wedding invitation etiquette during COVID-19

COVID-19 wedding wording

COVID-19 has forced many couples to rethink their wedding plans, postponing their weddings or opting for smaller, more intimate ceremonies with larger celebrations to follow. With that comes even more questions about handling wording scenarios properly and effectively. We’re here to help answer any of your wedding etiquette questions, so please don’t hesitate to reach out! Below we provided examples of COVID-19 wedding wording scenarios from our etiquette guide that might be of help:

COVID-19 wedding wording


Your original wedding date has changed, and you need to send a new save the date to your guests:

Please save a NEW date
to celebrate
Alex and Kate
September 21, 2021
San Diego, California


Save our new date
The wedding celebration of
Sarah Collins
Andrew Mitchell
in Palm Beach, Florida
has been rescheduled for
December 12, 2021
Formal invitation to follow


Your original wedding date has changed, and you need to send an update to your guests:

Dear friends and family,
We have made the decision to move our wedding celebration
to the weekend of October 10-12, 2021.
We can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Carolyn and David
For more information and to RSVP for the new date,
please visit our wedding website:

Your wedding has been postponed without a new date, and you need to send an update to your guests:

During this challenging and unprecedented time,
We regret to inform you that
Carly and Frederick’s wedding
Has been postponed.
We will keep you updated
when more information is available.
The Campbell and Monterey families


Your wedding ceremony will be live-streamed so that guests can join virtually:

Change of Plans
Due to the current public health crisis,
we are unable to share this day in person
with all of our friends and family.
We would love for you to join us virtually
and witness the celebration of our marriage.
Please visit our website for details
on accessing our special day.


You’ve sent invitations but have decided to host a small ceremony with your closest friends and family and will celebrate with the rest of your guests at a later date:

Considering the uncertainty arising from the ongoing pandemic
and to ensure the wellbeing of our loved ones,
we have made the difficult decision to abbreviate
our wedding ceremony and celebration.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause
our intended guests.
We will be married this year in an intimate ceremony
and look forward to celebrating with you all in the future.

You can find more examples via our etiquette guide so be sure to check that out for ways to solve these scenarios. Again, we are here to help take the stress out of wording and put the excitement back into wedding planning!

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