In this new climate of uncertainty and change, couples are needing to be more flexible than ever with their planning. Over the past few months we have worked with numerous couples and their wedding planners to update changes to their wedding information so their guests are well informed. Today we are sharing with you some of the new communications that we have started to send out and the sample copy we've paired with it.
1. Postponement card or email
If the original wedding date has to be postponed but guests have already received their Save the Dates or even their invitations, then a postponement card or email is typically sent out. Whether shared by email or in the form of a mailing, this will let guests know to update their calendar with the new wedding date.
Family and Friends,
Our wedding celebration has been postponed until we can celebrate together on
Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
Despite the circumstances and delay, our hearts remain filled with joy and excitement for our
celebration and we are forever thankful to have such supportive friends and family. Please be on the lookout for more information over the summer.
We are so excited to celebrate with you!
2. Change of Date card
Change the Date cards may be needed to accompany an invitation suite that is currently in the middle of production but where it might be too expensive to reprint all pieces. Couples might also choose to send this card out as a follow up if the Invitations had been sent but changes were made afterwards.
Due to our rescheduled wedding,
please find the new dates below:
RSVP | Friday, the twenty-fourth of July
Wedding and Reception | Friday, the fourth of September
We will continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and communicate any necessary changes as soon as we can. We are hopeful that we will be able to move forward with our wedding date in early September and we appreciate your flexibility as it is so important for us to be able to celebrate our special day with friends and family.
In light of recent world events, our wedding is postponed until we can celebrate together on August 22nd, 2020. Despite the circumstances and delay, our hearts remain filled with joy and excitement for the wedding and we are forever thankful to have such supportive friends and family. Please RSVP on our wedding website at www.tbdwedding.com to confirm your attendance for our rescheduled dates:
Friday, August 21st | Welcome Party
Saturday, August 22nd | Wedding
Sunday, August 23rd | Farewell Brunch
We will also keep our website up-to-date with additional information as needed.
3. Covid card
Never seen before are these new enclosure cards that let your guests know that you are keeping watch on the constantly-changing information surrounding Covid-19. These cards will usually be included with the wedding Invitation suite and may also serve as a reminder for guests to routinely visit the wedding website for important updates.
Dear Family and Friends,
We are closely monitoring the situation surrounding COVID-19 and CDC social distancing guidelines. We are hopeful that we can move forward with our wedding in August and we appreciate your flexibility as it is so important for us to be able to celebrate our special day with friends and family. We will communicate any changes on our website at: www.tbdwedding.com as soon as we can. In the meantime, we have all of you in our prayers for continued health and safety.
We thought the weather would be the most stressful part of planning our wedding day, but instead it is a viral pandemic! We feel the need to address this as most of our guests will be traveling to join us for our special day. Our #1 concern is the health and safety of all our friends and family.
Please continue to check our website at www.tbd.com for the most up-to-date information regarding how coronavirus may affect travel and wedding plans. At this point in time, our wedding plans have not changed. We will continue to monitor the spread of the virus and ask that you bear with us as we watchfully wait.
We have extended our RSVP deadline to July 18th to allow for more flexibility in travel plans. Should our event be cancelled or postponed, we will send out further correspondence. If you have an underlying health condition, are not comfortable traveling or feel sick in anyway, we ask that you celebrate with us from afar! Most of all, we hope that you all stay safe in the coming weeks. please reach out to us with any specific questions.
4. Updated RSVP card
We have found that for those who have postponed their wedding date but had already sent out their Invitations prior to the date change, that they are needing a new RSVP card to help get an accurate count. These simple cards can act as both a wedding date reminder and can serve as an RSVP. We are currently seeing many couples ask their guests to RSVP directly on their wedding website, especially if the original wedding date was postponed.
It is with hopeful hearts that we continue to plan our October wedding celebration in Sea Island. We are continuing to monitor gathering mandates and planning for the safest gathering allowed. Our wish is to have each one of you in attendance on October 18th to the extent you are comfortable for the wedding, reception, or both. We also understand if you choose to celebrate from afar. We kindly ask that you submit your current RSVP intentions on our website at www.tbdwedding.com so that we may begin to understand our guest count. A reminder correspondence will be shared closer to the wedding date, and you are able to change your response until then. Our website will be continually updated with the precautionary measures we plan to take at our celebration.
Thank you for your continued support and love.
Dear Friends and Family,
It is with joyful hearts that we continue to plan for our August 22nd wedding! In preparation for the big day, we ask that you please visit our wedding website at www.tbdwedding.com to update your RSVP. For planning purposes, we would greatly appreciate it if you could respond by July 18th.
Please know we are continually monitoring news and CDC guidelines regarding COVID 19 and we are prepared to take every precaution necessary to keep our loved ones safe. If you feel uncomfortable attending for any reason, we completely understand. Please contact our wedding planner if you have any questions or concerns as we approach the big day.
Many thanks - we look forward to seeing you next month!
We hope to see you at our wedding celebration
on Saturday, the twenty-second of August
at half past six o’clock.
We ask that you kindly respond
by the eighteenth of July at
Please continue to check our website for
accommodations info as well as any potential
wedding weekend changes or announcements.
Carlie and Davis have rescheduled their wedding celebration to
Saturday, October 24th, 2020
Please visit our wedding website and
update your RSVP by October 8, 2020.
If there is a need to downsize the wedding count then telling your guests as soon as possible is of up most importance. Sharing the new details with a mailed card is ideal. And if the budget allows we recommend considering A Distant Toast gift thanking your guests for their support as you share your updated plans.
Dear Family and Friends,
Even though these times have changed so many things in our lives, our love for each other remains the same. We will be exchanging our wedding vows on August 22nd, 2020 at home in a small, private ceremony. We wish you could be here as we begin our married life together, and know you’ll celebrate with us from afar. Thank you for your love and support. We look forward to sharing our future with you.
During this time of constant change be prepared with how you will connect with your guests should you need to send out additional communications like those listed above. And if you find yourself in need of one of those new enclosure cards or announcements, drop us a line or visit our online shop to get started.