Coronavirus and My Wedding
You have been planning and dreaming about this day for years … not a single soul could have planned for what is going on in the world today. The craziness can feel overwhelming and along with the worry, sadness, fear and many other emotions that you may be experiencing, it is perfectly okay to be wondering, “what now?”
First of all, you are not alone. This is a scary time for everyone. Give those emotions time to process. They are real and they are valid. You need to know that it is ok to feel all the feels. Just know during this process that you have your person, your family, your friends and a community of wedding professionals that support you and want to see your day be the moment you’ve always wanted. We all want to help you get through this.
Now after you have had time to process your new reality … if you have a wedding planned before May 31st, it might be time to reschedule.
Before panicking, take a deep breath and call your planner (if you have one), and ask for their advice and guidance.
- Check in with the primary people attending your wedding, whether that be parents and family or very important guests, let them know you are postponing and find out if they have any dates that they cannot attend. Choose 4 or 5 dates that work for you, your partner and your families to reschedule the wedding.
- Reach out to all your vendors. Talk to them about the contract and see if they can work with you. Most vendors got into this business because they love making people happy. They will want to do anything they can to make this a smooth process. Once you have a few dates picked out, talk to your vendors, see if they can work with your new dates without any additional fees or penalties.
- After you have rescheduled, send out new Save the Dates and request your guests to RSVP again. Let them know that you are so excited to gather and celebrate with them!
If your wedding is after May 31st, hang tight. There is no need to make any major changes or arrangements at this time. Stay informed but do not worry. I truly believe your day will be unlike anything you have experienced, filled with happiness, love and laughter. This craziness will not diminish your once-in-a-lifetime dream day. If you are able, do not cancel or postpone your wedding until you absolutely have no other options.
At the end of the day, there is always hope and a light at the end of the tunnel. I know you may be worried but stay calm, healthy, informed, and most of all, stay optimistic! Once this all blows over, your wedding day will be a time for people to reunite and celebrate not only your love but what the world has just overcome. What a beautiful celebration! Keep your head high because that happy ending is just around the corner!