2020: a start of a new decade, and a very popular wedding year for couples. Since the news hit in late February about this new virus strand, little did we know that our spring couple’s weddings would spiral down so quickly, causing them to postpone their eagerly awaited celebration. All the pre planning work made in 2019 led to countless hours communicating with vendors on rescheduling. For now, we just roll with the punches and see how the rest of the season plans out.
As we begin to live in a new world of social distancing and wearing protective masks, here are some helpful tips while planning during COVID-19:
*Schedule a call and talk to all your vendors. Let vendors know of any postponement decision you’re both planning to make. Talk about what the next steps are to transfer services to a future date. This is a good way to set closure on the original contracted date and moving forward expectations. Be prepared to review and sign a contract addendum to secure a new date and service.
*Have a recap conversation email with all your vendors. Make sure that all information is captured IN WRITING to help eliminate any miscommunication when a future date is set.
*Keep all guests informed by sending out a postponement e-announcement and updating your wedding website.
*Consider bringing on a wedding planner (Hi there!) to help reorganize all the new logistics. We will provide our own day of gloves and mini disinfectant spray.
We’re seeing fall/winter couples still holding on to their planned date. If you’re debating whether you should continue booking any pending vendors (entertainment, beauty team, any special order item etc.) we recommend using the current downtime to do your research on the vendors that you’re considering to work with. Inquire about their services and their booking policy for your upcoming wedding date. Find out their policies for rescheduling and transferring of services if you need to postpone until 2021.
Regardless of the fact, love lives on. If you need to…plan to postpone and not cancel.
Stay safe, stay healthy!