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Advice on postponing wedding?

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Sorry if this is an inappropriate thing to post!

We were really naive when we applied for our K1 and thought we left enough of a buffer by applying at the end of September to have a wedding at the end of May. My fiance's parents and some family will be in the US then for something else, so the timing made sense. Sent out save the dates, booked venues, everything people typically do for weddings. Now that we have very, very, very little chance of him being in the US before May 23rd, we need to postpone the wedding.

Does anyone have any advice on how best to do this? We're okay with the financial loss (fairly minimal), but I am not sure on how to handle telling guests about the change of date. Etiquette sites say to send out a formal notification of a postponement, which is what I think we should do. Anyone have ideas on wording? I want to include something about the visa issue. Is "Kxxx Xxxx and Ixxxxx Xxxxx have decided to postponed their wedding due to visa issues. A rescheduled date to follow" too tacky? Ideas on where to purchase the announcement?

Has anyone else gone through this? I feel like my wedding dress is taunting me in my closet!

Thanks!


9-27-2014 Sent in I-129F
9-29-2014 I-129F received by TSC
10-2-2014 NOA-1 hard copy received from TSC
3-31-15 NOA-2 from TSC!
4-6-15 NOA-2 hard copy from TSC

4-03-2015 NVC received
4-07-2015 NVC sent case to Embassy
4-10-2015 Embassy received case

4-20-15 NVC case #s hard copy


5-15-15 Medical
5-26-15 Interview at Embassy
6-2-15 Supposed to pick up Visa at Embassy; Embassy called and delayed

6-4-15 Planned POE day, likely have to change :(

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I would include a paragraph about the slowdown in regular immigration processing timelines due to DACA renewals, instead of just a label of 'visa issues'.

Yes, an entire paragraph.


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Moved from K1 Process & Procedures to Off Topic.


Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

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I would include a paragraph about the slowdown in regular immigration processing timelines due to DACA renewals, instead of just a label of 'visa issues'.

Yes, an entire paragraph.

Tacky. Sorry.

An announcement on nice card stating that the wedding is postponed to visa issues is appropriate. Something like, "Mary Louise Jones and David John Smith regret to announce the postponement of their wedding, which was scheduled to be celebrated on the twenty-third of May 2015 due to delays in the processing of David's visa. A rescheduled date will follow."

Or you can make it more informal. I found this online and while it's a tad cutesy, I kind of like the idea of it.

“Though we itch to get hitched

we encountered a glitch

We'll replan and replot

So we can tie the knot.

We have no date as yet

But when it is set

You’ll be the first to know

Now, on with the show!

(please un-save the date)"

There are any number of places to order invitations online, though friends of mine recently did theirs through minted.com and the result was lovely. Sorry you're in this pickle!

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Tacky. Sorry.

An announcement on nice card stating that the wedding is postponed to visa issues is appropriate. Something like, "Mary Louise Jones and David John Smith regret to announce the postponement of their wedding, which was scheduled to be celebrated on the twenty-third of May 2015 due to delays in the processing of David's visa. A rescheduled date will follow."

Or you can make it more informal. I found this online and while it's a tad cutesy, I kind of like the idea of it.

There are any number of places to order invitations online, though friends of mine recently did theirs through minted.com and the result was lovely. Sorry you're in this pickle!

Thank you so, so much. You just made me feel a lot better about doing this. It's an awkward thing, and I needed a bit of a gut check! We were going to do our invites through minted, so I guess our postponements will have to do for now...

Thank you both again


9-27-2014 Sent in I-129F
9-29-2014 I-129F received by TSC
10-2-2014 NOA-1 hard copy received from TSC
3-31-15 NOA-2 from TSC!
4-6-15 NOA-2 hard copy from TSC

4-03-2015 NVC received
4-07-2015 NVC sent case to Embassy
4-10-2015 Embassy received case

4-20-15 NVC case #s hard copy


5-15-15 Medical
5-26-15 Interview at Embassy
6-2-15 Supposed to pick up Visa at Embassy; Embassy called and delayed

6-4-15 Planned POE day, likely have to change :(

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