Changing Your Wedding Date Due To Unforeseen Circumstances? Here’s How To Inform Your Guests
Whether it is due to Covid-19 or other unavoidable circumstances, here’s how to keep your guests updated and looking forward to the new date.
Change is constant. Sometimes life throws an unfortunate curveball in our paths that completely displaces our plans of exciting events that we have been planning and looking forward thus shaking the ground beneath us.
Who in their wildest dreams thinks of unpredictable and unimaginable circumstances that can debilitate one’s wedding plans? Also, not to mention the weddings that have been unfortunately hit by a global pandemic like COVID-19.
In some cases it’s a family emergency that needs immediate attention or a wedding venue getting shut amongst other unavoidable situations.
If your wedding needs to be and has to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances that are beyond your control, WeddingSutra Favorites tell you how to break the news to your loved ones and ask them to join you—just on a different date!
1. Radhika Pitti Studio
Radhika Pitti of Radhika Pitti Studio shares, “When you do share the new date or inform about the change in plans, feel free to keep the reasoning brief and personalized. Let your guests know about the cause of the change and add a line to inform them that the party is still on, and it wouldn’t be the same without them.”
2. Pretty Gilded Design
Sakina Fida Ali of Pretty Gilded Design shares, “Since many guests would have already made travel plans months in advance, the best way to announce a change in date is to add a very personal touch to it. With a creative announcing the new date of the postponement, send out a short video clip of the bride and groom for their loved ones who had taken out their precious time to be with them. Let them know about the changed date and that you’d look forward to seeing them, at a safer time. This way, your closest family and friends feel like they’re involved in the process with you.”
3. Puneet Gupta Invitations
Puneet Gupta of Puneet Gupta Invitations shares, “It’s important to tell your guests about the difficult decision of changing the wedding date as soon as you know of it. Whether it’s weeks or months before your big day, the more notice you give to your guests, the more likely you’ll relieve them from travel stress, at the same time ensuring they’ll be able to make arrangements for the new date. Emailing guests as soon as you know with a change-the-date invitation talking about the heartbreaking decision, but not nearly as heartbreaking as the idea of putting your loved ones at risk, is the most responsible thing to do at such short notice.”
4. Turmeric Ink
Sonal Aggarwal of Turmeric Ink shares, ”Covid-19 outbreak has taken quite a hit on the wedding market and created a lot of uncertainty not only for the industry people but also for the couples planning to get married. With weddings being postponed indefinitely, our team is working to make the transition as smooth as possible for the families. Keeping the design and format the same as the wedding invitations, sending out a personalized message to the guests about the change in plans is the first and foremost priority.”
5. Izhaar by Core Designs
Anupam Bansal of Izhaar by Core Designs shares, “After every halt, there is something bigger and better coming up. We are changing the wedding dates and pushing them a bit ahead with our creatives because we want to give the wedding party an experience that should linger in their memories. To make your wedding even more memorable and grand, we send out the change in date cards for the guests to mark their calendars with new wedding dates informing them that the change of plan has come up after careful consideration about their safety.”
6. Pink Whistle Man
Ranjani Iyengar of Pink Whistle Man shares, “It’s best to send out changed date intimations as soon as the decision is made, especially to the people who are planning their travel. Sometimes instead of postponing the date, couples choose to go for a different venue or a home wedding with just the immediate family. The best idea in such a scenario is to call up all your guests and let them know about the change with a personalized cancellation message to keep them in the loop.”