Depending on how soon your wedding was to take place this year, your wedding has likely been impacted by the corona virus pandemic in different ways. If your wedding was scheduled to take place this spring or into the summer, then chances are you’ve already had all, if not most, of your wedding stationery, including day of stationery already printed and delivered to you.
With your wedding now postponed, what do you do about all those stationery items that now have the wrong date or wedding details on them? We are here today to offer you some advice regarding COVID-19 and your day of stationery.
What you ultimately decide to do with those printed pieces is entirely up to you. We’ve certainly had our fair share of customers ordering reprints. While we have done our best to offer discounts where we can, not all of these reprints have been free. We hate to see anyone lose money over something beyond any of our control so we thought we’d share some ideas on how to avoid reprinting or reordering your day of stationery.
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Before tossing out those wedding favor tags, ceremony programs or other day of stationery, we have a few tips to consider.
Option 1 - Do Nothing
Here’s the deal. We are all going through this together. There isn’t one person on your guest list that hasn’t been impacted by this pandemic in some way. Given social distancing, not being able to congregate in large groups and stay-at-home orders, your guests are going to completely understand that when your wedding does finally take place, that this was not the original wedding that you had planned.
If you want, you can make an announcement regarding the incorrect date at the wedding but for the most part, your guests are going to understand and no one will fault you for using the programs or favor tags that you had ordered from your original wedding.
Please note. We do not suggest using programs or other day of stationery if the entire wedding is different. A wrong date is one thing but venue, officiant, etc. is something else. In those cases, new prints are the way to go.
Option 2 - Get Creative with Crafts
If you have your wedding date printed on certain items like door hangers or programs, consider adding a ribbon, to cover the date or find a coordinating washi tape to place over the date. Washi tape is actually a personal favorite because it’s super inexpensive, washi tape is available in endless colors and patterns AND it would be extremely easy to do. No skill required. It’s also an option that doesn’t require perfection.
We also sell a range of options on our site. These plain pastels are great because they will work with so many different wedding stationery designs. >> Shop Washi Tape Here
If washi tape isn’t your thing, maybe add a wax seal. Some companies make wax seal stickers now that are incredibly easy to do and no special materials required.
Option 3 - Frame it
For things like table numbers, a great way to hide an incorrect date is by putting them in frames and adding a flower petal (think your wedding flowers) or a sprig of greenery conveniently over the date. This is a great way to add a unique touch to your table numbers while making use of the ones you already have.
We love these modern gold frames. Super sleek but beautiful at the same time and because they are glass, you can add a photo or note to the back side.
Of course at the end of the day, what you do with your wedding stationery is up to you. If you are looking for a fresh start then reusing your existing wedding stationery may not be for you. Regardless of your choice, your guests are going to know that you had to reschedule your wedding and will understand that this was not easy for you.