Hi, lovelies! While it pains us to answer this Ask Emmaline question, it’s an important one that some couples are wondering right now in these uncertain times. Bride-to-be, Brooke, wrote us about wedding postponement cards for her wedding. Here’s what she wants to know — and it may help you, too, if you’re going through a wedding date change, postponement, or cancellation.
“Hi Emmaline, my wedding was set for the last week of April and with Coronavirus/COVID-19 we’re not sure it will happen. We want to send wedding postponement cards to guests because we’re so uncertain when we’ll be able to get married. We’re working with our venue on a new date, hopefully in July, but we’re still figuring it out. Do you know how to send a wedding postponement letter or card to guests? Do you have suggestions on what kind to send or how to word it? Thank you.”
Hi Brooke and thanks for writing. First of all, we’re sorry to hear your wedding is postponed, but it makes sense to let your guests know sooner rather than later. And since your wedding was set for April, that is exactly what I would do, too: send wedding postponement cards.
A wedding postponement card is similar to a change the date card, which we covered here last week. The difference, though, is it doesn’t quite have a date yet. And that’s OK.
Also, you don’t necessarily have to send a wedding postponement card and THEN a change the date card. Do this instead:
– Send wedding postponement cards to guests now. These cards will tell guests the wedding has been postponed to a later date, and that date is still being figured out.
– On the postponement letter / card, provide your wedding website (you can get a free wedding website here) so guests can get more information as it becomes available.
Then, you can update the wedding website as you make more definite plans.
Depending on how tech-savvy your guests are, you’ll decide next whether to send a new batch of change the date cards to guests, which will tell them where and when the wedding will officially take place. If most of your guests have email and internet, this works great to send updates virtually.
For guests who are not online, a change the date card or a phone call will suffice to explain the new location and date.
Sound good? Good! It’s crazy how things like this can happen, but it’s best to be on the side of caution; your wedding day will eventually arrive and it is going to be awesome when it does. Keep up the hope!
Here are some examples of wedding postponement cards we spotted to help you navigate through this uncertain time.
Wedding Update Change
These wedding update cards let guests know the wedding is postponed and they’ll be given a new date soon. You can change the colors, words, etc. easily with their custom card designer. This is by Basic Invite. We noticed they also offer a “mail my cards for me” option, so they’ll send right from their printer to recipients, so they’ll receive them sooner.
Change of Plans
These cards are less formal, but we like how they are a postcard (less postage!) You can fill in the details, as needed. You can get them for cheap: 25 wedding postponement cards for $12.99 and shipped for free. By Printed Party. This is a great option if you are just sending a handful of “official” announcements of the date change and letting everyone else know online via your wedding website or Facebook group or via email. :)
Wedding Postponed Cards
These cards are beautifully made by Phrosne Ras. They indicate the new date, which is a bonus if you have it, but if not you can edit to include “date to be determined soon”.
Change of Plan Wedding Cards
This card is a sweet way to tell guests you’ve made a change to your wedding date. By Hip Hip Hooray Studio.
Sweet, simple, and ready-to-print at home or your local shop. By SweetCloudDesign.
These cards offer a lovely color palette and floral design. By LuxaDesigns.
Stay Home and Stay Safe Wedding Postponement Cards
These postponement cards are designed specifically for the current state of events, encouraging guests to Stay Home and Stay Safe, good advice for everyone. By HipHipHoorayStudio.
Thanks for writing and we hope this information helps as you reschedule your canceled wedding. If you have more questions, please ask us in the comment box below.