When life gives you lemons, send a wedding postponement announcement. Quickly and elegantly communicate changes to your guests with instant delivery, and modern designs.
How do you announce a wedding postponement?
If you need to reschedule your big day, send a wedding postponement announcement to let guests know you’re celebrating on a new wedding date.
Choose from one of our dozens of invitations templates to quickly and effectively announce a wedding postponement. All of our wedding cancellation announcement cards come with sample wording to get you started on the right foot. Here are some examples of invitation copy to use as a guide:
“Love is patient. We’re making plans to celebrate on a new date, to be determined when it is safe for our family and friends. Thank you for understanding.”
“Please take care. We’re postponing our wedding date! We’re in the process of rescheduling our wedding and reception. Detailed invite to follow.”
“Another time. We’re postponing our wedding celebration to a new date to be determined when it is safe for our family and friends. Full invitation to follow.”
All of our invitations are fully editable, so you can also use the templates as inspiration and craft your own message, or add a photo. Plus, our online design tool makes it easy to customize your own wedding postponed announcement. We recommend emphasizing all of the important information, like a new or TBD wedding date, so no key details are missed. If you need room to add more information, feel free to include an insert card or link to your wedding website.
In addition to the postpone wedding announcement designs listed on this page, you can tweak any invitation or save the date to work for wedding postponement cards. Here’s how:
Edit the preformatted copy to let guests know you are in the process of rescheduling your ceremony and more details will follow. Change the mailing type on the reply card page to an announcement, so your guests are not prompted to RSVP. Upload a copy of your recipient list and send out your change of plans instantly via email.
With quick and easy digital change the date cards, you can upload a copy of your email list and send it to your recipient’s inbox in minutes. While there is no exact rule, the sooner you can communicate the new information to your guests, the easier it will be for them to change their plans. For additional guidance on how to postpone an event, check out our blog post with messaging tips on how to communicate clearly during this difficult time.
Is it okay to postpone a wedding?
There are a variety of reasons why weddings get postponed, from family emergencies and venue cancellations, to other current events outside our control. No matter the reason, it is always okay to postpone a wedding. After all, the health and safety of your wedding guests is top priority.
How long before the wedding should save the dates be sent?
Once you’ve ironed out a new date, let friends and family know it is time to get together again. While the general rule of thumb is to send save the date announcements six to eight months before a wedding, these days we suggest sending save the new date cards as soon as possible. Whether formal or casual, there is no downside to sending a follow up announcement up to a year prior to the new celebration date.
You’ll have the option to send out a new design from our online wedding collection or update your wedding postponement announcement with the new event details. If the latter, you can use our follow up tools to send a message to your guests letting them know it’s officially time to RSVP. The email your guests receive will have a link back to the card so your guests can easily access your event information again.
Just because you have to postpone your wedding, doesn’t mean you have to adjust your wedding theme. If you don’t see what you are looking for, contact our team for complimentary custom design support. Our specialists can convert printable templates into digital announcements and translate pre-designed monograms into custom stamps. With a little help from our team, your wedding postponement announcement can mirror your original printed invitation (envelope and all). From editing existing artwork to starting from scratch, don’t hesitate to contact us to get started.
With a little extra time to celebrate, there are plenty of ways to stay connected with loved ones. Make virtual bridal showers, bachelorette parties, or ‘just because’ gatherings feel just as special with our Flyer product, you can customize tons of free invitation templates. We’ve put together a guide on how to host an online party (and why you should) on our blog.
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