Postponements of weddings can happen. Whether it is from a natural disaster, COVID-19 (Coronavirus), a death in the family, or another reason, they happen.
How do you announce to your guests that your wedding has been postponed?
You could communicate about the postponement via phone calls, text, email, or a formal announcement.
Telling wedding guests about a wedding postponement via a phone call.
If you have a small wedding, a phone call would be the easiest and most polite way to approach a postponement. Your conversation would go something like this:
Hello Aunt Martha. How are you? …. Oh that’s good. I was calling you today to let you know that my wedding is going to have to postponed because of __________. We don’t know the new date yet, but will send out another invitation when we find out….
Of course when going the phone route, you will want to make sure that you speak to each person. Don’t leave a message. It would be quite horrible for that person if they never got the voicemail and were the only one to show up to your original wedding venue.
If you have a large wedding, you could tell people about the postponement via phone as well. However, just realize that this is the most time consuming way of letting people know about the postponement. 200 guests x 15 minute conversation per guest = 50 hours of talking time.
Telling wedding guests about a wedding postponement via Text or Email.
This is probably the least formal option for letting people know your wedding has been postponed, but also the easiest. Whatever you do, don’t do a group text or group email. Everyone’s phone will be dinging with messages for hours as people reply.
How should your email or text be worded? Something like this should work:
We are sorry to announce that our wedding has been postponed due to _______________. We don’t know the new date yet, but will send out another invitation when we know for sure.
For a less formal, lighter note, another option could be:
You’ve gotta love _________________. Our wedding has been delayed because of it. So please don’t show up in __________ on _________. If you do, you’ll be the only one there. We will send out another announcement when we know the new date. We hope you can join us then.
Telling wedding guests about a wedding postponement via a formal mailed announcement.
This is the most formal (and most expensive) way of announcing a wedding postponement. Mail can sometimes take a while to get to people, so you will want to send these out as soon as possible, especially if people are traveling to your wedding.
What should the wording be for a postponement announcement? Something like this should work:
We are sorry to announce the
of the wedding of
Julia Miles to David Johnson.
This postponement is due to Coronavirus Restrictions.
We anticipate the wedding to be replanned for sometime in the Spring of 2022. A new wedding invitation will be set out when a new date has been confirmed.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
If you have anymore questions about wedding invitations or announcements, be sure to check out our list of common wedding invitation questions answered. At Simple Wedding Invites, we strive to answer your common wedding invitation questions.