If you follow my blog at all, I’m sure you’ve noticed a recent pattern by now. This post will be the last of the “quarantine edition” series. By combining various tips and how to’s into four blog posts, my goal was to take a little weight off of your shoulders and help you get through this.
The world is currently experiencing a wave of uncertainty but this doesn’t mean we can’t still find ways to focus on the important, exciting and special aspects of our lives, including weddings.
Love should always be at the core of anything related to wedding planning. When there is positivity and loving energy, you can get through any challenges or uncertainty. If you and your fiance are in the midst of planning your wedding day, here are a few tips that will help.
DECIDING WHETHER TO POSTPONE OR CANCEL
Experts are recommending that instead of cancelling your entire wedding, you postpone it. It can be difficult to stay positive about the wedding planning process with all of the lingering uncertainty, but it will end. By postponing your wedding, you’ll incur fewer financial losses than if you cancel it completely. Your vendors and venue will be more than happy to help you make alternative arrangements. If your wedding is in the near future, start the process of choosing another date and making the necessary arrangements with vendors and guests. If your wedding is still several months away, there’s probably no need to change your date at this stage. Naturally, keep your ears open for changes in regulations and restrictions but for now, there really is no need to cancel your wedding completely.
If you make the decision to postpone, here are steps to take for postponing your wedding.
ROPE IN THE EXPERTS
As mentioned, your vendors are here to help you. They are professionals who want to keep their clients happy. Plus, they want to keep their businesses up and running too. There’s no need to go through this alone. Ask your wedding planner, venue, and vendors for help when rescheduling your wedding day. Not only will this help relieve some of the pressure, but they may be able to assist you with some helpful suggestions that will make all this a lot easier too.
FOCUS ON ONE THING AT A TIME
When you need to re-plan an entire wedding, it can get very overwhelming, very quickly. Slow down and start by carefully jotting down everything you need to take care of, starting with a new date. It’s only once you’ve discussed a new date with your venue and vendors that you can start taking care of the finer details, such as letting your guests know. If you will be postponing, you can let your guests know in the meantime and send them the new date later on once you’re sure about the details.
This is easier said than done, but positivity is key. Lean on your fiance, friends, and family for support. It’s perfectly normal to feel sad, angry and disappointed, but try to bring your mind back to your reason for wanting to get married. Focus on love, unity and the bigger picture to keep your mind positive. You will get through this and you can take solace in the fact that you’re not the only bride who needs to navigate these challenges.
TO CANCEL OR NOT TO CANCEL?
So, what should you do about your impending nuptials?
It’s highly recommended that you rather postpone your wedding instead of canceling it.
If you have to cancel your wedding instead of postponing it, you may end up suffering a major financial loss. Many vendors will be unable to give your deposit back. By postponing your wedding instead, the financial ramifications will be far less severe.
If you’re absolutely set on getting married on your original date, you may want to think about a virtual wedding. If this is something you’re considering, here is how to plan a virtual wedding.
Many couples are also put off by the fact that so many adjustments will need to be made. It’s important to remember that your venue and vendors are here to assist you, which means you won’t need to figure this all out on your own.
Plus, your friends and family are here to help you make the necessary changes too. Whether it’s coordinating guests or helping you choose new flowers that will be in season at the time of the revised date, help is available.
Nobody planned for any of this to happen but the good news is that you’re surrounded by people who will make sure that you still have the wedding of your dreams! Just take it one step at a time and know that you’re not alone.
Cheering you on!