5 tips if your wedding has been affected by the Coronavirus
I know you’re your probably incredibly upset, I totally get it. You’ve been planning your wedding for months or years and it all comes to a screeching halt because of COVID-19. You have every right to be angry and upset but if we’re being honest, that won’t get you very far. Take a deep breath and be like Elsa and let it go! Your wedding is still going to be a blast and one of the most special days of your life, it’ll just be held on a different day. I’m sure you might not know where to start with rescheduling your wedding so here are some tips on where to start.
- Contact your top vendors
Make a list of the vendors you’ve already hired that you must work with on your wedding day. If you are in love with your venue and can’t image getting married anywhere else or if you’ve found your dream photographer and you refuse to get married without them as your photographer, contact them first! Don’t set a new date yet. Chat with your “must have” vendors to see what other dates they have available. Consider changing your date to a Friday or Sunday. These days tend to be less busy for a lot of vendors and could potentially be more available because it’s not on a Saturday. Once you’ve spoken with your top wedding vendors, contact the rest and see if they are available for your new date. If they are booked, ask them for recommendations! Use your vendors as your biggest resource, we’re here to help you!
- Come up with a back up plan
Chat with your fiancé to see if you still want the big wedding you were planning. You may want to consider eloping or having a micro wedding! These two alternative will save you money and can offer a much more intimate celebration instead of a big ballroom wedding. You can always have a big celebratory party a few months down the road or on your one year anniversary! It’ll still be a blast but you won’t have to wait as long to make your marriage official and it makes the celebration last even longer. If you still want the big wedding you’ve been planning, awesome, go ahead and start contacting your vendors to change your date! Don’t forget to utilize family and friends during this time for a little help. I’m sure they would love to!
- Consider hiring a wedding planner to get you through this process
Wedding planners are kind of like wedding Gods and Goddesses! They’ll know exactly what to do and how to help you reschedule your wedding or alter your plans. If all of this stresses you out, pass it all off to a wedding planner who will guide you through this process which will lift a ton of stress off your shoulders! Here are a few I highly recommend:
C&A Event Planning
Christine Wheat Special Events
Bisou Weddings and Events
Katie O’ Weddings and Events
- Prioritize things that matter
It’s very possible that your grandparents won’t be able to attend or anyone who is coming in from out of town will no longer be able to make it. Wouldn’t you rather wait a few months and have all of your loved ones there? Sit down together and discuss the things that really matter to the both of you. I urge you to reschedule if you must but please don’t cancel. You deserve to have a celebration and the wedding of your dreams even if it looks a little different than what you had originally envisioned. Ask yourselves these questions before you contact your vendors to see what action to take next. Consider if it’s worth it to you to have your wedding as planned within the next few months or if it’s better to reschedule. Better to be safe than sorry, right?
- Remember what it’s all about!
At the end of the day the goal is to be married to your best friend and spend the rest of your lives together right? Stop the planning and block all the news and media out for a few minutes and talk about why you are going through all of this. It’s to be together forever. Keep this in mind during these especially stressful times and give your fiancé a big hug and a smooch! It’s going to be okay, just focus on staying healthy right now and altering your plans!
If your wedding is going to be affected by the Coronavirus I totally feel for you. Trust in your vendors! They should be more than accommodating at a time like this. You got this, don’t sweat the small stuff, just focus on rescheduling right now and have a glass of wine!