Each year in the UK, for one reason or another, numerous weddings are postponed, or worse still, cancelled altogether.
Now we are not trying to panic you, but letís be honest, you are either reading this simply because you are the curious type, or more likely you are in the unenviable position of needing our advice on this tricky matter.
There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to how to inform guests about the postponement or cancellation of Wedding plans, and chances are that if you are in this position you may have more pressing matters on your hands, but it is always good to be polite and extend the courtesy to others which you would expect yourself.
Letís look first at postponing the Wedding.
There are numerous reasons why a Wedding could be postponed Ė from a simple clash of dates or double booking at the Reception venue right through to a death in the family or, dare we say it, cold feet. The key point with a postponement is that the couple still plan to get married, albeit sometime in the future. If you follow etiquette, then the correct way to inform your guests is to recall the invites Ė this can be done via a simple card worded in the same format as your initial Wedding invitation, for example:
Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson
regret to inform you that invitations to the marriage of their daughter
Miss Joanna Johnson
Mr. Tom McCoy
On June 21st 2003
Are to be recalled