Are you postponing your wedding because of Coronavirus? KEEP READING!
As the world continues to practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be deciding to postpone your wedding. If that’s the case, my heart breaks for you. I am so sorry that you have been affected by all of this. In this blog I’m sharing tips and tricks for helping you through the process of postponing your wedding. Everything is going to work out the way it’s supposed to. YOU’VE GOT THIS.
EMOTIONS ARE HIGH. AND THAT’S OKAY.
You are going to be feeling a lot during this time. Anger, sadness, disappointment. All the feels. So far I’ve had to have this conversation with 4 current clients, and I’ve told all of them that it’s okay to feel this way. These feelings are VALID. If you need to cry, cry. If you need to scream into your pillow, scream at the top of your lungs. Maybe you need to eat an entire gallon of chocolate ice cream, can I join????
We could have never planned for a viral infection like the coronavirus to make this much of an impact on the world. Be kind to yourself at this time.
TO POSTPONE? OR TO CANCEL?
Being a wedding vendor, I strongly recommend postponing your wedding rather than canceling. You’ve already put down deposits that cannot be refunded if you cancel. It’s important to read through the contracts that you’ve signed. Most vendors are willing to work with you and be as flexible as possible since the coronavirus is causing so much unknown. Try to make it a goal to know if you are postponing or cancel before you contact your vendors. That way they’ll be able to help you to the best of their availability.
REACH OUT TO YOUR VENDORS ABOUT POSTPONING YOUR WEDDING
Get in touch with your vendors if that have not reached out already. My advice would be to have a handful of dates ready. Email or call each vendor and compare schedules before settling on a date. The last thing you want is to have to find new vendors because one or multiple aren’t available for your new chosen date.
When you reach out to your vendors some tips are:
- to read through and understand their rescheduling policies.
- prepare to be flexible – vendors should also try their best to be flexible with you too.
- to expect a rescheduling fee – some vendors may have waived this fee
ALERT FAMILY AND FRIENDS ABOUT THE POSTPONED WEDDING
This is where social media becomes a blessing.
Here are some ways to let your guests know that you’ve postponed your wedding:
- Facebook Post
- Instagram Post
- Mass Email
- Mass Text Message
This is going to be one of that hardest part about postponing your wedding. You don’t want to disappoint anyone. But guess what, this is YOUR WEDDING. The least you can do it let your guests know you are staying up to date on all of the news that’s being released. Give them the details of what you know thus far. If you both need encouragement or advice, it is okay to ask for it. You’d be surprised at what being vulnerable and transparent cant do. Your people are going to appreciate it and support you through this. And if they have a problem with you rescheduling YOUR wedding…that’s on them. You are doing everything you can right now to make this wedding happen. Don’t let anyone get in the way of that.
WHAT TO DO NOW THAT YOUR WEDDING HAS BEEN POSTPONED?
I am so sorry the coronavirus is affecting your wedding. Truly, I can’t even imaging what you must be feeling. I hope that this post gave you some insight and reassurance about the position you’re in. I am so deeply sorry that you have to postpone your wedding. I’m so sorry that you have been affected by this pandemic. Be there for yourself, build a toilet paper castle, and try your best to make the most of what is happening around us.
For taking the time to read through this. I want to be of any help that I can. Please feel free to reach out with any questions about postponing your wedding.