Wedding PostPoned due to COOVID-19? What do you do now?

Is your wedding postponed due to the COOVID-19 pandemic? What are you going to do? Have you decided on a new date? Is it too expensive to reschedule? Right now you’re probably flooded with questions and are unsure of what to do.

We know that wedding planning during COVID-19 is an arduous task…but, we’re with you! Many couples planning their 2020/2021 weddings get it, too. Coronavirus is forcing couples to pivot their wedding plans into postponement. One huge detail to not let slip? Communicating with your wedding guests!

If you’re changing your wedding date, it’s important to let your guests know ASAP. First, call your family members and wedding attendants directly, so they can update their calendars. Next, inform the rest of your wedding guests about the date change via email. Time is of the essence, so the more notice you’re able to give your guests, the more likely they’ll be able to attend. Be sure to highlight your wedding website if you’ve created one, with the date change prominently highlighted. Last, mail an event change card that will serve as an official announcement about the update!

Fortunately, the artists at Minted and on Etsy have recently launched new lines of event change cards specifically for couples navigating through COVID-19 wedding planning! Check them out below! Get inspired.

More good news to come – Minted CEO, Mariam Naficy, has shared critical card verbiage + suggestions to consider. Check it out at the bottom of the post!

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here are some helpful tips on verbiage + etiquette

Wording suggestions if you are rescheduling but you don’t have a new date yet:

  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are changing our wedding date. New details to come soon.
  • In light of current events, we are changing our date so we can celebrate safely. New details to come soon.
  • In light of current events, we are postponing our wedding. New wedding date to come soon.
  • We have decided to postpone our wedding to a future date. Please stay tuned for details.
  • It’s still happening! …Just at a later date. New wedding date to come soon!
  • Social distancing just isn’t our thing. New wedding date to come soon so we can party properly!

Wording suggestions if you are rescheduling and have a new wedding date:

  • Please mark your calendars with our new wedding date! We can’t wait to celebrate with you.
  • Save our NEW date!
  • We changed our date and can’t wait to celebrate!
  • Don’t dust off your dancing shoes yet! Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are now getting married on [insert date].

Wording suggestions if you are not rescheduling:

  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, we decided to elope! We’re planning a celebration soon and will send you the details.
  • We do. We did! Since we aren’t able to celebrate in person, we decided to elope! More celebration details to come.