Normal day-to-day life has come to a screeching halt in the last few weeks, and anyone with an event planned within the next two months has had to make the difficult decision to postpone. As fun as video chats are, they’re just not a replacement for gathering and celebrating a special occasion.
That’s why we’ve added Change the Dates! There are lots of ways to communicate a new event date but Change the Dates are a nice option for more formal events like weddings, fundraisers, galas and conferences. Check out the selection and see which design is right for you!
Since we all like to have options, let’s go through a few common ways to communicate event changes and you can decide which one you like best.
7 Ways to Communicate an Event Postponement
Formal Event Ideas
1. Change the Dates – of course we had to push this option as #1 since we just released this new collection! These work for any event whether it’s your wedding, graduation party, or corporate event.
2. Enclosure Cards – Enclosure cards are commonly called reception cards and information cards. These are small cards (4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″) you can personalize with changes to your event and send for minimal cost.
Informal Event Ideas
3. Postcards – slightly bigger than enclosure cards, these are perfect for communicating simple changes in an economical fashion. You could even try designing your own and ask your local Carlson Craft retailer if they’ll print them for you.
4. Email – Depending on the type of event, sending an email to all the guests might be the best way to get information out quickly and efficiently. This is a great option for business events and conferences.
5. Paperless Post – we don’t normally recommend electronic invitations but Paperless Post does an excellent job with beautifully designed electronic invites. If you’re looking for something that’s free or low cost but way prettier than an email, this is it!
6. Facebook – Great for social events like weddings and anniversary parties. Just create an event and change the headline to Change the Date with all the necessary details.
7. Text – Although this is super casual, it is easy, efficient and economical. Text is best for informal gatherings like birthday parties.
There you have it! A little advice from Carlson Craft about communicating your new event date. For all the wedding couples out there, feel free to check out our blog post about How to Postpone a Wedding for more useful tips.