Are you one of the many folx with a wedding planned for 2020? Maybe you had a spring wedding date and you’ve already had to change the date and postpone. Perhaps your wedding is planned for later this year, and you’re still figuring out what on earth you should do. Either way… we are so, so sorry.
(This is the stuff I had nightmares about before my wedding… well, that and Obama showing up without warning and me not having him in the seating plan… and now the less pleasant of these two nightmares is happening. And frankly, at this point you deserve Obama at your wedding, and I wish we could make that happen for you.)
But I will say, watching the wedding industry rise to the occasion has been a joy. Y’all know that I have a long and tortured relationship with much of the wedding industry, so watching them have a glow-up is really the best. One of the groups that has been quickest to step into the gap is designers. They’ve very quickly started getting CHANGE the date announcements out the door (at least we can tweak that acronym from STD to CTD). Shutterfly has even gone so far as to offer complimentary reprinting for any events whose original dates have been affected. And long time APW fav Minted has put together one of the smartest guides on the nightmare 2020 wedding season that we’ve seen so far.
How Should You Communicate your Changing Plans?
First up: it’s spring 2020. All shoulds are out the window. F*ck it. Do what works best for you.
But here are your options when it comes to communicating with your guests about event date changes. Texting or calling is great, but a bit tedious if you have a lengthy guest list. If you want something fast and simple you can send digital cards through services like Paperless Post and Greenvelope. Maybe you prefer something more formal? You can use services like Minted where you can customize their designs and they’ll print and mail out your announcements for you. Or you can download a design and email it out yourself.
But because you have more than enough on your plate OMG, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite change the date announcements from across the web in all sorts of styles and formats. The least we can do is save you that research time. Whether you’re looking for modern or whimsical, print or digital, we’ve got you covered. (Did we mention we’re sorry?)
Change the Date Announcements
I mean, enough said. (We miss warm hugs.)
Insert your #quarantini pic here.
This seems like a super clever idea for someone to have come up with so fast, so hats off. If your wedding vibe leans towards lovingly nerdy, this is your (library) ticket.
Wander lusting real hard over the idea of Miami nuptials. (One day soon!)
This pretty watercolor design is available printed or for digital download, best of both worlds!
Don’t want to deal with printing and mailing? Send an e-card to update your guests!
Love is patient, isn’t it? Even though you might not be right now.
Modern, funny, perfect.
If you like a cute rhyme, this one is for you.
Who says you can’t get fresh greenery in your inbox? Digital inbox that is.
This light and airy design gets straight to the point.
Oh, we do redo. We like that!
Looking for all the color combos? Switch this design up with any two colors of choice.
Extend an olive branch to your guests with this formal change the date announcement. This one feels perfect for a religious wedding.
Pick one of your favorite pics of you and your love and add it to this Minted design for a quick change the date announcement.
How are you communicating changes to your wedding with your guests? Are you only using a wedding website or are you emailing or mailing stuff too?