There are many different reasons why you may have to postpone your day. Whether that's down to COVID-19, or personal reasons, postponing your wedding can feel really scary! But telling your guests doesn't have to be.

Here is how to tell guests you're postponing your special day:

Change the Date Cards

If you want to keep things really classy and formal, you can use a 'Change the Date' card to announce your new wedding date. Change the Date cards are available in so many different styles, so you can easily match these cards to your wedding theme.

What's more, all of our cards are available as part of a full matching collection, so you can also match them to your wedding invitations, order of service, table plans, and so much more!

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Here at Tree of Hearts, our Change the Date cards are just 50p! We know how difficult and expensive it can be to have to reschedule your special day, so we want to make it as easy as possible for you.

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Fully personalise the cards with all of your details, and place your order! These cards come with envelopes, so all you need to do is add your guest addresses and post them.

If you are worried about the cost, then consider sending e-cards instead. There are a wide range of designs available online, and they're so quick and easy to make.


Whilst we would normally advise against emailing wedding guests, there are definitely times when it can be useful! In an unprecedented situation, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no strict etiquette rules when it comes to communicating with wedding guests.

If you are yet to decide on a new wedding date, then informing your guests via email is a great idea! It is super quick, easy, and free way to communicate, and will make your life so much easier.

Wondering what to write? Here are some wording examples:

  • Our wedding has been postponed, so we hope you can join us on our new wedding date: 24th October.
  • The wedding of Nicola and James has been postponed. Please save the new date: 24th October.
  • We have made the difficult decision to postpone our wedding. We will let you know our new wedding date as soon as we know! Stay safe. 


For the older people in your family, or those who aren't as tech-savvy, why not give them a call? They're sure to appreciate you reaching out.

It's a great way to catch up as well as announce your news, and means that you can really explain your situation and how you're feeling to your wedding guests.

Update your Wedding Website

Finally, if you have a wedding website, be sure to update it with your new date, and perhaps explain the reason why you are postponing the day.

Your wedding website is a great place to put updates about your wedding - just make sure all of your wedding guests have the link!


We hope you have found this blog useful! For more wedding help and advice, check out our other blogs.