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How to Inform Your Guests Your Wedding is Being Postponed

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So, you’ve decided to postpone your wedding due to COVID-19. This is a big step, and we’re here to help! Wondering how to quickly and effectively inform your guests to let them know? Follow along as we share a few simple steps on how to make it happen!

how to inform your guests that your wedding is being postponed

Photo // Amanda Watson Photography

First: Talk to your VIPs

Your very important people are VERY important to first get in contact with! This includes your bridesmaids and groomsmen, close family members, and people that had an influence in financing the wedding. These are going to be the main people to help you pick and choose a wedding date, and help you on the best plan going forward. Once this has been taken care of, you can move on to consulting your vendor team!

Second: Consult your vendor team

Moving your date can cause a lot of chaos, but your vendors are here to help you through it with the least bit of worry possible. First, check with your venue to see if they can accommodate to the new date decided among you and your VIPs! Then, move on to your other vendors to see if this new date works. Keep in mind, not everyone may be able to accommodate to your new wedding date. But, don’t fear, we have some of the best local vendors around here at the Brides of Oklahoma!

Third: Inform your guests

You can’t have a wedding without the guests! First, we suggest sending out an e-card. This is a faster way than snail mail, and your guests will have more time to plan the faster they get a new date! *Tip: invite people who previously declined to come to your wedding on your original date. This new date may be more suitable for them to attend!

Fourth: Check with your stationer

Some stationers are offering assistance with new save the date cards! Check with yours to see if they are doing anything to help couples who had to postpone their wedding.

Fifth: Mail out new invitations (optional)

If you did not send out invitations the first time, now would be a great time to! This gives a second reminder to your guests so they do not forget your new date. Plus, you get to make a pretty new invitation that you will cherish for years to come!

Sixth: Update your wedding website

Our final step: updating your wedding website! The internet is always accessible, and your guests will have an easy way to look at the details of your wedding. Having a website is always a good idea, but if you postpone your date, it will make such a difference to have one! *Tip: most websites offer a texting service that will send updates to your guests!


Now that you’ve let your guests know that your wedding has been postponed, here’s how to continue planning from home.

Royal Oak Salon and Spa: Edmond’s Luxury Wedding Prep Destination

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Get camera ready all while receiving the royal treatment at Royal Oak Salon and Spa — an elegant, quaint, personable salon and spa that offers a relaxing atmosphere for brides and their wedding parties. Let your stress melt away as you enjoy their fabulous services all while sipping complimentary wine or champagne. Their professional stylists will make sure your hair and makeup look flawless. If you choose to have their team come to you, they will send a massage therapist to give you chair massages off site! Schedule a trial run for some pre-wedding pampering and to ensure you get the look you’ve been dreaming of! Scroll below to see photos of this luxurious space!

Photos // Ashley Welle Photography & Aesthetic Arts

 

“At Royal Oak Salon and spa it’s our passion to make each bride and her wedding party look and feel beautiful for the bride’s special day.”

 

Royal Oak Salon and Spa: Edmond's Luxury Wedding Prep Destination

Book your services today! Hairstyling, make-up, lashes, waxing and massages!

Mauve Wedding Decor – Inspired by the Season’s Hottest New Hue

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From velvet linens to dainty touches and florals to-die-for, marvelous mauve wedding decor gets the spotlight in this inspiration shoot at The Glass Veranda at Forest Ridge Golf Club, an incredible venue in Broken Arrow! Part of Glass Veranda’s appeal is the picturesque outdoor spaces it shares with Forest Ridge, a pristine golf course with giant trees and rolling hills. Couldn’t you imagine saying your vows with that view as your backdrop? Inside, mauve made its way through the tablescape, with mercury glass accents, a gorgeous two-tiered, floral-topped cake and a sprawling arrangement to complement the cascading bouquet, both by Robyn’s Floral Garden. We’re big fans of the bride’s gown, with its sultry plunging neckline, open back and dreamy flowing tulle skirt. Along with a darling half-up hairstyle and a handsome grey suit for the groom, this couple’s look goes perfectly with the venue’s classic, sophisticated aesthetic. Scroll through these photos for tons of beautiful mauve-toned inspiration!

