Move up: Make something take place at an earlier date

Hello everyone,

Does "move up" meaning "arrange an already planned event so as to make it take place at an earlier date than originally planned" sound natural/correct in the examples I made below?

a. The wedding has been moved up. "Really? To when?'' It was scheduled to take place on May 20th; now it's going to take place on May 15th.
b. We had to move up the meeting because our CEO is taking a trip. We moved it up by five days.

Thank you in advance!
  • Glenfarclas

    Senior Member
    English (American)
    Setting aside the likely logistical difficulty that changing the date of a wedding by five days would entail, the sentences sound natural, yes. :)


    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    I would agree with that. Moved up would be way more common than brought forward in AE.