We’ve postponed our wedding date, now what?
Engaged couples all over the world are currently facing some of the hardest decisions they’ve had to make during this pandemic sweeping our Nation. My heart truly goes out to each and every couple that has had to make that hard decision of postponing their wedding. In lieu of such events the wedding industry is quickly learning how to navigate these uncharted territories, especially when it comes to handling your new wedding date, or lack thereof.
In hopes of shedding some light on these matters I will be guiding you through all things postponement stationery. Keep reading if you have yet to figure out the best way to go about enlightening guests on your new wedding plans.
Postponement announcements are quickly becoming mainstream in the stationery world, as unfortunate as that may be, I’ve worked with many of my couples to inform them on the best route to take for their wedding changes. Although, I am by no means an expert when it comes to navigating through these crazy times, I have learned some lessons along the way, and I’m excited to share them with you today. Whether that be by, mailing wedding postponement cards, posting wedding graphics via social media or text, or simply re sending invitations, here’s everything you need to know to help guide you to make the right decision for your stationery needs.
What’s a wedding postponement card?
Wedding postponement cards are mailed wedding invitations that inform your guests that there has been a date change for your wedding day, these are most popular for engaged couples who haven’t sent out their wedding invitations yet, but have already sent out their Save the date cards. These typically have a cute slogan on them such as “Change in plans”, “Love is not canceled’ or “Save our new date”. That being said, I’ve made deals with my local printers to print at a lower rate for the couples I have been working with to help with budgeting on reprints. Most clients also send love to their guests and ensure their safety was a big reason behind postponing their date, not only is this a great way to keep guests calm and up to date on your plans, but also offers a smile through a mailed card that will absolutely make your wedding guests' day.
What’s a wedding postponement graphic?
Wedding postponement graphics are great for the couple that has already spent a fortune on wedding invitations and paper goods and does not want to re-order printed invites for something like this. These graphics can be specially formatted to fit your phone’s screen and sent to your guests via text. This information will go straight to your guests inbox and I’m designing these for FREE to all couples in need of a postponement graphic during these times. I’m able to match your graphic to your invitations or wedding theme, all graphics are absolutely customizable and formatted to fit screens. I can also include formatting for social media graphic announcements and website banner announcements for your wedding websites such as zola, the knot, and more.
What can I do when re-sending an Invitation?
If you’re faced with the decision and want to re-send some invitations I recommend remaining confident in your newly rescheduled date. If you are unsure what might be happening around your new date, I would suggest holding off on even sending a date at all. There’s a lot of ways to incorporate a dateless invite into your design. That being said, I understand sending something dateless might seem a little odd. This just ensures your guest can stay up to date with your wedding plans without having to keep re-sending information. My clients who’ve gone this route direct their guests to their wedding website where they will inform guests of the date change when they are able to. This option is completely up to my clients, for us professionals are still unsure of what is to come for the wedding industry.
Wording would look something like: “love is patient, our new wedding date will be announced as soon as possible, thank you for your continued love and understanding, please keep a lookout on our wedding website for updates” This just helps to keep guests informed and allows you to create a date hold without knowing your official date changes yet.
What else should I be thinking of for stationery?
If you are in the position where you’re ready for ordering day- of elements for your wedding day, I would also recommend ordering elements that are not dated. Like Welcome to the wedding signs, ceremony programs, bar signs, just try to stay away from branding that involves adding your date. That way, no matter what happens, you can still use these purchases on whatever date you land on for your wedding day. If your heart is set on incorporating your wedding date into these items, I suggest holding off on printing until the absolute latest your designer can. This can help cut costs down instead of having to reprint so many things for your official wedding date.
Once you have your postponement announcements handled you might be looking for the next step in your wedding stationery journey and I’m happy to help with any questions you might have moving forward. Feel free to visit my stationery website at www.shaytionerydesigns.com for access to my past weddings, pricing and more.
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Thank you so much for following along with this blog post. I hope I could help shed some light and guide you to sort out your decisions when it comes to postponing your wedding date and stationery. If you need any help at all I am offering FREE design on all postponement graphics or if you book with me for stationery and mention this blog post, I will give you 20% off of all design fees.
Again, my heart truly goes out to those who have had to postpone their wedding date this season. I am here to support you, and help to guide you in the best way fit for your special day! I know whatever happens love will surround you on your wedding date and nothing can take that away from you.
Sending you all peace, safety and love.
Shay (Shaytionery Designs)