Photos // Emily Burney Photo

What Does This Dress Code Mean? A Guide to Wedding Guest Attire

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We totally understand: knowing what’s appropriate to wear to a wedding can be tricky! Wedding guest attire is often confusing and with all the dress code terminology used these days, it can be hard to decipher what each term really means. We’re here to help! Below, we’re explaining what the most common terms for wedding guest attire indicate you should wear. If you’re shopping for an outfit or seeing what you have in your closet already that might work for an upcoming nuptial celebration, scroll down!

bridal party + wedding guest attire terms

Photo: Modern Love Photography

A note for brides: The dress code should be listed in small print at the bottom of your invitation, or if you have a separate card inviting guests to the reception, denote it there. Your invitation designer will be able to help with this! It’s never a bad idea to list the dress code on your wedding website, as well. Whichever dress code you choose, your dress, the groom’s attire and the bridal party’s attire all need to follow the same dress code, if not one step dressier. Now, onto the terminology!

White Tie

The most formal of the formals, and the most uncommon in this day and age. Men should wear a tuxedo with tails while ladies should wear a full-length ball gown. Gloves and clutches are appropriate accessories.

Black Tie

Men should wear a tuxedo with a black bow tie, preferably, or a black tie. A black vest or cummerbund is acceptable. Women should choose a formal floor-length gown – any color except white is fine.

Black Tie Optional or Formal

One step down from black tie, this dress code indicates men should opt for a tuxedo or dark suit, preferably with a white button-down shirt underneath. Nicer dress shoes are appropriate. Ladies should wear either a floor-length evening gown, a formal pantsuit or a formal (longer hem) cocktail dress. Go for heels rather than wedges or sandals.

Semi-Formal, Dressy Casual or Cocktail

All of these terms mean essentially the same thing. Ties are optional, but guys do need to wear a suit or sport coat. Leather dress shoes or dressy loafers are fine. For the women, formal pantsuits or cocktail dresses are great, but keep in mind the dress length should be just above the knee or longer. Take the time of day into account, as well: darker fabrics for evening weddings, lighter colors and fabrics are OK for daytime events.

Casual

“Casual” dress often indicates an outdoor affair, so take weather into account while still erring on the dressier side (i.e., no shorts). No suits, jackets or coats are necessary, but men should wear slacks/khakis and a button-downs or polo shirt. Ladies can wear sundresses, jumpsuits or casual maxi dresses.

Beach Casual

Jetting off to a destination wedding? If the celebration is in a tropical locale, opt for sundresses for women and linen pants or khakis for men – still no shorts, unless indicated. Embroidered, button-down linen or Hawaiian shirts are typically OK for men, but make sure the print is not distractingly bold.


What not to wear to a wedding: anything white, anything resembling the bridesmaids’ dresses if you know ahead of time what they’re wearing, anything too revealing or anything that would be more appropriate for a nightclub.

A note on jeans and boots: Oklahoma weddings are a little different than most in that it’s not uncommon to see male guests wear boots and occasionally, a nice pair of jeans. So when is it OK to wear jeans and boots to a wedding? Guys may be able to opt for dressy western boots in lieu of dress shoes for Cocktail, Dressy Casual or Casual events. However, the only dress code where jeans might be appropriate is Casual, and even then, it’s usually a better idea to opt for slacks. Use the venue as a gauge for whether or not this type of attire could be acceptable – think barn venues and rustic, casual outdoor settings. If the ceremony is at a church or religious center, save the jeans and boots for another time. Jeans should always be paired with a button-down long sleeve shirt and weather-permitting, a jacket or sport coat.

What if there’s no dress code specified? Again, this is where you’ll want to use the venue as a guide for what to wear. A rustic or barn venue typically invites a Casual dress code, while more formal wedding venues, country clubs and hotel ballrooms necessitate Dressy Casual or Cocktail attire at a minimum. If the ceremony will be at a church or religious center, you’ll definitely want to forego any Casual attire and choose a Semi-Formal outfit. When in doubt, always err on the dressier side!

