Dealing with the changes.
So, your original plans have been scuppered and you’ve had to postpone your big day. We can only imagine how deflated and upset you must feel, but what we do know is things usually feel better when you have them under control. So now is the time to make a new plan and communicate it to all of your loved ones that are going to share your big day with you. The quicker you do that, the quicker you’ll start to love your new date. As they say, every cloud…you’ll now have longer to get excited and look forward to it.
Firstly, nail your new date. Make sure that you are as happy as you can be that you have all of your key suppliers lined up to deliver your dream day. Concentrate on the big and obvious things here, your venue, the registrar or church, and any catering or drinks suppliers. You may also want to check with your photographer/videographer and of course all of the key members of your family and bridal party.
If your save the dates or invitations have already been sent out, then there’s no time like the present to let everyone know the change of date, so that they can amend things in their diary and confirm they can still make it. Have a good think about the best way to do this, there are so many different options! You may need to consider how much time you have and also how much you want to spend. WhatsApp and email are quick and cheap and will more than likely reach many members of your wedding party, whilst nothing might beat a telephone call, a video chat or a personally addressed letter to some of the members of the party. Double them up with making sure that everyone is safe and well during this difficult time.
If your church and/or venue has had to be changed, then figure out what your guests will need to know ahead of your new date. It’s likely that you now have some time to think about how you might let people know all of the new details. Again, there are lots of ways to do this so take your time and think about it. Rest assured, under the circumstances it’s unlikely your guests will be expecting any grand gestures or more expensive stationery, so keep it as simple or be as creative as you want to be. It’s your day.
Finally, get excited! The date may have changed, but you are still marrying the person you are madly in love with! A fabulous day is still in the making, you just have a little longer to plan and get excited about it.
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