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13 sweet change the date cards to send if your wedding was postponed

It's the year of the Change the Date card

Three Change the Date cards on a blue background Credit: Minted / Zazzle / The Knot

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COVID-19 resulted in the cancellation of what feels like everything. Concerts, festivals, vacations, and, yes, even weddings. While some couples chose to elope, others wanted to make sure their loved ones can be there on their special day. According to The Wedding Report, 41.5% of couples who were planning a 2020 wedding moved their nuptials to 2021.

Part of rolling with these changes means sending out new information to your guests. Forget save the dates: 2021 is the year of change the date cards. Wedding stationery retailers are embracing the new normal by selling change the date wedding cards that allow couples to provide updated information for their ceremonies. Here are some of the most adorable and witty change the date cards to spread the word.

1. This cheery floral card with a bohemian vibe

A change the date card on a blue background
Credit: Shutterfly

Everyone loves a good rhyme.

We know it was probably a real bummer to postpone your nuptials, but why not turn to the future and get excited for the (new) big day? This cute card from Shutterfly features an adorable rhyme you can’t help but sing in your head. The clean florals and soft color palette help create a happy vibe so your guests will be just as excited as you for the new date.

Get the Bohemian Flowers Save The Date card from Shutterfly starting at $0.91 each

2. A cheeky, but chic minimalist card

A change the date wedding card from Zola
Credit: Zola

Does a new date count as “something new”?

You know the phrase “New Year, New Me.” Well, for many couples this past year, the new version of that is “New Year, Same Wedding.” This classically chic and minimalist card from Zola serves just the right amount of playfulness, while still maintaining its elegance. This is a good option for those who have yet to set an official new date. The update blurb mentions the cause for the delay with the promise of a new date forthcoming.

Get the New Year, Same Wedding card from Zola starting at $0.49 each

3. This fun card for the couple that likes to move and groove

A change the date wedding card from Minted
Credit: Minted

Put on your boogie shoes.

This card is perfect for the couple that isn’t afraid to be silly or have a laugh at themselves. It’s a humorous approach to postponing the big day and a great option for couples who have photos of them dancing together or are open to taking some. It’ll bring joy to you as a couple and guests who receive it.

Get the Marquee card from Minted starting at $1.42 each

4. A card all about love’s strength and perseverance

A change the date wedding card from Minted
Credit: Minted

Love is patient.

Although the original wedding date may be canceled, the love continues. This card, also from Minted, is the embodiment of love’s timelessness. Featuring a romantic design and positive outlook, it’s a fantastic choice for those who want to keep things a little more serious, but still provide something to look forward to.

Get the Frankie card from Minted starting at $1.50 each

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5. This bold and beautiful watercolor card

A change the date card from The Knot on a blue background
Credit: The Knot

Perfectly pretty.

If you want to keep the tone chill and the look dimensional, this card from The Knot is for you. Customize the layered watercolor feature with neutral color options. The classic serif text combined with modern script accents adds just the right amount of whimsy. Complete this card with your favorite photo together and your new wedding date.

Get the Layered Watercolor card from The Knot starting at $1.59 each

6. A to-the-point humorous card

A change the date card on a blue background
Credit: Minted

Cutting right to the chase in style.

This humorous card from Minted doesn’t beat around the bush. A modern, clean layout mixed with playful script suits a variety of different wedding styles and aesthetics. No need to worry about color schemes, just choose your favorite photo together and complete it with your names and new wedding date.

Get the Okay, New Plan card from Minted starting at $1.42 each

7. This adorably funny photo-centric card

A change the date card from Minted on a blue background
Credit: Minted

I do? More like re-do.

Sometimes you just have to laugh it off. Although your original plans got delayed, it’s time for a re-do. Be as creative as you want with this one. Choose your favorite engagement photo or even take a new silly photo to go with the lighthearted text.

Get the Let's I Do This Photo card from Minted starting at $1.42 each

8. A charming card all about the romance

A pink change the date card on a blue background from Shutterfly
Credit: Shutterfly

Look on the bright side.

There’s a silver lining to everything. Maybe the extra wait for your wedding brought you closer together. This card from Shutterfly has the cutest message sure to make guests smile when they receive it. And even though you had to wait a handful of extra months, when the moment comes to say “I do,” it’ll be all the sweeter.

Get the Worth It card from Shutterfly starting at $0.91 each

9. An honest and hopeful card

A white change the date wedding card from Vistaprint
Credit: Vistaprint

Simplicity at its finest.

In a year full of uncertainty, there’s one thing that remains strong and steadfast: love. This card acknowledges the need for a pause but keeps things hopeful with an inspiring message. Customize the font, colors, and even add photos if you like.

Get the Love Conquers All card from Vistaprint starting at $1.60 each

10. This simple card celebrating love’s timelessness

A white change the date card on a blue background
Credit: Artifact Uprising

No matter where or when, you’ll be there for each other.

This simple card is perfect for sending a potent message. You won’t let the craziness of the past year get you down. Choose from modern, debossed stamping or luxe foiled lettering. The simple nature of this card is good for those who don’t want to include a photo. Keep in mind that certain lettering colors may be harder to read than others on this stark white paper.

Get the Letterpress Elemental card from Artifact Uprising starting at $3.20 each

11. A sweet and solemn card

A gray change the date card from The Knot
Credit: The Knot

Heartfelt without being a downer.

Another more serious option is this one from The Knot. It’s simple and to the point, without putting a rain cloud over anyone’s head. The soft and neutral color palette is calming, and the typewriter font adds a bit of that trendy vintage vibe. Customize it with your sweetest photo together and any information you have about your new date.

Get the Natural Palette card from The Knot starting at $1.29 each

12. This witty, yet sincere card

An Unsave the date card from Zazzle
Credit: Zazzle

Life made us all hit the “undo” button on our plans.

Injecting a little wit into things can really brighten the mood. This card from Zazzle does just that, with a witty headline and sincere follow-up. It almost feels more like a letter than a change the date card. Customize the message for an even more personal feel.

Get the Unsave the Date card from Zazzle starting at $1.70 each

13. An elegant card with an optimistic outlook

A black change the date card on a blue background
Credit: Basic Invite

Hope is on the horizon.

After the trials and tribulations brought on by the pandemic, we are now entering a new state of hope as the world heads back to normal. This card embodies that sentiment with a positive message and clean design. It pairs well with bright and sunny photos for the ultimate bright-side vibe.

Get the Best Day Ever card from Basic Invite starting at $0.67 each

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