7 Rustic Oklahoma Wedding Venues with Picturesque Settings

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Narrowing down a wedding venue can be hard – trust us, we get it! With so many rustic venues to choose from, how will you ever find the one!? Full of rich Oklahoma history, gorgeous chapels, enchanting gardens and landscape, and even a theater – the possibilities are endless for rustic venues in Oklahoma! In this blog we’re sharing seven rustic Oklahoma wedding venues that are perfect for having a picturesque wedding ceremony, and we’re seriously in love with them all. Scroll through to learn more about each and find the one for you.

9 Oklahoma Wedding Venues to Have a Perfect Rustic Ceremony

81 Ranch – Located just outside of Oklahoma City, 81 Ranch is the perfect venue for the couple wanting a wedding full of southern charm! Their sweet chapel is the heart of the venue and is the perfect location for your wedding ceremony. The natural wood beams and wide-open ceiling will make every detail of your wedding day more elegant than you could imagine. The floor-to-ceiling windows give you the best view of the stunning rose garden and serve as the most gorgeous backdrop to the ceremony! Their banquet hall is a blank canvas and allows you to customize the space to fit the style of your wedding seamlessly. With space big enough for all your family and friends, you’re sure to throw the best party at this rustic venue!

Harn Homestead – Harn Homestead is a beautiful historic museum and wedding venue in downtown OKC! Full of history and charm, their rustic event barn is located on 10 acres of beautiful landscape. Have your ceremony outdoors with the barn as the most picturesque backdrop, decorated to fit your wedding style as you please. Dance the night away under the stars surrounded by the beautiful property, or inside the gorgeous two-story barn with the best views of the sunset. Either way, you’re sure to fall in love with this unique venue!

Photo: Holli B. Photography

Pecandarosa Ranch – Nestled on 40 acres of a pecan grove in Claremore, Pecandarosa Ranch is so much more than your average wedding venue! Complete with an in-house florist and design team, Pecandarosa Ranch is sure to give you the most intentional service to make sure your big day is amazing. Once completed later this year, the space will have a chapel with floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious outdoor patio, and an on-site camping area for you and your guests to have the ultimate wedding weekend! This rustic venue is worth the wait.

Photo: Andi Bravo Photography

Rick’s Place – Rick’s Place is the loveliest red barn wedding venue in the perfect country setting, just on the edge of Broken Arrow! With the ideal combination of rustic and class, this venue is great for the modern-rustic couple. Have your ceremony outdoors surrounded by their beautiful grove of trees, or indoors in their light and airy ceremony space. Complete the evening in their reception space with roll-up garage doors to bring the perfect balance of outdoors to the indoors. You’re guaranteed to fall in love with their modern and rustic feel!

 

The Grand Canadian Theater – Want your guests to remember your big day? Have your rustic wedding at a theater! The Grand Canadian Theater in Purcell, Oklahoma, is the place for you then! This premium historical landmark is grand, elegant and simply beautiful in so many ways – their grand staircase, brick walls, gorgeous chandeliers and wooden accents add rustic details to elevate any wedding. An added bonus? Customize the marquee sign in the front to be personalized specifically for your wedding! You’re guaranteed to have the most stunning rustic wedding at this venue!

 

7 Rustic Oklahoma Wedding Venues with Picturesque Settings

The Pines at Moser Farms – We can definitely see where this enchanting rustic wedding venue gets its name – it’s all in the pine trees! The Pines at Moser Farms is a quaint wedding venue tucked away in a beautiful wooded setting. The big barn doors in the front of the venue combined with all the windows bring an abundance of natural light to the space, and the modern black metal accents add a simple touch of modern to balance the rustic. With so many different ceremony spots to choose on the property – their breathtaking pond with a fountain, outdoor peninsula and gazebo, or the main building – it’s hard to pick the most perfect one (we honestly love them all equally)!

Photo: Chelsea Littleton Photography

The Stables at Washita Farms – When we think of rustic venues, the Stables at Washita Farms instantly pops into our minds! This venue is perfect for the couple that is country at heart and loves the countryside. This all-wood venue offers both an inside ceremony space and an outdoor ceremony space at the stables. Have the ultimate party with their included bar service and stay the night in one of their two on-site accommodations! Have your very own rustic fairytale wedding at this venue!

Photo: Chloe Photography


Loving this rustic venue inspiration? See even more rustic Oklahoma Wedding Venues here.