Invitation expert Mikayla Marie Manu of Ink & Press Co gives advice for couples whose canceled weddings have made planning paper suites difficult.
Listen, we’re big fans of planning… we’re in the wedding industry for goodness’ sake! But these days, we’re getting a deeper understanding of that Robert Burns quote: “The best laid plans of mice and men go often askew.” So, we called upon local wedding expert, Mikyla Manu of Ink & Press Co. to get some advice for all the brides-and-grooms-to-be whose big days are eliciting some big Qs!
Q: What is the first thing I should do when postponing my wedding?
According to Manu, the first thing you’re going to want to do is send out a digital announcement. “I would send a digital announcement because, depending on your timeline, you probably need to get that info out as soon as possible,” she said. “And there is a shortage right now in getting products, so it’s tough to know a timeline on product turnaround for physical paper products.”
If you need help getting this done, we recommend reaching out to Mikyla at firstname.lastname@example.org; she is offering digital design services, regardless of whether or not you worked with her on your original stationery.
Q: Should I send out another printed invitation suite?
Manu has a few items you’ll need to take into consideration on this front.
Have you picked a new date?
If so, how soon is that new date?
“As your new date gets closer, I would consider sending out an updated RSVP card alone, or send out an entirely new invitation altogether,” Mikyla said. We recommend mailing these updates out six weeks in advance of your new date.
Q: What if my wedding is changing seasons?
Some couples who may need to change the season their wedding will take place in.
“I think that depends on the couple and how far along they are in the process,” Manu explained. “If they have their heart set on a May wedding, I’d advise them to just shift their wedding to May 2021.”
If a couple is going to change the season, they’re likely looking at an entire change in aesthetic, so it would be best to do that if you haven’t already been through the designing and printing process for your wedding stationery.
Q: How else can I keep my guests up to date?
Manu recommends either keeping your already existing wedding website as up to date as possible, or creating one if you don’t have one already. Keep on your digital announcement so you can keep your invitees in the loop dream up with the perfect solution to your wedding postponement.
Mikyla Manu is the founder, owner and designer of Ink & Press Co. in Utah. Along with Utah Bride & Groom magazine, her work has been featured in Vogue, BRIDES, Martha Stewart and more. You can find her on instagram at @inkandpressco and online at https://inkandpressco.com/.
All images were designed, styled and photographed by Mikyla Manu.