been moved to…” with the new date. This card is designed by Phrosne Ras. It is a minimalist style with a simple color palette and easy-to-read fonts.
3. Change the Date
Simply put: “change the date”. This postponement announcement re-iterates the new date has been set and includes your names and the location of your wedding. It looks just like a save the date, but with a twist. By Joyce Pinheiro.
4. Let’s Try This Again
With a hashtag for “postponed”, these announcements use one of your favorite engagement announcements to re-establish the date. By Jennifer Lew.
5. New Date
The wording is as follows, “Due to unforeseen circumstances we are postponing our wedding.” Immediately following, it reads, “Meet you in Miami (still!)” — or wherever you’re planning to tie the knot. By Laura Hamm.
6. Please Reserve Our New Date
This formal card offers an elegant black-and-white design and resembles a wedding invitation. In this postponement wording, it simply asks guests to, “Please reserve our new date” with “wedding” in a beautiful flourish and the details included beneath it. Designed by Kimberly FitzSimons.
7. Kindly Save Our New Date
A sweet card with gold or silver foil that asks guests to reserve your new wedding date, along with your names, wedding date, location, and “more details to come”. Card designed by Chocomocacino.
8. Our New Date
The wording on this postponement announcement is to-the-point with an elegant gold foil box and the words, “Our New Date” on the inset. By Reminoni.
9. Let’s Try This One More Time
This card is just the right wording to get guests excited to save your NEW date. By Amy Payne.
10. It’s Finally Time
Here’s one last wedding postponement announcement wording: “Postponed” with your names and a sweet line of, “Are still getting married”. By Liz Conley.
Wedding Planning During the Coronavirus
It isn’t easy to pospone your wedding, but it’s the right thing to do right now. We’re thinking of you and sending love from afar.
This is a sponsored post with Minted.