Postponed your bridal shower or rescheduled due to coronavirus (COVID-19) ? Stay positive with easy tips for your new date. Wedding planners share advice on how couples can navigate the whole process, despite all the uncertainty going on in the world right now. Given social distancing orders, however, to-be-weds are still celebrating their original wedding date by planning virtual bachelorette parties, online bridal showers and commitment ceremonies. With group gatherings, large and small, cancelled due to COVID-19, thousands of brides were forced to postpone their upcoming wedding. We share some advice on postponing a shower party or bachelorette party with ease, good manners, and (most importantly) optimism.
Make the announcement reach everyone quickly
Send an email announcement to your entire guest list and then give each member of your wedding party a list of guests to contact. Ask them to call each guest personally to check they got the email and find out if they plan to attend.
Make plan on rescheduling the Party
If the party would be holding from June onward, its OK to go ahead with the party as planned. Just make sure to stay informed and see how events progress in the coming weeks so you can make proper decisions.
If the event will be happening between now and May, 2020 look out for a new date this year preferably dates between late summer and autumn this year. You can also move the date to 2021, if the couple won’t be married before 2021.
Bridal Shower Cancellation Card
This simple card uses the following bridal shower cancellation wording:
“Postponed — Due to unforeseen circumstances, ______’s bridal shower has been postponed.
We will share the new date with you as soon as possible”.
Bridal Shower Postponed Card
This card simply reads,
“______’s Bridal Shower
Has Been Postponed.
We recognize what is happening in the world currently,
and we have decided to postpone the bridal shower for aw while.
New date to follow.”
This bridal shower cancellation addresses the current virus situation and also tells guests with adequate wording that it will be postponed to a date in the future.
Reach out to your friends and family
When I canceled my bridal shower, I found my bridesmaids and my mom to be especially helpful. At that time, I was extremely upset — I practically burst into tears whenever someone brought it up in conversation — so having them tell all the guests took the emotional strain off of me. They comfort my emotions and really help me get through the hard time.
Get inspired by other brides’ POSTPONEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS ideas
For inspiration, it’s great to see how other couples have announced their wedding postponement. Below we’re sharing a few formal, and fun postponement announcement ideas. As you can see, you can make the tone work for your guests by choosing images and a style that is most meaningful for you.