POSTPONED: Advice For Weddings Affected By Coronavirus
Advice for couples thinking about or having to postpone their wedding (due to Covid-19) We know it’s a hard time for everyone currently and the thought of postponing the wedding you’ve spent months (or years!) planning is upsetting to say the least, but we thought we could put pen to paper to give some practical advice for where to begin.
This week has been a tricky one in the wedding industry and with social distancing looking like it’ll be staying for the Summer, many of you are having to postpone your much anticipated wedding dates. We have been lucky enough to be able to reschedule all requested date changes through Married to the Music so we’re feeling a little more positive and hopeful about seeing the back of this.
It’s worth remembering that when you get married has no bearing on your relationship, and that you’ll be even stronger on the other side of this ordeal. Also, everyone will definitely be ready for a huge party when we’re allowed out again - so your day will be even more special and ONE HELL OF A PARTY! (Inspiration below)
If you're not sure whether to postpone, liaise with your venue! The uncertainty of how long this thing might last is driving a lot of people to make rash decisions, and cancel or move dates that may end up being post-quarantine. We understand wanting to have a concrete plan, but your venue should advise you when you need to make a decision and how to proceed in terms of changing your date with them. Hang in there.
Okay, you’ve been forced to postpone your wedding and you’ve got a new date. Read on for some handy tips!
1. PRIORITISE YOUR SUPPLIERS Brutal but must be done. Let’s say the venue have provided you with a new date but your cake maker isn’t available then. Ideally, everyone would be free for your new date but there’s a strong chance they won’t be. Don’t stress - make an ordered list of your current suppliers by importance to you - eg venue, catering, music, cake, flowers, photobooth. Decide how far down the list you would consider looking to other companies if it came to it, then it will be clearer whether you need to go back to your venue for another alternative date or not.
2. CONFIRM YOUR SUPPLIERS ASAP
A lot of people are moving dates so try and help them and your suppliers out by being concrete with dates and letting them know if your pencilled date is a go-er as soon as possible.
3. CHECK OUT FREEBIES AND OFFERS
Grab these lovely (and free!) un-save the date templates from our incredible graphic designer - London Row Studios. Spread some quarantine joy from afar and send out some of these to get the excitement buzzing around your new date: https://www.londonrowstudio.com/post/un-save-the-date
4. RESEARCH EXTRAS
Dig out those wedding planners, pull up your Pinterest boards. Were there any things you thought about initially that you just hadn’t got round to sorting out? Any suppliers who weren’t available for your original date, a table setting idea you were meaning to make or a first dance that you hadn’t quite practiced. Use this time to add some extra special touches to make your rescheduled wedding even more exciting (if that’s possible) than the first was going to be! There’s nothing we can say to make the sense of disappointment go away, but we are on hand to help make your rescheduled wedding the best it can be, and to make moving your date as straightforward as possible. And remember, if you need help with your music planning visit us at www.marriedttmusic.com for some inspiration or to get in touch.
Stay safe and wash hands
Sending Lockdown Love,