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their invitations but haven’t sent them yet, contact your stationery provider and ask them to create a simple insert with the new details and send that with your original invitation so you don’t waste your beautiful invitations. Should brides and grooms expect any fees or charges for postponing? Should they expect deposits back? Couples should not cancel. Just postpone. You most likely will not get your deposits back, because the deposit often covers time and labor already put into planning the wedding. Clear communication is key—and get everything in writing. Many vendors are waiving postponement fees if you move your date to a later time in 2020. If you choose to wait until 2021, you may have to pay a postponement fee. If the scope of work changes for your vendor, you could be charged additional fees, so make sure you communicate clearly with each vendor on what your expectations or changes are. Should couples shifting from a spring or summer wedding to a fall or winter wedding consider making any changes to theme and decor? This is your wedding. If you want a pastel springtime garden theme in December, then stick with it. Just know that certain fresh flowers may be more expensive during off-season. Your strapless gown may now need a shawl or wrap. This also provides an opportunity to be creative with slight pivots. If your spring wedding featured pink bridesmaid dresses and lots of greenery, just deepen the floral palette a bit by adding a burgundy accent color for a winter wedding. Instead of a summertime linen, add a touch of velvet. ❤ ❤ ❤ Remember that this is a celebration of your love story—don’t grieve the loss of the day. It is only one day in a lifetime of days. This is now a part of your wedding story. Stay positive, and don’t make any rash decisions. The date, the venue, and the guest count can all change, but the reason you are getting married has not changed. Your love for one another remains, so no matter what happens, your originally planned wedding will morph into another stunning and even more special wedding. Do you have questions for Nikki? Email her at email@example.com .
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