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COVID-ERA WEDDING? WORDING FOR UPDATES & POSTPONEMENTS

wedding postponement wording

Has your wedding date changed?

YES. Some hosts wish to send out a paper update, while others simply wish to update the website. No one is telling you how to handle this new situation in a ‘must-do’ sort of way. We’re all in new territory together. Know this: there are some things to consider so you make the smartest choice for you and your guests. Before you decide either way, consider your audience and formality.

Many formal brides are sending out a formal postponement card. This is done in a similar fashion to your wedding invitation. While the expense of an elegant print method isn’t necessary, matching the look and feel of the invitation is. Your guests have already received paper from you and have associated a look to your wedding. Keep the next piece they receive a similar look. This helps them identify and tie your new information to the old. A card with a whole new look is confusing.

Formality would typically call for an austere design and wording style, but in current times, a bit of smart humor is most welcome. Feel free to inform guests of the postponement with a little smirk, after all, we all are appreciate of the silver linings now more than ever. For some of our favorite humorous wording examples, we’ve enjoyed the offbeatbride. We always enjoy the challenge here at Bell'INVITO if you want something more original.

Less formal brides are opting for casual printed pieces or even digital updates sent via email. If you have a wedding website, certainly post updated information, but remember that all of your guests aren't necessarily web-savvy. Don’t assume everyone knows to check online or social media. It’s the host's job to keep guests informed.

Wording can be flexible and fun. The key is to fit the feel of the original save-the-date or invitation sent. 

• We Have Our New Time, Date, and Location •

FORMAL

Traditional Wording

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gregory Boles
regret to inform you that the wedding of their daughter
Jacqueline Ellen
to
Mr. Joshua Louis Stiller

has been postponed until
Saturday, the sixth of March
two thousand and twenty-one
Ellicott City, Maryland

 

 

Modern Wording

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gregory Boles
invite you to celebrate at a later date
as their daughter

Jacqueline Ellen
marries
Mr. Joshua Louis Stiller

Saturday, the sixth of March
two thousand and twenty-one
Ellicott City, Maryland

 INFORMAL

POSTPONED

Jacqueline and Joshua
will marry
Saturday, the sixth of March
two thousand and twenty-one
Ellicott City, Maryland

 

 

CHANGE THE DATE

The wedding of
Jacqueline and Joshua
has been postponed until
Saturday, the sixth of March
two thousand and twenty-one
Ellicott City, Maryland
 


• We Don't Know Our New Details •

Traditional Wording

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gregory Boles
regret to inform you that the wedding of their daughter
Jacqueline Ellen
to
Mr. Joshua Louis Stiller

has been postponed indefinitely

 

 

Modern Wording

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gregory Boles
wish to inform you of the postponement
of the wedding of their daughter
Jacqueline Ellen
to
Mr. Joshua Louis Stiller
 . . .
New details will be sent when our
new plans are confirmed

 

— or —

 

NEW RENDEZVOUS
We’re postponing our wedding so that we can all
celebrate safely. When we have our new details locked down,
you will be the first to know!

Jacqueline and Joshua

 

— or —

 

CHANGE OF PLANS!
Your safety is our priority.
We’ve chosen to postpone our wedding until we
can dance the night away with all our loved ones.

Once our new plans are in place,
we will update you.

Jacqueline and Joshua

 

NO. If your wedding date isn’t changing during the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic, a communication explaining the decision is prudent. Guests will be wondering about logistics and safety. You can do this word of mouth. If you prefer to update guests with a card, here’s wording to help guide guests as to how to be aware of any last-minute, unforeseen changes.

 

We are monitoring the news consistently and are equipped to take every precaution necessary to keep our wedding safe for you. At this time, we have been advised that our wedding set for {your date} should be safe.

If we must postpone with the arrival of new information we will comply; however, today we look forward to celebrating with you!

Please check your hotel and airfare cancellation policies in light of current events and continue to check our website for updates. We will keep you aware of any changes we must make to keep our loved ones safe.

Thank you for your love and patience.

{host's names}