What’s the best etiquette for wedding postponements

If you need to postpone your wedding due to illness, date clashes or any other unforeseen circumstances, there are certain points to remember when planning a postponement. Here are a few to consider:

Tell your guests as soon as possible

You might feel tempted to avoid speaking to your guests about the news until you have secured a new date, but this is poor etiquette, as it could be some time before you know for certain when your wedding will take place. If possible, ring your guests or make an announcement electronically saying that your wedding has been postponed, and inform them of the new date as soon as it is confirmed.

Save the date

As you’re changing the date, it’s good etiquette to post out new save the date cards through the post once your new plans are in place. This will mean ordering more stationery, but it’s considered polite to include this step, rather than just relying on an informal telephone call.

Inform your vendors

Your florist, baker, caterer, photographer, transport hire, videographer, DJ and mixologist – along with any other vendors you’ve hired for your big day – all need to be informed about your new date as soon as possible. You may lose your deposit, but this will be part of the agreement you made originally. Politely ask if they can accommodate your new date, but if not, this gives you time to find a new vendor.

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