So you are in a pickle because you’ve planned your dream wedding and suddenly, the world has come to a standstill because of COVID-19. It’s upsetting for you, and it’s definitely distressing for everyone else too.
But during these uncertain times, it’s important to know that you have options if you ever need to postpone your wedding plans. For right now, it’s all about taking care of ourselves and those around us, so that we can heal and come back better than before.
We understand that you are probably feeling disappointed, hurt and exasperated because of the present situation. Don’t let those emotions get to you, you need to realise that being flexible is what will ultimately save the day.
So try not to panic! Your wedding will still be the best day of your life, and we are here to give you some peace of mind.
1. Contact Your Wedding Vendors
Postponing wedding plans, while a nightmare, could be a whole lot easier if you have a wedding planner. This is because it’ll be their job to get in touch with all of the vendors.
However, if you are planning your wedding yourself, the best thing to do would be to make a list of all of your vendors and companies involved and get in touch with them.
Find out about the implications if you postpone your wedding plans and also discuss with them any workarounds if you are bounded by the terms of your contract. Try working towards an open date because you never know when this pandemic is going to be over.
2. Talk with Your Wedding Venue
It’s no secret that wedding venues fill up their spots quite early on. So if you have already secured your venue, you’ll want to talk with them about the steps you can take. Perhaps you could secure a possible date further in the future, or you are eligible to receive some form of remuneration.
Again, you will have agreed to some kind of terms of agreement with your wedding venue, so take a look at those to guide you.
3. Give an Update to Your Wedding Guest List
You may think everyone would naturally assume that your big day has been postponed, but don’t leave it to chance. It’s important to make a big effort when it comes to letting your invitees know that your wedding has been postponed.
Also, if you are thinking ahead, and have tentatively pre-booked a new date further in the future, talk to your guests and vendors before you make anything official.
4. Be Open to Ideas
COVID-19 has caused disruption worldwide. From health sectors to the economy, ad even mental health, people are feeling the various effects from this pandemic.
For that reason, keeping an open mind and a positive attitude go a long way. Some of your ideas may no longer be possible, and maybe you won’t be able to have your grand wedding. But at the end of the day, open yourself up to finding new ways to have your dream wedding.
Also, it may actually save you money to have an intimate micro wedding.
5. Your Original Wedding Date Celebrations
Sure, you may need to postpone wedding plans. And sure, it’s not the best news you’ve ever heard. But, as we mentioned, keeping a positive attitude is the key when it comes to overcoming the effects of COVID-19.
For that reason, we suggest having a celebration on your original wedding date, regardless. While a social gathering isn’t possible, do something special to remember the day. Pop open a bottle of champagne and cheers to an even better wedding day.
If you’ve personally been affected by COVID-19 when it comes to your wedding, we really do sympathise with you. It’s definitely not something we would wish for any couple in love. But, look on the bright side, you have even more time to plan your fairytale wedding now!
We have made some changes to our policy regarding payment, postponement and cancellation during this critical time for our wedding couples and couples who are in search of wedding photography. Head over to read about our update and rest assured that we look out for your best interest.
Wishing you good health, love, and safety during this chaotic period!
Wedding photography by UnderTheStars (Lawrence)