If you are getting married in March or later this year you are likely contemplating rescheduling your wedding due to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). As of March 15, 2020 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.” (Source) If you are considering rescheduling your wedding I recommend you speak to your venue and wedding planner/coordinator first to discuss their policies and what your individual city is mandating.
I know the stress that regular wedding planning brings and I am so sorry you are having this additional stress. If you have decided to reschedule your wedding, I have complied a list of options on how to notify your guests of the new date change.
Local Calligraphers or Graphic Design Artists
These local vendors are currently offering discounted services to couples needing a new invitation suite or new save the date cards. You may choose to have one made digitally that you share with all guests or have multiple cards printed. Either way, these local vendors are on your side to make things a little easier!
During this time, many small businesses will be harshly affected financially. I encourage you to shop locally and support your local small businesses!
Free Email Templates
Every Last Detail, an online wedding blog, has created free email templates you can send to guests updating them on the status of your wedding.
Free or Low Cost Online Invitation Sites
These sites offer either free or low cost options to notify your guests in a digital format. You can send these graphics by email or text message. There are 100s of options so you can pick a style you like best or that matches your wedding colors, etc.
Update Your Wedding Website
Be sure to update your wedding website as well and notify guests that the website has been updated with your new wedding date.
Brides.com shared a very helpful post on how to tell your guests you are postponing your wedding, its worth a read.
If you are navigating through this and need the support of a wedding professional. I am available for a no charge 30 minute consult. Click here to schedule a support call with us!
Bianca Nichole Events is an Austin wedding planner, and will travel to Dripping Springs, San Antonio, Fredericksburg, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country area.