The 11 Best Change the Date Cards to Send If Your Wedding is Postponed

If you have to reschedule, do it in style.

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Many couples are wondering what to do because of recent changes in the environment. While some couples are choosing to hold small, socially-distanced outdoor ceremonies, some events may have to be rescheduled. If you're planning weddings right now, you'll probably have a ton of questions about changing dates and weighing all the options. You may already be in touch with friends and family about shifting plans, but if you're looking for a more official way to send the news, you might want to consider sending a "change the date" card.

Many of these cards can be printed at home and sent out (an option if you already have postage available in your home), or they can be sent as digital versions. If you've talked to your vendor, you may have already have rescheduled a new date for the festivities. If you don't know the details yet (we know—this is super overwhelming!), that's okay too. You just want to make sure that every guest knows that the event has definitely been postponed, but is still going to happen—and when it does, you'll want them to be there to celebrate with you.

Read on for the best change the date cards.

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Ivy Paige Invitations Modern Change the Date

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This minimalist design is perfect for a modern couple. Because it's a downloadable template, you can customize the details and then print them out yourself or do a virtual send-off.

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Minted Phrosne Ras Funky Names Save the Date

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We love the mix of handwriting and type on this more casual, yet modern card. Like so many Minted paper options, the colors can be totally customized to fit your palette, and even the shape of the paper can be altered to one of 5 different silhouettes.

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Creative Union Design Change of Plans Digital Template

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With a modern, metallic border adorned with decorative greenery, this whimsical design combines the best of both worlds. The graphic layout looks great on both mobile and desktop.

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Zinger Bug Change of Plans Postcard

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The pretty script on this minimalist card says it all. The simplicity of the design means that it will fit in well with the other pieces in your wedding paper suite.

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Zola Verona Type Change the Date

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This modern change the date card is the perfect way to let your friends and family take note of the new plans. Keep the look clean and simple with a classic black or white paper, or add a rich burgundy or deep blue background to the text.

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Smitten Paper Props Virtual Wedding Party Invitation

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We love the positive, upbeat vibe of this card. The loose sprigs of eucalyptus add some vibrant color and give the design a laidback, boho look.

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Sweet Cloud Design Change of Date Template

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This sweet card speaks volumes. With a simple script and delicate drawing, it's the perfect way to both send the news and show your sentiments towards your friends and family.

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Reply By Design Studio Save the New Date Card

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This graphic card is a fun take on a traditional "save the date". It will let your guests know that you're definitely moving forward with the wedding—just at a later date that's safer for everyone.

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Rubi and Lib Change the Date Card

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The template for this minimalist card is super easy to use and doesn't require any additional software (or technical skills whatsoever!). We love the black and white design and mix of script and upper case letters.

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Blanche Paperie Wedding Postponement Announcement

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With delicate sprigs of lavender and greenery, this pretty invite feels like a calming breath of fresh air. Edit the template in your browser and print the invites out in the comfort of your home.

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Truly Inspired Paper Co. Wedding Postponement Card

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This modern pastel postcard can be printed by the vendor and sent out directly to all your people—just send over your guest list in a spreadsheet and they'll take it from there.

Do we need to send wedding postponement cards?

Notifying guests of the postponement with a phone call or email is fine, but sending a card is a nice touch. Sending out cards to your guest list in one large batch will streamline your process and make sure you don't forget about anyone.

When to send change the date cards

"It's best to notify guests as soon as possible when there will be a change of date," says Katie Fischer Cohen of Katie Fischer Design. "You can send a digital invite or surprise your guests with a new mailed announcement."

Should we announce the new wedding date?

If you've secured a new wedding date, it's fine to include it. If you're still waiting to nail down a date, it's best to send the change the date cards and new save the date separately.

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