Wedding Posteponements due to COVID 19
This has been a devastating time for the Wedding Industry as we have had to deal with so many unhappy couples who are having to move their weddings. The stress, the anguish, the uncertainty of whether to go ahead or postpone, its been highly stressful for so many couples.
There has been so much uncertainty around weddings, but in light of Friday's announcement, venues will have no choice but to close. Hopefully they are reaching out to all you April and May couples to offer you a new date.
For those of you that are unsure about your June-July weddings, It is better to get ahead of the game now so you can make informed decisions, than be in a blind panic having to make quick decisions you are not ready for. So may be worth reaching out to your venue to see what their intentions are and what dates they have available in case you want to think about moving it now.
Some of my clients were just so overwhelmed, but now we now venues will close, you can look to replan, so here is what you need to do!
Contact your Insurance Company, some insurances are paying out it the venue close on government orders
Contact your venue, find out where you stand now they have closed and if they will postpone your wedding for free, get some available dates. Some venues will allow only 6 months from the original date. However if your insurance covers all your expenses, you can at least start all over and pick a date you prefer next year, especially if you have a church wedding as you can only have 5 people attend the ceremony (for now)
Contact your immediate family that you can't not have on your day, check they can make those dates given
Contact your registrar/church and all your suppliers once you have the dates from the above chosen,
and see where you stand with postponement and their availability
Have a discussion at home to see what is the most beneficial date for you to consider.
(you may have to consider that this is not necessarily a time of year you want to marry
(unless you are insured, then you can start over )
Email everyone asap and re-book with your chosen date so you can start to get on board with your new wedding date!
Contact all your guests with your new date
- and do ask for an RSVP obviously-
More importantly remember that you still get to marry the partner of your dreams,
just a little later than you had expected