(Closed) venue change disaster! help with wording to guests!

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Maybe just say “due to unforeseen circumstances we had to change our venue to …”

Post # 4
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If at all possible, I would honestly call your Yes rsvps first, then followup with an email or written letter.  Given the short term, an email may be preferred by most people by definitely call first if possible.

There’s no need to tell people in written form WHY you did it, if they ask, tell them only what you’re comfortable with.

I would go with something like:

Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, please note the following change in location for our wedding ceremony & reception on Saturday, April 30th. 

New Address Info

All times remain the same and we apologize for the confusion and any hardship this may cause you.  It was not an easy decision for us to move these events but we did so with your comfort and enjoyment in mind.  We can’t wait to celebrate with you! 

If you have a wedding website, you may want to list it and then repeat the same information (with any special parking info or directions needed) on there.

Good luck!

Post # 5
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I told this to my fiance.  He LOLed.  And said I wouldn’t see it as a problem (I’ve been involved in medieval reenactment since I was 3.  And…  I’m wearing a medieval dress for my wedding.)

You’ll just have to call and/or email everyone, and double check they all get the message.  Maybe ask your mom to call your side’s family, his mom to call his side’s family, and you can call the friends.  If they ask, tell them you were sort of double-booked.

Post # 6
5176 posts
Bee Keeper

I agree with the suggestions from PP, also if you have one, don’t forget to update your info on your wedding website! If you want to send something extra, maybe you can send a little map out to everyone just so they know for sure! Besides that, I am sure it will travel BWOM

Post # 7
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I suggest sending a note in the mail with the new info, also e-mail, wedding website, FB (lol) and possibly calling, a lot of work but then again it wasn’t your fault. So sorry this happened to you but it sounds like it worked out that you got an even BETTER place! Good luck!

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