One of the hardest things for a couple to go through is to postpone the wedding they have been planning for months. Unfortunately, now due to the alarming COVID-19 pandemic, we have arrived at a situation where all social gatherings are canceled.
It’s heartbreaking for us as we had to postpone many events, but our hearts go out to our clients whose dreamy plans of grand celebrations and new life ahead have been put on hold.
Let Your Emotions Out
We are on an uncharted course and with every quarantine extension it becomes a bit more unclear of what to do next. First and foremost, please take every action recommended by the CDC and WHO organizations to ensure the health, wellness, and self-care of yourself and your family.
Planning a wedding is stressful enough and even more so with a global pandemic changing your plans. There is no way any of us could have predicted this. It’s okay to grieve your original wedding plans. Go on, give it a good cry… We too have shed tears as our wedding planning team had to postpone beautiful special celebrations we worked hard on.
Now, take a deep breath, dry those eyes, and remember that with a little patience, flexibility, and creativity – it will all work out. However, now is not the time to sit idly by. Let’s take control of what we can. We manage our stress by planning ahead. We’ll navigate you through postponements, reconfiguring, and re-planning for future dates.
New Plan? Yes.
Now that you have wrapped your head around the situation, sit with your fiancée and family members to discuss and pencil out a probable new date. We suggest moving the date at least 6 months ahead.
As a wedding planning company, we take care of all communication and arrangements with vendors for our clients. If you have a wedding planner, talk it out and let them know your decision to postpone your event. Then start tackling the to-do list together.
If you are managing your event yourself, you must speak to each vendor to coordinate the tentative new date again.
Make sure to discuss these important points:
- Confirm new date with venue and vendors.
- Review payment schedule and get agreement addendums.
- Check your Marriage license and expiration date to make sure it’s valid.
- If you have wedding insurance, get in contact with them to change date once confirmed. Find out what they will or will not cover.
- Don’t forget to send out the change of date notification to your guests! It can be a card or updates on wedding website with notifications.
Stay on the Bright Side
Stay positive! Look for the silver lining of the situation and try to make the best of it.
- Now you have more time to plan out the wedding of your dreams.
- Guests who declined before will have another chance to attend the new date (and will likely be more than happy to after the long quarantine!).
- You can plan a destination wedding instead and satisfy everyone’s craving of travel after quarantine.
- Practice your first dance in your living room and become really good at it.
- Have Social Distancing Happy Hours or planning party with your tribe.
- Discuss and refine those details: music and song list, toasts, your timeline, and décor.
- If you did not have a wedding planner before, now you may consider hiring one to make your life easier and help you deal with any circumstances in the future.
Once these important decisions are made – try not to look back. Embrace these changes. Remember that things can change in an instant. These moments that you do have with your friends and family, at home or via the screen are priceless so CHERISH them. And when your Big Day arrives, and you are finally all together – what a joyful and grand celebration it will be! It will be an unforgettable day to EMBRACE every moment, to TAKE PICTURES, and to be IN your day and let your planner work out the rest. So – BREATHE! You WILL have your dream wedding, although you may need to wait a couple of months, but we are here to help. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us.