In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommended to cancel any events with 50 or more people for the next eight weeks (or until further notice). If you read the last blog post about how to reschedule your wedding day the next question you might have is… how do I let my guests know?! Well, here’s some tips to help!
While it’s important to let your entire guest list know (of course!) as soon as possible, you should start with the family members and bridal party because it’s likely they’re involved in the wedding. So, first, call your family members and wedding party directly so they can update their calendars. Just be prepared for some scheduling hiccups along the way, there’s a chance that some of them sadly won’t be able to make it. Know that in advance!
The next step is to tell the rest of your guest list. Time is of the essence, so the more notice you’re able to give your guests, the more likely they’ll be able to attend. Send your wedding guests an email updating them on the date change. Consider calling any of your guests that aren’t very tech-savvy to make sure they’re up to date on the changes. If you have a wedding website, you should share the new date and any other pertinent information (like a change in venue or an updated hotel room block) there as well.
Though you’re spreading the word via email and phone calls, it’s still a good idea to send a formal event change card in the mail. This will serve as official announcement about the update. Don’t feel pressured to make this an entire new invitation suite though, you can just mail a date change card & then request RSVPs digitally. This doesn’t need to be a full invitation suite, though. Choose an option that you can get out quickly! Check Amazon, Etsy instant downloads, etc.
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