POSTPONING YOUR WEDDING DAY DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Updated: May 10, 2020
First, I would like to offer my deepest condolences to my clients and anyone who has had to postpone their wedding day. My hope is that when your wedding does take place, it will be beyond your expectations!
No one wants to have to postpone their wedding, especially for something so unexpected. The coronavirus pandemic is impacting everything from the wedding venues to travel arrangements. These situations can make going ahead with your wedding stressful. If you have, made the decision to postpone, I have a few suggestions that can hopefully make this easier to cope with.
SHARING THE NEWS...
There are two groups you have to inform when postponing your wedding: your suppliers and your guests. Both require certain considerations and approaches.
Once you have made the difficult decision to postpone your wedding, you should begin informing your vendors immediately.
Most of my clients have contacted me via email and I have extended their contract until the end 2021. The deposit will stay on file and they will let me know as soon as they have their venue reserved. With that being said, I highly recommend that you set a new date as soon as possible because next season will undoubtably be very busy.
If you are postponing until further notice, be sure to tell everyone on your guest list (even if they haven’t yet responded), prioritizing those who were planning to travel.
If your big day is quite a while away, you can probably get away with sending everyone an email. However, if it’s very close to the wedding, you might want to follow up with a phone call.
If you haven’t sent out your invitations, wedding website link, or a save the date yet, you only need to inform your bridal party or close friends and relatives, but you don’t need to spread the word in any formal way.
RESCHEDULING YOUR VENUE AND VENDORS
The best approach is to consult with your wedding planner if you have one. If not, make setting your venue is a top priority. Once your venue is set, then you can connect with your vendors to see if they are available for your new date. If they are already booked, then head to Google My Business or Instagram to check out other vendors that have the style you are looking for.
ACCEPTING THE CHANGES AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE
It might seem overwhelming but, it will all be worth it when you are able to celebrate with your loved ones in a safe environment. Good things come to those who wait and your wedding will be one of the most treasured events of your lifetime.
We have all been cooped up in our houses and I think a wedding with your family and friends will be that much sweeter due to the sacrifices that we have all made.
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