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Dana
Savvy May 2021

Postponed

Dana, on April 8, 2020 at 10:35 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 13
Hey all, so as most of us unfortunately I had to postpone my wedding. Originally May 8 but now August 20th, 2020. For bridal party, I had bought personalized items with the wedding date on it. For example the groomsmen I got a tumbler that says their name & date on it and for my dad I got a handkerchief that has the date on it. Any recommendations on how I can fix it or if I should just give them the gift with the original date on it anyway? Anyone else running into these issues? I bought them on Etsy so there’s no way they will return it, just that I will have to repurchase new ones. Thanks!!

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Latest activity by MeetTheRobinsons, on April 14, 2020 at 1:14 PM
  • Onya
    Expert October 2020
    Onya ·
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    I️ would still use it personally. I️ think The sentiment will still stand. ❤️
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  • Steph
    Dedicated October 2020
    Steph ·
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    Yes I would use the same ones. My wedding is October and I’m planning to postpone as well
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  • Brittany
    Dedicated March 2021
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    I don't think the real date being on the gifts is an issue at all, especially since they're bridal party gifts. You could also DIY it say the new date by crossing out the old one in a clever or funny way.

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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    Give it to them “as is”. Everyone understands the situation. Plus wedding dates mean more to the couple than anyone else. So your bridal party won’t care.
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  • Autumn
    Devoted July 2020
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    If they are decals and it means a lot to you that they are correct you could always try nail polish mover (pure acetone is best) on a cotton swab to remove the decal of the date! If they are engraved I would keep and give as is!

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  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
    Margaret ·
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    I agree with pp with giving it to them as is, but also completely love the idea of doing the cross out of the old date and inserting the new date. As for your dad's handkerchief, I think I'd get him a new one, but also give him the original.

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  • Amanda
    VIP December 2020
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    I also have this situation as a June to December bride. I actually spoke to all of my vendors on Etsy and while they couldn't do a return/exchange, they all gave me coupon's for the replacement item which in some cases made the new one 50% off. It's all about communication and what your're wanting for your memories. We are honestly going to embrace our new date as our date, we love it and I'm going to have the few things I had personalized changed to reflect it.

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  • Dana
    Savvy May 2021
    Dana ·
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    I spoke to the vendors and they offered 10%off, which is better than nothing.
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  • Dajia
    Savvy August 2021
    Dajia ·
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    I would still give to them, it will be a date to remember. A story behind the date before your wedding day. You can even type a cute little note and tag it to each gift to make it even more personal and humorous. Why spend more money on something you couldn't control?

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  • Dana
    Savvy May 2021
    Dana ·
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    Thank you!
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  • Gina
    WeddingWire Administrator April 2021
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    Hi Dana,

    I'm so sorry you had to postpone your wedding! I definitely agree with some of the suggestions above.

    There are several ongoing conversations re: what to do with your dated decor items on the WeddingWire forums. The overall vibe is that your original date is part of your story.

    - Re-purchasing items with dates after postponing wedding

    - What to do with wedding decor with different date?

    - What to do about dated favors

    Hope this helps! I'm wishing you the best of luck with your August wedding! DP8w9oG1Zjw6zXLt4HyZKfY810DKVX8O7zhUqQtD

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  • Renee
    Super June 2020
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    We are using everything that says June 7th as we are still exchanging vows that day. The reception decor will still say June 7th and murals on the floor or wall even though we are looking at September 20th for a reception. Even if you are not getting married on May 8th, I would still use all of what I have purchased.

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  • MeetTheRobinsons
    Devoted June 2020
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    I would definitely use the original décor, because it was your original date and although effected by COVOD-19 it would still be part of your wedding story.

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