It’s every couple’s potential worst nightmare. They’ve spent months planning their dream wedding, only to find out that the date won’t work for one of them. Maybe there was another Covid-19 Lockdown, a family emergency, or something that came up at the last minute. What are you supposed to do? Cancel everything and disappoint all your guests?
Thankfully, there is another option: postponing your wedding. In this blog post, we will discuss how to postpone your wedding without upsetting anyone, as well as all the arrangements you need to make. We’ll also provide a few alternative solutions in case postponing your wedding isn’t an option.
Postpone or Cancel?
The first thing you need to do is decide whether you want to postpone your wedding or cancel it altogether. If you’re only postponing it, then you’ll need to communicate with your guests and let them know the new date. You should also start making arrangements for the new date as soon as possible. However, if you’re canceling your wedding, then you’ll need to notify all your guests and vendors immediately. You should also refund any deposits that have been made. Either way, here are the steps to follow:
Step 1: Contact The Venue
The first thing you need to do is contact your venue and let them know that you need to postpone your wedding. They will likely be able to accommodate you, but it’s always best to give them as much notice as possible.
Also, be sure to check your contract to see if there are any fees associated with postponing your wedding. Some venues may charge a fee, while others will allow you to move your date without any penalty.
Step 2: The Vendors
The next step is to contact all your vendors and let them know about the change in plans. This includes your photographer, florist, caterer, band, etc.
Most vendors will be understanding and will be able to work with you to reschedule your wedding date. However, some may charge a fee for changing the date of your wedding. Be sure to ask about this before you make any final decisions.
Step 3: Notify Your Guests
Once you’ve contacted your venue and confirmed the new date, it’s time to let your guests know. The best way to do this is by sending out a mass email or using any online wedding management tool. Be sure to include all the relevant information in your email or website update, such as the new date, time, and location of the wedding.
You should also provide instructions on how to RSVP for the new date. Step If you have already sent out your invitations, you will need to contact each guest individually and let them know about the change in plans. This can be done via phone call, text message, or even a handwritten note if you’re feeling extra crafty.
Step 4: Take a Breather
After all that work, it’s important to take a step back and relax. This is a stressful time for everyone involved, so be sure to take some time for yourself. Maybe take a few days off from wedding planning or go on a mini-vacation with your fiancé. Just remember that everything will work out in the end!
Step 5: Make The Necessary Arrangements
The last step is to make all the necessary arrangements for your new wedding date. This includes booking your venue, ordering your invitations, and hiring your vendors.
If you’re having a destination wedding, you will also need to make travel arrangements for your guests. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to do this, as it can be quite stressful.
To streamline this process, we recommend using a wedding planner or getting some helpful insights from your local marriage officer. They will be able to help you with all the necessary arrangements and additional paperwork.
Step 6: The Honeymoon
If your honeymoon arrangements were already made, you will need to contact the travel agent or airline and make changes to your reservations. Be sure to do this as soon as possible, as there may be fees associated with changing your plans.
If you haven’t made any honeymoon plans yet, then now is the time to start! There are plenty of great honeymoon destinations out there, so take your time and pick the perfect one for you and your spouse.
Alternative wedding ideas instead of canceling
It’s not a bad idea to discuss a few alternative solutions instead of canceling your wedding altogether. You might be surprised how much you can save and how much you could get out of altering your plans.
Have a small, intimate ceremony with just your immediate family and close friends
This will allow you to still have your dream wedding but on a much smaller scale. Also, you can save a lot of money by not having to pay for a large venue, catering, etc.
Get married in a courthouse or have a civil ceremony
This is a great option if you’re looking to save money and don’t need a large ceremony. You can still have a small reception afterward with your family and friends.
Postpone your wedding and have a big anniversary party next year instead.
This is a great option if you’re not able to reschedule your wedding for another date. You can still celebrate your marriage with all your loved ones and have a big party to mark the occasion.
Elope on your honeymoon
Eloping on your honeymoon might be one of the most intimate and romantic things you can do. Think of it as having the best of both worlds: you get to have your wedding and go on an amazing honeymoon at the same time. Plus, you always have a big party when you come back!
Postponing your wedding can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be. By following the steps above and staying positive, you will be able to successfully postpone your wedding without any major issues. Just remember to take some time for yourself and enjoy this special time in your life! If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact us. We are always happy to help!