Debunking ‘Change the Date’ Cards
With COVID causing many couples to postpone their big day, Change the Date cards are becoming more and more common. But what are the things you need to include? Scroll down to learn more! And don’t forget to like our page for more Wedding Tips & Tricks!
1. Get something informal out quickly! It’s important to be timely, so the sooner you get the word out, the better! A lot of couples will initially post something on Social Media, Email, or Text! For guests who may not be online-make sure to reach out via phone or in person. You don’t need any new dates or venues at this point, just let people know what’s going on and to expect more information soon!
2. Solidify Details! Once you have a new date picked out, it’s time to make your official Change the Date cards! Reach out to all of your guests - whether it be digital or printed, as long as you ensure each of your guests will get the notice! Your countdown to #IDoRound2 starts now!
3. For the actual cards, what is important to include?
* Your Names!
* Your Reason for the Change - most people will assume it’s due to COVID, but it’s still important to acknowledge the situation in someway. “Love is infectious, but so is the Coronavirus. Since we can’t say ‘I Do’ without all of you, we're postponing our Big Day!”
* Your New Date - and Location if that has changed as well!
* Your Wedding Website - give your guests a link to your website again so they can review new hotel arrangements, get the link to your registry, and any other updates you may have included online!
(Note: Don’t forget to actually update your website and registry with your new date.)
4. Pictures!!! Whether your initial Save the Date or Invitations had pictures of you and your boo, make sure to include more!
* Maybe even reach out to your photographer and take a fun #stillengaged photo sesh, or make some fun postponement announcement photos!
While this new date may not have been your 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 choice, hopefully it will be the 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 choice!