COVID-19 is affecting all of our couples’ wedding plans, and though I still can hardly believe this is happening (it feels surreal!) I feel now even more connected and dedicated to my couples as we grow through this time together.
More than ever I want to help them get through this tough and stressful situation in the best possible way and make it a less painful experience!
So I will share with all of you the 6 things you should definitely do if your wedding has been postponed due to the corona virus crisis !
Contact your vendors
Make sure to contact ALL the vendors who have been involved so far into your wedding. Not only the ones you have booked and secured, but also the ones who were still expecting to hear back from you.
Start with your wedding planner if you have one or your wedding venue, and inquire about their available wedding dates and their rescheduling policies. Ask several options, then check with the rest of the vendors what their schedule for 2021 weddings look like before taking any firm decisions. (Doodle is your new BFF !)
All these vendors have done their best so far to make your dream wedding come true, they deserve the best from you in choosing a wedding date that’s also a good option for them.
Give notice to your friends and family
Once you’ve set and confirm a new wedding date with your wedding planner, your venue and all of your vendors, the first thing you should do is give notice to your guests!
They might have hotel bookings and air tickets to cancel or modify, as well as holidays to reschedule with their bosses.
To let them know about your rescheduled wedding date you can send them a creative and cute "Change the Date" by email or get one printed with the help of your stationer.
Review your guest list
Postponing your wedding is a very good opportunity to re-evaluate what you truly want with your wedding. Now is the time to review your plans and adjust accordingly !
With all the uncertainty that this corona crisis has brought to us, I can not but strongly advise you to go for a more intimate wedding.
We don’t know what the future holds and if/when it will be possible to host big gatherings.
Don’t hesitate to scale your wedding guest list down to your very closest and dearest, to the people who mean the most to you !
I assure you this will only add more emotion and meaning to your special day !
Celebrate on your original wedding date anyway
Well..it’s OK to feel sad that you’re not getting to enjoy your big day when you had envisioned it, but not being able to reunite with your loved ones on your original wedding date doesn’t mean you shouldn’t mark your original date and make sure it’s still a special, memorable time for both of you.
It’s a great way to get excited about the new date in the future !
Dress up, pop open some bubbles, share the love by inviting all your friends and family for a big Zoom call, get your party attendees to share their favorite stories of you as a couple…you could even rehearse your vows or write creative and funny « best quarantine partner » vows.
Start writing your vows
Speaking about vows… Now that you have more time ahead before your wedding day, you no longer have any excuses to not be super 200% ready for that big milestone of yours !
Please don’t procrastinate !
Well…do only if this quarantine time with your partner doesn’t feel like the best time of your relationship and you’ve reached a level where drinking two bottles of wine per day to forget about this tough time is your new normal! ^^
But, on the other side, if you feel even more connected with your fiancé, NOW is the perfectly right time to write your vows, making them even more meaningful and emotional than they would have been.
Be the best version of you
Look to the positives !
Don’t feel guilty if you feel down about it all. This was probably something you have been planning for months, maybe years, and it’s not going to happen – at least, not right now.
But look ahead to the time when it will happen.
The most important thing not to lose focus on is that you will get married eventually and that LOVE IS NOT CANCEL !
Use this time ahead to feel like the best version of you! Take good care of your skin and hair, start a super beauty regimen, practice your first dance, break those bridal heels, meditate or try relaxing apps to be all chill and relax on your big day, practice walking and seating in your dress…
Make a list of all the things you could do to have the best experience on your wedding day, make a plan and stick to it !
I know that rescheduling your wedding hasn’t been an easy decision to take and that you can’t wait to celebrate your big day. But I also know for sure this will be a joyful day when we can finally come together in person to celebrate life and love! I can’t wait either !!
With love. Xx