In the midst of the global pandemic, we have all been faced with a litany of tough choices. There are the day to day decisions, such as when and where to go out or the best time to go grocery shopping, as well as the grander scale ones. That is why a group of professional planners got together to write this Planner Power Perspective Blog Series to give couples a full wedding perspective of what you can do in light of COVID-19.
The decision to cancel or postpone your 2020 wedding has been a huge choice for so many couples out there and is certainly not one that is done lightly.
Now, the question is , should you postpone your wedding or cancel it altogether? Either way, we know this a very stressful and overwhelming decision to make, so try to take it one step at a time and consider the following with your fiancé:
Define what is most important for you, do you still want to host your 150-guest wedding? Does an intimate, more intentional celebration sound like a better option now? Do you have family traveling from abroad? Do you want to cancel and Elope?
It is important to put all the possible options on the table and whatever you two choose, make sure that the most important people in your life can still attend.
We recommend checking the contracts you signed to see if there is any statements about postponement or cancellation policies. Doing this before contacting your vendors will save time and hopefully answer questions you have.
You Decided To Cancel
For those of you who have decided cancelling may be the best option then take into consideration that getting a refund will vary depending on each vendor and their contract’s policies. Keep in mind that your initial payments or retainers will typically be non-refundable and the main reason is because as vendors we reserve that date on our calendars to work with you instead of taking on another client to work with. This is called “opportunity cost”.
You Decided to Postpone
For those of you who have postponed your weddings to protect your families and guests, we commend you, and want to tell you that the events community has your back and is ready to help you move forward. Now that you have made the decision, follow these steps and you’ll be back on track with a new wedding date in no time.
Written by Karla Solórzano | Kiss & Say I Do Events & Ilana Rubin | Perfect The Event
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