Wedding Etiquette: How to Postpone a Wedding?

Q: Our wedding is one month away, but we've decided to postpone. How do we let wedding guests know?

A: When a wedding is canceled or rescheduled, you can let guests know with printed cards, personal notes, or even by phone. If possible, a written mailer is preferable; that way you don't have to explain the circumstances over and over, which can be painful whether the wedding was delayed because of a sick parent or because of cold feet. An official card is generally worded like an invite:Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sandsannounce that the marriage of their daughterMichele JustinatoJohn David Elliottwill not take place/has been postponed.A personal note should give the same information, just not as formally. In any case, listing a specific reason for the cancellation is not necessary. You may, however, decide to call guests traveling long distances as soon as possible so they can cancel their travel plans.


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