What To Know – What To Expect – And What To Do!
The recent development of COVID-19 – aka coronavirus – has thrown the world into a new era of uncertainty. Schools are closed, businesses have shuttered, and only those deemed “essential” are permitted to travel. The world is in “lockdown” mode.
What To Do if Your Wedding is Scheduled During the Coronavirus Pandemic
If that wasn’t stressful enough, planning a wedding during the coronavirus pandemic is sure to add to an already stressful situation. All around the world, vendors, and venues are scrambling to find solutions to the couples who have saved, paid, and planned their way to their big special day, only to be left with little to no options but to postpone, cancel, or delay.
We are not underestimate the seriousness of this virus, but at the same time we want to support you as mu as we can. Keep Calm! You do have options – and we’re ready to tell you everything you need to know if your wedding is scheduled to take place in the following months.
Postpone, Don’t Cancel!
At the end of the day, this is your wedding. Canceling is simply NOT an option. So, you might be asking yourself, “what else can I do? My venue won’t allow us to have the wedding during this shutdown period.” Well, that should give you all the more reason to continue working with your venue. Communication is key from start to finish. Trust us, it’s more than likely that your wedding isn’t the only wedding that the venue is no longer allowed to hold under the current “essential businesses” order.
We always recommend postponing instead of cancelling. You can always work with your venue to find a date later on down the road that they’ll be able to stand by once the COVID-19 pandemic calms down a bit. After all, if you’ve already put down a deposit, made several payments, or paid it all upfront, your venue will have to work with you. So, don’t let anyone talk you into canceling your plans.
Communicate with Your Vendors
Remember, the photographer that you hired makes a living capturing your special day, in addition to the other lovely couples who booked with them too. This means that you should keep them in the loop. If you’ve already put down a deposit, talk to them about what it would take to reschedule or postpone your wedding to a later date. Are they still available to work with you? If not, is there another vendor who they can recommend?
In all seriousness, maintain an open conversation with your vendors, honesty and transparency is always the best route. You can expect your vendors to reach out to you soon if they haven’t already to inquire about your date. Is your wedding still happening? Have you made any adjustments? Did you talk to the venue? These are some questions that you can expect to hear from your vendors, so try to be as honest and as clear with them as possible to ensure that everyone is on the same page.
We are all in this together
Remember, You’re Still Going to Spend Your Life With Your Person
Last, but certainly not least, it’s important to remember that you’re still going to have the love of your life right by your side throughout this whole ordeal. And with that, you can rest assured knowing that your dream wedding will still happen. And when it does, all of this will be worth it! And, as I previously shared on WeddedWonderalnd, “brides and grooms should look at their future “”beyond” their wedding day, taking the best decision for the bigger picture: LIFE”.
Until then stay safe!
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