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UKbride Member Request 27 Mar 2020

Personalisation

Hello, my wedding was supposed to be the 24th May but has been postponed to a later date. I have personalised sweet bags, cake boxes and cuff links for father of the bride. What would your advice be to do with these? The sweet bags and cake boxes are stickers so I could peel off and order new but I don’t know what to do about the cuff links? Should I just leave everything as is and assume guests will understand?

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Lynn Evans
Lynn Evans 28 Mar 2020

You could try talking to the company you bought the cufflinks and see if there's anything they can do for you. Failing that, speak to the FoB and see how he feels about getting the original cufflinks. Good luck 🍀❤

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

Some materials can be buffed out and re-engraved. I’d speak to the company or a jeweller once everything opens again 🙂

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

We are leaving everything with dates as they are xx

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

We have the same problem. We bought metal wine stoppers that are engraved for our parents, the best Man a leather wash bag with the date on and then our signage. Not sure what to do 🤷

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

I would just keep as they are. Least there is a story to tell behind the original date so people will understand. I was supposed to get married yesterday luckily only thing with date on for us is confetti. We now get married Jan I'm gutted.....

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

Go with what you have. Wedding suppliers will not survive if everyone starts asking for refunds.

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

I'd leave them as they are, your wedding will go into family history as the year the virus changed everything. Kind of quirky. Xxx

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

I’m in the same boat. I’ve decided to leave the bits I’ve got as they are (bubbles, paper fans, tissues, wooden guest book etc). Can’t really afford to pay out to get them all changed with the new date. All my guests will understand the situation.

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

We have the same issue . everything we’ve done has the date . In fact our welcome board has just arrived this morning again with the date . It’s looking like we’re going to have to postpone. Because we’ve spent so much we are going to still use them and laugh about it as we still feel that that was our date 😊

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

Leave it as it is, it's history and a good story behind it. That's what I'm doing xx

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

I was meant to get married on 23rd May my wedding ring has the date engraved on it 😞🙈 xx

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

The cufflinks boxes I had were personalised I emailed the company and they sent 2 new boxes with the new date on them👍🏻

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

I have the same problem! I’m just keeping them as is! It’s just one of those things and everyone who gets something with the “old” date on knows why there is a new date!

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

I’m keeping it all the same. People will understand

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

Maybe cross it all out and hand write the new dates/engrave new dates where possible. It's all part of your wedding journey after all and part of the story you'll tell in years to come xxx

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

We’re leaving everything with our old date on with the exception of our wedding rings.
Our jewellers have said they can amend the date fairly easily in them once we have a new date.xx

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

My wedding ring and favours all have my wedding date (04.07.2020) 🙈🙈🙈x

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

We have the same problem but luckily ours is 10th October hoping it will all be OK by then if not I'm going to leave the original date on as its just meant to be that way xx

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

I would leave them all with the original date. You guys chose that date for a reason so it is still significant to you. You may have had to postpone the wedding to a different time of year but your May date will still be part of your planning and journey together. Good luck with everything xx

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

We will be re-ordering stickers etc with the new date on luckily we haven't stuck the stickers with the original date on anything yet (favours, tissues etc).
We have spoken to the cufflinks company and they will send a replacement of the cufflink which includes the date closer to the time 😊
We are also going to reorder the little things like socks, bags, robes, hangers etc that have the old date on but not until closer to the time (April 2021) dependent on the situation etc.
We personally don't want our old date on things as the old date was special to us and it was really heartbreaking having to change it as the same date next year wouldn't work well for us 🤷🏻‍♀️

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

I was ment to get married on the 25th of may :( ours has also been rearranged x

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

I made candles that have stickers with the dates on. I’m planning on sending them to our guests and asking them to light a candle on that day, so in a way we are still coming together.

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

My wedding should of been 15th May & I have so much stuff personalised I've decided to keep the date as that was the original date we had planned. Its just a date & in years to come we will look back & remember what should of been & that we beat coronavirus . Stay safe everyone we will all get our day soon. Sending lots of love ❤👰

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

My wedding was booked for 27th April but I found out I was expecting a baby early may so brought the wedding forward. I kept the original dates. Was like a keep sake x

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

My wedding was delayed by hurricane dorian in florida last September we had a night do when was backnand everything said the 4th September 2019 so we got a black pen crossed it out and wrote 7tj and then dorian was here underneath. As long as your getting married thats all that matters and its a bit of a story to tell ❤️

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

I would leave the date- the guests will understand

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

Keep and use them... I'm sure all your family, friends and guests will understand... this has been such a horrible time for everyone and especially for those having to change dates..xx

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

Surely companies will understand under the current situation and change these for you?

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

Should be married now (28th March,) ive got everything with that date on including engraved gifts. I will use them as that was our intended day x

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

I would leave it and guests will surely understand - it’s an added expense you could probably do without if you were to reorder all of these things

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

Our wedding was supposed to be 21st of May but changed it to 21st of May next year.. we are keeping all our personalised things cos that was our wedding day ❤️❤️

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

Hello, I'm in the position of postponing my wedding set for the 29th May 2020. My question is had anyone been asked to increase their initial deposit in order to postpone their wedding?
We have been asked to double our initial deposit or face the cancellation fee of 50% of the wedding cost.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated x

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

Would your insurance not cover it? X

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

What do the cufflinks say on them? If it just the date you could try and sell them as 'daddy' ones for someone who's child was born on the date hahaa x

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

I would leave it as it’s all part of your story xx

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

I wouldn’t waste money getting reprinted weddings cost enough. They are small details you don’t notice. Maybe the cuff links. But even then I’m sure your father would understand.

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

What are the cufflinks like? Could you replace just one to keep the cost down. Could have the original date on one and new date on the other? That way if you have more than one set you could split a new set. If that makes sense? Depends what the cufflinks are like I guess xx

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

I think you should leave it as is. A fitting tribute to what must have been a really difficult time for you! Hope you have an amazing day when it comes xx

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

Leave it! You can have a giggle one the day you do get married and remember how you survived!

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

We are just leaving it as it is and crossing it out with the new date. People understand and no one will care x

UKbride Member 30 Mar 2020

I decided to change mine but 1. I have OCD so it would really annoy me if the date was wrong.
2. I dont really have a lot of things with dates
You could try and make a joke out of it like a sign saying
"Due to coronavirus and me not wanting to change all my dates please imagine (whatever your date is) is (your new date) we thank you for your cooperation in this matter."
Or something more funny lol

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

I would and pretend the actual day is the 24th May!

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

See what you can get changed and if not, make something of it.

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

Hi my wedding is November and although ours will probably go ahead that’s not my worry, I am worried about paying for it all as we can’t work, so I am unsure on wether to postpone till next year but I must say I love the idea of still giving personalised items out as I have had a lot of stuff made, to me that is just a reminder to everyone that that should of been our original date, so unsure on wether to postpone x

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

I'd leave them... and use them as a "We Survived Corona Virus" Memento for your wedding day

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