(Closed) How to inform guests of date change?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I think you need to send out another STD informing and apologizing for the change. I think you might have sent out the STD a little too early, ie before you were able to book your venue. That’s why I didn’t tell anyone our date until I signed a contract with mine.

However, you’re still ok at this point. Maybe don’t word it like a save the date, because it may confuse some people, but word it somehow like “Attention – Oh no! Our wedding date has changed to xxx. We apologize for the confusion, but hope you will still be able to make it. Formal invitation to follow.”

Post # 4
1467 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

msfreemis:  Do an email save the date and call people! (some people never check their email) that way you have it done ASAP. 

Post # 5
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

msfreemis:  I got my save the date cards in something like 4 days because I bought from minted.com.

Post # 6
5693 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

msfreemis:  I’d just send everyone an email.

Post # 7
983 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

msfreemis:  What about an extra insert in the invitation itself, drawing attention to the date change?  I can’t say for certain I would notice a date change on an invite since I put it on my calendar when I get the STD, so I know I would appreciate seeing that since I do read the inserts.

Post # 8
81 posts
Worker bee

I agree with futuremrschristensen‘s suggestion.  Send out a little Oops, date change postcard type of thing.  If you order them today and address them quickly, I bet your guests could have them within a week.  

Post # 10
7175 posts
Busy Beekeeper

msfreemis:  Wouldn’t it be easier to send an email and bcc everyone vs. send texts?

I vote for thoughtful email regarding the changed date!

Post # 11
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m such an organized freak that this would totally bother me … as in I’d worry that people wouldn’t notice the date change on their invitation and not show up.  Since your mailing out your invitations within the next 2 weeks I would print a nice insert infront of the inviation noting the date change that way no one will bypass it.  I personally read all the inserts in an invitation but I know a lot of people that don’t so that’s why I vote to place it INFRONT of the invite so it’s the first thing they see before opening and reading your beautiful wedding invitation.  In the end it sounds like you got exactly what you wanted in regards to date/time so enjoy!

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