Planning a wedding in the middle of a global pandemic such as COVID-19 is definitely very stressful. It is the first time in our lifetime that we have to deal with an unprecedented health crisis, and we all have had to navigate through it day by day.
We know this is incredibly overwhelming, so we have created a list of XX tips for couples in case of postponing due to CoronaVirus.
We hope this is helpful and remember, all your amazing team of professional vendors are here for you and working hard to make the process as stress-free as possible!
Define what is most important for you, a big wedding? And intimate, more intentional celebration? Whatever you choose, make sure that the most important people in your life can still attend, even if they need to travel.
2. Inform Your Guests
You should collect all the emails and phone numbers of your guests. They will need to be updated in order to cancel flights and arrange details with their personal and work schedules. A “Postponed Until Further Notice” announcement can be done quickly via email, wedding website or over the phone/text. You can contact them again once you have your new date.
3. Contact your Venue
Don’t wait to secure a new date because the dates for summer and fall are limited. You will need to be flexible!
4. Contact your vendors
Once you have your new date, contact all your booked vendors and request their services on the new date.
We recommend checking the contracts you signed to see if any mention postponing or cancellations. Doing this before contacting your vendors will save time and hopefully answer questions you have.
5. Tweak Your Color Palette, Theme and Timeline if needed
This is optional, but if your wedding is now in a different season you might want to consider some slight changes, for example, some flowers are not available all year round, you might need to rent some heaters, sunset is earlier during fall so maybe the ceremony need to start a little earlier.
But most importantly, try to focus on the positives! By postponing, you’re keeping the most important people in your life healthy and safe.
Please stay safe and healthy!
Written by Karla Solórzano
Lead Planner - Kiss & Say I Do Events