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Invitations Q & A: Wedding Postponed due to military, what to do

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Wedding Postponed due to military, what to do

Q.  My son's wedding was planned for this weekend.  He is in the military and has just learned as of this past Saturday, that his request for leave was denied due to a shortage of servicemen to perform his assigned duties.  He was moved to a different flight and now cannot take leave until the beginning of September.  Everything has been taken care of and nothing needed to be done this week in preparation except for the night before the wedding.  We have since notified all guests, vendors, etc of the situation and am waiting to hear from my son on his exact leave dates so we can plan on another date.  We are tentatively looking at September 7th.  Do we need to send out invitations again or is there some etiquette that we should use in notifying all guests of the new date?

A. I'm sorry to hear about the cancelled wedding.  That can be so disappointing, particularly for the bride and groom.  Since you have already sent out the invitations once, it seems expensive to have to do it again.  However, you will need to give your caterer an accurate guest count, unless you aren't serving food.  Since you won't have time to send out the invitations 6 to 8 weeks before the wedding and get the RSVPs back, you might have a post card invitation printed and include a phone number for RSVP's.  Then, two weeks before the wedding, you can call those that you haven't heard from.  Its better to provide your guests with something in writing that they can refer back to than to simply call.  People tend to forget or to misplace the paper where they wrote the information.
Glenna Tooman, Wedding Consultant  


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