March 26th, 2020
tale as old as time: A pandemic love storyYou know the one. Boy (or girl) meets girl (or boy) and fall in love. After countless conversations and nights together you decide to get engaged. After the celebrations and excitement starts to settle, you start planning the day where you will be married. Maybe you hired a planner – and maybe you didn’t You went venue to venue and had countless conversations over liquor consumption, meal/catering requirements, date availabilities, etc before finally selecting your perfect destination You went through painful proposals and delicious tastings to pick your perfect caterer You pinterest boarded everything from elaborate floral arrangements to custom gifts for your guests You sized up in the pant department after cake tastings You scrolled through 100’s of Instagram photographers before selecting the perfect artist for your big day Not to mention the guest list, the seating charts, the invitations, the floor plan, the schedule – the list goes on!
Whether your wedding date is next week or in 5 months, the reality is; you need to plan and prepare for the Pandemic of Covid-19I have been getting a lot of questions and concerns from my couples for 2020 and I wanted to outline some suggestions below for any others that are facing the same issues.
firstDepending on how close your date is, will determine what you need to do. Some of you will need to take action right away, while others should be planning out a strategy, should this continue on. Have conversations with your vendors. Most vendors will be sympathetic during these times and offer great options for you to consider. It’s important to start having these conversations now so you know what your options are.
- Can you reschedule?
- Will there be a penalty for rescheduling?
- What if you reschedule and they are already booked for your new date?
- Are there any time restrictions for reschduling?
SECONDCome up with a “deadline”. Your deadline will act as a day that defines when you need to start looking at the current situation, taking action and either moviving forward or picking a new date. Some questions you might want to ask yourself:
- How close to your day are you comfortable waiting, before looking to reschedule?
- How far in advance should you notify your guests if you do reschedule?
- How far in advance are your vendors willing to wait to know what your plans are?
THIRDEnjoy time with your future husband or wife. Find something unique and fun for you both to enjoy with each other and offer a happy distraction from everything going on right now.
- Organize an online pictionary or game night with some friends
- Find a meal you both would love to learn to make (and make it!)
- Come up with a daily exercise routine to keep you both active