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7 “Must Have” Tips for Rescheduling Your Wedding

Postponing and rescheduling your wedding may not be anyone’s first choice, but it’s sometimes a necessary part of wedding planning. If you’re part of a couple that had to move your big day, use these tips for postponing and getting your wedding planning back on track.

Post updates for guests on your wedding website.

One of the most important parts of rescheduling a wedding is communication, both with those close to you and others farther down on the guest list. A wedding site (either a website or social media site) makes this task easier—if it’s kept up-to-date. When postponing a wedding, a wedding site is a logical place to give updates, though you should be cautious about posting too many updates.

Don’t feel like you have to go into too much detail about the reason behind the postponement; it’s up to you to decide how much information you want to give out. If you are unsure about your new wedding date, wait to post it until you have it finalized so there is no confusion. (This wedding website guide gives you a full list of everything you should include on your wedding site.)

Contact your family and wedding party directly.

While your wedding website might be the easiest place to update guests, make sure you take a more direct approach with your family and wedding party. For those close to you, contact them directly with wedding updates. This small step minimizes family drama and stems any hurt feelings.

Make sure you de-stress when you get overwhelmed.

Postponing a wedding is stressful—and so is when you can start planning because you have a final wedding date! During this stressful time, make sure you have a strong support system and an occasional chance to de-stress. A date with your fiancé, time away from your wedding checklist, or one of these other ideas for de-stressing during wedding planning can help you relax and come back to your wedding planning checklist ready to tackle the next step.

Send out new Save the Date cards.

In addition to posting online updates, don’t forget to send out notices of postponement and new Save the Date cards when you have a final date and everything is a go. Don’t hesitate to have fun with these cards, and be creative with the wording. Here are a few ideas:

  • “Our love story is not on hold, but our wedding date is. Can’t wait to celebrate with you!”
  • “We have made the extremely difficult decision to postpone our wedding, but we are looking forward to setting a new date soon.”
  • “Hope you can be part of our plan B! Join us for our new wedding date on month day, year.”
  • “There’s been a change in plans, but no change in our commitment to each other!”

Find more wording ideas and tips for communicating about a wedding postponement in this article from the Knot.

Be aware that rescheduling a wedding may bring up some uncomfortable situations.

Postponing and rescheduling a wedding is not a pleasant situation. Unfortunately, it can also bring up other uncomfortable situations. When rescheduling your wedding date, prepare yourself for two common scenarios. Unfortunately, guests that were able to come to your first wedding date may not be able to come to your new wedding date.

You may also have to trim your guest list for your new wedding date, either due to capacity restrictions or other circumstances. While it’s not pleasant, you can use these tips for trimming your guest list.  

Keep a list of wedding vendors so you can contact them promptly.

Organization is the key to smooth and less-stress wedding planning. In the case of postponing and rescheduling a wedding, it’s necessary. (You can also hire a wedding planner to help you through the process.)

If you’re working through it on your own, keep an accurate list of vendors’ contact information so you can easily contact them. It’s also essential to have a close relationship with your wedding venue so you can discuss future availability.

Be ready to tackle deadlines—and be flexible.

Every couple’s situation is different. If you decide to keep your wedding plans the same but on a different date, be ready to refocus your efforts and tackle your wedding planning checklist. The second option is to get married and plan a “wedding reception only” for a later date. (Use the tips for planning a wonderful “wedding reception only” if you choose the latter option.) Both options are wonderful ways to celebrate your love, and good solutions if you have for rescheduling a wedding.

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Adults-Only Wedding? 6 Essential Wedding Planning Tips and Ideas

Milwaukee couples, we know that planning an adults-only wedding can be very simple—and very hard. There are so many pros and cons of a wedding sans kids, and so many questions from potential guests. On one hand, an adults-only wedding can be a great party with your friends and family without any worry about kids. Plus, an adults-only wedding is an easy way to trim your wedding guest list when you want to hold a smaller wedding or your budget is tight. An adults-only wedding also lends itself to more formal wedding themes and ideas. On the flip side, an adults-only wedding can be offensive to some—especially friends or family members who might be upset that they have to hire a babysitter.

There’s a lot to consider. When an adults-only wedding is right for you, it’s full speed ahead with wedding planning—and these tips for a wonderfully grown-up wedding ceremony and reception.  

Choose your invitation wording carefully.

One of the trickiest parts of planning an adults-only wedding is making it clear that only adults are invited. Couples should never use the terms “no kids,” which is considered a major faux pas, on their invitations. Instead, use some of these adults-only wedding invite phrases when you finalize invite wording.

Have an answer ready for questions about your adults-only wedding.

The decision to hold an adults-only wedding is going to come with questions from guests. You can answer these questions on your wedding website (use this guide for creating a complete wedding website) or social media site. When you get questions, be direct and clear about your wishes. It’s also a good idea to reach out to friends and family affected by your decision. While you may have some good conversations, don’t be offended if some guests choose not to attend the wedding.

Don’t make exceptions to your adults only rule.

When you decide to hold adults-only wedding, you have to stick to it. Don’t make exceptions for some guests and not others, which can stir up hard feelings. (It is normal to allow children in the wedding party to attend the wedding reception.) If you want to accommodate the parents on your guest list, you can provide a room with experienced babysitters near the wedding.

Always tour your wedding venue before signing on the bottom line.

This wedding planning tip is for any couple, but couples hosting an adults-only wedding should add a few more items to their wedding venue tour checklist. First of all, if you are hosting a special sampling bar, it’s important to look for a wonderful cocktail area. Secondly, if you are providing a room with childcare, make sure to look for an adequate space.

Consider adding an ale or wine sampling bar.

There are so many options for wedding entertainment, but a favorite for adults-only wedding is an ale or wine sampling bar. This adults-only wedding idea is also a great way to bring a local flavor to your wedding (check out these other ideas for adding a local flavor to your wedding), because you can offer drinks from local wineries or breweries. For a special twist, you can also offer a cocktail with a custom recipe.

Don’t be afraid to ask for wedding planning assistance.

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed by wedding planning! If you need help navigating through planning a wedding sans kids, look for a local wedding planner or a wedding venue with experienced event planners that can help you pull it all together. It can be incredibly helpful a wedding planner who knows local wedding vendors that can make your vision of an adults-only wedding a reality.