April 8, 2020

Postponing Your Wedding Due to Covid-19 | Weddings

Postponing Your Wedding Due to Covid-19

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Sorry–it’s been a while.  Between working on revamping my site and this entire Covid-19 nonsense, I have not really blogged in about a month.  But I want to address a really important topic today.  What do you do if your wedding is coming up and we are in the middle of a Pandemic?  Yikes!

It is completely overwhelming, and I know this first hand because a dear friend of mine was originally going to get married this May.  It has become pretty clear that the original date was not really going to work out for them.  My friend and her fiance kept going back and forth about whether or not to keep the original date, complete with a lot of “what ifs.”  It was an emotional roller coaster.  Finally, they made the decision to change the date, and I think they feel a lot better having made the decision.

So what do you do if you find yourself in the situation of possibly having to postpone your wedding due to Covid-19?

First things first–contact all of your vendors and see what dates they all have available.  My friends wanted to move the event to September, but their venue was already booked every weekend in that month.  They did, however, get a great Saturday in October.  Luckily, all of the other vendors happened to have the date free as well.

A side note:  If you have your heart set on a very popular month and don’t want to wait a year, consider hosting your event in the middle of the week.  This option may not work for everyone, but it might be great for some people.

If you happened to take the additional step of purchasing wedding insurance, you may be lucky and this could be covered in the contract.  Contact the Insurance Agent and see if indeed this is covered.  It may or may not be.  But if it is, that is fabulous!

If your invitations have already gone out, let your guests know immediately that you are postponing.  This is especially important if you have guests coming from out of town.  They will need to cancel or change their arrangements ASAP.  Probably the most efficient way to do this is through your wedding website–if you have one.  Do follow up with an email or phone call to make sure guests receive the news.

Celebrate the original date anyway!  You can do this with a special dinner together, flowers, just something to commemorate the date.

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