Change The Date? How to Update Guests about your Rescheduled Wedding

You’ve survived the hard part of navigating the uncertainty and choosing your own adventure decisions (because there is no roadmap here). Now it’s time to let everyone know what’s going on. But how? We have a few suggestions for letting folks know about your rescheduled wedding!

Share Your New Wedding Date Digitally

This is one of the fastest and easiest ways to let a large number of folks know what changes have been made to your wedding day is to use the internet. If you have a wedding website, you can update the information there first and email your guests accordingly. You can create a Facebook group where you post updated information and invite updated rsvps. You can even make a Typeform to gather any updated rsvps for easy tracking and use. 

There are a few drawbacks to this. Most elderly folks aren’t on social media and may not have access to email. Those would be ill served by this method and may require a phone call or new invitation in the mail. Speaking of.

Call Your Guest List To Let Them Know Your Updated Wedding Date

Depending on the size of your guest list or the kind of changes you’ve made to your wedding day (if you’ve had to scale down perhaps), a phone call may be the best option. This would give you a chance to connect with everyone directly to either update them on the new plan and get their verbal (and immediate) rsvp, or to let them know that because of the changes they may not now be able to attend your wedding. 

This will give you the opportunity to let folks down easy and reassure them that it was nothing personal. If you have a big list and need to pull in back up – call upon the mothers! Your mother and future mother-in-law are probably heartbroken for you right now and want to do anything they can to help!

And a note to guests, be extra kind and understanding to all your engaged friends and family right now. This is uncharted territory and we are all doing the best we can. 

Send Updated Wedding Invitations or Change-the-Dates

Send a new round of invitations if it’s in your budget to do so. Even just a postcard with the rescheduled wedding date and any updated information inviting guests to email or call you with their rsvp. Make sure to save a few for posterity along with your original invitation. 

This is also a great chance to let your personality and sense of humor shine. Possibly send your original invite with the initial date crossed out and the new one plastered on top. A 90’s callback to “psych!” Have fun and make the most of it! Which brings us to our final point. 

Get excited again

It’s been a trying time for you as you’ve dealt with the headache, hassle, and heartbreak of rescheduling a day you’ve been looking forward to for a long time. But, we’d like to encourage you to get excited about that magical day again. This may not have been the way you wanted to see it go down, but it’s going to be amazing and awesome! You’ll make incredible memories, celebrate with people who care about you, and marry your best friend. Plus, you’ll have one hell of a story. And is there anything better than that?

 You Might Also Like: What is an Intimate Wedding & Should I Consider Having One? or How to Keep a Guest List Intimate… Without Anyone Feeling Excluded

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