(Closed) Wedding date and venue change…help!

posted 7 years ago in Venue
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My husband and I were in exactly the same situation – our venue was scheduled to close 9 days before our wedding.  We had 6 months notice, so we sent out a second save the date, with a  note that stated that we were so excited to get married that we were moving our wedding up 6 weeks.  Since our original venue was well known, the cause of our rescheduling was no surprise to our guests.  In your case, you should explain to your guests why the date has been changed, since it is possible that changing your date may cause issues for your guests.

When you state that you are changing the date, is it still on the same weekend?  With a DW to Jamaica, you need to make sure that everyone will be there on time.  Am I correct in assuming that your wedding was originally booked for Saturday the 5th and has been moved to Friday the 4th?  I would encourage you to send out an email ASAP in case people had planned to fly out late after work on Friday the 4th to attend your Saturday wedding.   I know you are from CA, but if your guests are flying in from the East Coast, it isn’t a difficult flight and they may have been planning on coming in Friday night or even Saturday morning.  

You and your FI should discuss if you can afford to help reimburse people for change of flight fees or hotel fees.

Are there absolutely no suitable venues available on the 5th?  Did you check with important family members and friends to ensure that they can still attend your wedding on the 4th?  Please expect that it is possible that changing the date may affect attendance.

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