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Angela
Beginner August 2020

Coronavirus postponement: Dated wedding items

Angela, on March 16, 2020 at 3:57 PM Posted in Community Conversations 2 22
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Hi, guys...

I stalk the forums and don't usually post too much, but like many of you, the coronavirus forced me to postpone our 4/4 wedding, which will now take place on August 1st. My question is... what do I do about the many items that I already purchased that are dated! I'm freaking out... The wedding sign, the guestbook sign, the napkins, toasting glasses, server set, Ring bearer box... Ahhhhhh! I have to order everything again! Is that what all of you would do? I'm devastated about all of this! Smiley cry

**Edit below**

Just a thought... Since Danny and I are rarely serious...

What if I just reprint all of the paper items but leave the larger engraved items as is and then place a sign on the gift table that says this, "Pardon our signage... We were blessed to have two wedding dates! Please be sure to leave us gifts for both!" Smiley xd

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Latest activity by Lindsay, on April 4, 2020 at 8:47 AM
  • Nicole
    Super August 2020
    Nicole ·
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    We’re now date twins! I was thinking the same in case (hopefully not) this continues til August. I think FH and would still get married on that day in court so that our date would still be special to us. Is there a way some things can be repainted to have your new date placed? Or can you reach out to where you got them from and see if there’s anything that can be done since this is a hard time for many brides, I would hope some sellers would be understanding. But for napkins those may need to be reordered :/ if nothing could be done and that were me, I would just have to reorder what I can within my budget I guess
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  • T.c
    Dedicated June 2020
    T.c ·
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    Same here. I’m just going to use what I have. Spent too much money and don’t really have it to try and replace everything. I’m sorry you are dealing with this 😔
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  • Ti
    Savvy February 2020
    Ti ·
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    So sorry you’re going through this! Other than invites, honestly I would keep everything as is. Guests will know and understand. No use redoing everything! You could also reach out to vendors and see if they’d be willing to work with you, but this is such a tough time for everyone.
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  • Angela
    Beginner August 2020
    Angela ·
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    I considered going to the courthouse on our original date so that we could keep everything as is, but there are no courthouse weddings on Saturday in FL. Also... I want my wedding to mean something and I feel that this would take away from the occasion, and upset many people who later found out that they traveled to my destination wedding in Key West just to learn that we were already married. I have reached out to most of my vendors and many are offering between a 10- 20% discount, but it is still pretty heavy expense. I really just wanted to see what everyone else thought.

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  • Angela
    Beginner August 2020
    Angela ·
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    Thank you for all of your replies. =)

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    I think that's funny. But it's an also know your crowd thing, if they think/ find that funny then I would. It sounds like your guests probably know yours and your FH's personalities so I think it would be fine to do that. Oh sorry I see you deleted that comment about the piece of paper thing!

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  • Anna
    Super April 2020
    Anna ·
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    Can't you find someone who can marry you that way? You can have someone a small ceremony. That's what i would do.

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  • Angela
    Beginner August 2020
    Angela ·
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    I added it to my original post Smiley winking

    Trust me... our crowd knows us! It is our closest friends and family. Small and intimate... around 50-60 people. My fiance is a big guido Italian always scheming for a dollar, so it would be funny!

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    Oh gotcha! Sorry didn't see that lol. I would do it then.

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  • lesley
    Just Said Yes March 2021
    lesley ·
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    I’m on the same boat, originally this Saturday March 21st. I’ll still put them up and let everyone know that it’s a date we hold close to our heart and that shows how special getting married on our new date really means... and how significant it is to finally say I do.
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  • L
    Super October 2020
    Leslie ·
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    How about Parson on signage it Danny and I are blessed to have 2 wedding dates for twice as much fun!

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  • Jeannette
    Beginner October 2020
    Jeannette ·
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    I have the same dilemma. We even had personalized gifts made for the groomsmen men and parents with 4.4.2020 on them. I reached out to most of the stores on etsy that I purchased our dated items from to see of any of it could be updated. Most couldn't do anything which I expected. A couple offered coupons for future purchase. Some friends suggested we just keep or cross out the old date as a way to just keep a little humor about the situation.
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  • Karina
    Just Said Yes July 2020
    Karina ·
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    I totally can relate... our date was also 4/4 😭 we have rescheduled for 7-11. Hugs to you my fellow bride!!! Xoxo
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  • M
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Marlene ·
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    My bridesmaids are saying just leave it the way it is, people will understand. But there are certain things like the welcome sign and the guest canvas that I don't really want to have the wrong date. But It is so much money to change things already. To make matters worse, and just to add a bit more humor to this situation which many find funny, but it is very stressful...I was set to have a destination wedding in Italy!!

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  • Ashtin
    Just Said Yes May 2021
    Ashtin ·
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    Haven't scanned to see if anyone else has posted this yet: My fiance and I are still planning to get officially married on our original date of May 16 (which is on our wedding favors--stamped on small craft notebooks). So instead of ordering a new stamp and a bunch of new books, we are going to keep them with that date since we will still be getting married on that day.. Not sure if it makes too much sense, but we are rolling with it! Best of luck to you with everything! Smiley heart

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  • Sabrina
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Sabrina ·
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    Still figuring it out, but this is what I have so far:
    1. Guest "book" - we had a beautiful canvas printed with one of our engagement pictures. The date is on the smaller side so we will probably leave as is. was too expensive to reprint

    2. Wedding date sign - will probably purchase a new one and will see if the vendor can offer some kind of discount. it also wasn't super expensive

    3. Champagne flutes - my cousin bought us these absolutely beautiful, engraved champagne crystals that have our names and wedding dates. So torn super torn here if we should replace them with the new date or just let it be... FH thinks we should keep the date, says it's a story to tell later on.

    What is everyone doing about their invitations? Resending or doing it digitally?

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  • Heather
    Just Said Yes February 2020
    Heather ·
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    I am in the same boat. My FH and I are in Florida and our date is April 18th. We are more than likely postponing to our second date at the end of May but idk what to do at this point. I have everything made and done with that date on it. I’m sobbing here thinking about having to postpone. My coordinator said to give it two weeks and we have 72 hours before wedding to make that choice. All of our vendors are locked in for the 2nd date.


    We don’t know if we should still get married that day with just out fur babies and his uncle who is marrying us but we also don’t want to take away from that moment.
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  • Angela
    Beginner August 2020
    Angela ·
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    I struggled with that, as well, Heather. I thought if I marry on that day, then the date will still be valid, but I want my wedding day to actually mean something... Otherwise, what's the point. It's all disheartening, but I am staying positive for my new date on August 1.

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  • Angela
    Beginner August 2020
    Angela ·
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    For my invitations... I sent an updated Wedding Date Card...

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    We also had a very expensive Canvas of our engagement photo for our guestbook. The vendor said he will offer a discount for a reprint when the nightmare is over, but he has closed up shop in the interim.


    Coronavirus postponement: Dated wedding items 3

    I love this soooooo much! ugh!
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  • Natalie
    Devoted July 2021
    Natalie ·
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    I hear you, we had to postpone our June 13 wedding to July of next year and I was thinking the same regarding items we purchased that have that date already written on them.


    - For the signs, we will get creative and find a way of whiting out the original date with the new one since the sign is printed on a white background.


    - I wouldn't go through the trouble and expense of re-ordering your guest book. your guests know what happened and its just not worth the repurchase unless you are totally bothered by it.


    - I like your idea of playing it off with humor!



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