Tips for Postponing Your 2020 Wedding

Updated: Jan 7

Due to the recent pandemic, many couples who were making final arrangements for their big day, are now going through the process of postponing their weddings. At Rock Island Lake Club, our wedding planner, Karly is working closely with the couples to reschedule their upcoming weddings. This has been extremely challenging for everyone, but fortunately we are working through it together. Below are some steps to take when postponing your wedding, along with tips from some of Rock Island Lake Club vendors!

1. Take a deep breath and be flexible.

Recognize that this is a situation that you cannot change, but that it is something you can work around.

2. Contact your venue and vendors.

Once you have your new date set, reach out to your vendors to check their availability.

Makeup Artist, Samantha Linn and hair stylist, Julie Finnerty both suggest contacting your vendors as soon as possible so you can come up with a plan. If Samantha or Julie are not available on your new wedding day, they will be sure to pick the perfect replacement!

3. Communicate with your guests.

As soon as you have your new wedding date, let your guests know so that they can plan accordingly.

NJ wedding stationary studio, Hudson Paperie recommends that couples who are postponing their wedding to do the following:

  • Send out an e-announcement regarding the date change as soon as possible.

  • As you get closer to your new date, follow up with a mailed announcement with details.

  • For summer and early fall weddings, include a small card outlining the that things may change depending on the status of the health crisis. Request your guests' email addresses on the response card so you can easily communicate any changes.

  • If you have ordered day-of stationary, such as menu cards and programs, consider leaving out the wedding date.

4. Don't sweat the small stuff.

You don't have to find a new wedding dress or flowers to match with the season that your wedding will now be in. Check in with your vendors for advice, they are here to make things easier for you!

  • Wedding florist, A Touch of Elegance Events will be having follow-up meetings with their couples to go over their existing designs and discuss how they can work with their new season.

  • Worried about your dress being ready in time? Debbi at Sew n Sew is ensuring her couples that all shipments are arriving on time and safely. Once the shop reopens, there will be extended days for alterations.

5. Celebrate the day anyway.

You've been looking forward to this day for months or even years, so make it special! Bake a cake with the flavors of your wedding cake, order from your favorite takeout restaurant, or dance in the living room to your first dance song!

The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone. On the bright side, you will have more time to save up some money, the anticipation will be even greater, and your wedding day will have a whole new meaning when you get to reunite with all of your family and friends

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