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What to do when COVID has caused you to postpone or reschedule your Loudoun, Virginia wedding

Love is patient...

and Virginia brides and grooms will continue to need to be so for the time being. That is tough, however, as we navigate how to handle March and April weddings... mini-wedding? elope? postpone? reschedule? livestream? So much to consider and decide.


As a wedding coordinator, my job is to help make everything easier for my couples so they can enjoy each other and their families as they prepare for and on their wedding day. In the time of COVID, that has often come to mean virtually holding their hand as they make some difficult decisions. But it has also given me the opportunity to offer the comfort and joy that a trusted friend and confidante can give. I have several Wedding Day Management brides and grooms who have weddings scheduled for March and April and now that social gatherings in Virginia are still restricted to 10 people inside, my couples have asked for assistance with invitations, save the dates and postponement announcements. Here are a few examples I have written and I am happy to brainstorm with anyone to help the wording meet your unique circumstances. Please contact me at smc@anexceptionalevent.com if I can help you in any way (whether you are one of my contracted couples or not).


Fondly,

Shawn Marie



Same Time, Same Place, Different Date


Dear friends and family,


We are so grateful for your love and support as we prepare for our wedding and marriage. We had every intention of celebrating with you on ____. Unfortunately, restrictions on gatherings in Virginia are still restricted to 10 people (inside) or 25 people (outside), so we are changing our original plans.

Please save the date (again!) for ______ for our rescheduled wedding celebration. Keep an eye on our wedding website for updates (list website here) and an official invitation will be sent closer to our new date.


Again, we are so thankful for our dear family and friends – thank you for being part of our lives and for loving us through this crazy time.


With anticipation,

Bride and Groom



Wedding Date staying the same (ceremony will be livestreamed), Save the Date for future celebration


Dear friends and family,


We are so grateful for your love and support as we prepare for our wedding and marriage. We had every intention of celebrating with you on ____. Unfortunately, restrictions on gatherings in Virginia are still restricted to 10 people (inside) or 25 people (outside), so we are changing our original plans.

We will still be getting married on ___ with our immediate families and we hope that you will join us via Zoom for a livestream of our wedding ceremony: Zoom link here


We also hope you will save the date (again) for ___ when we will gather for a vow renewal ceremony and fabulous wedding celebration. Keep an eye on our wedding website for updates (list website here) and an official invitation will be sent closer to our new date.


Again, we are so thankful for our dear family and friends – thank you for being part of our lives and for loving us through this crazy time.


With anticipation,

Bride and Groom



Rescheduling Wedding, Date TBD

Dear friends and family,


We are so grateful for your love and support as we prepare for our wedding and marriage. We had every intention of celebrating with you on ____. Unfortunately, restrictions on gatherings in Virginia are still restricted to 10 people (inside) or 25 people (outside), so we are changing our original plans.

We have made the difficult decision to postpone our wedding and will keep you posted when we reschedule. Keep an eye on our wedding website for updates (list website here) and an official invitation will be sent once those plans are finalized.


Again, we are so thankful for our dear family and friends – thank you for being part of our lives and for loving us through this crazy time.


With anticipation,

Bride and Groom

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