I THINK THE FIRST THING WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE IN THIS WHOLE COVID-19 STRUGGLE, IS OUR SAFETY AND MORE-SO THE PEOPLE AROUND US.
IF YOU ARE HAVING TO POSTPONE YOUR WEDDING DURING THIS TIME, I AM SO SO S O R R Y.
I MAY BE IN THE SAME BOAT AND JUST TO HELP YOU OUT WITH SOME IDEAS AND WAYS TO DEAL WITH THIS LOGISTICAL NIGHTMARE I HAVE PREPARED A FEW TOPICS THAT I HAVE STARTED TO DO.
OBVIOUSLY THE SAME SITUATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU OR YOUR WEDDING.
WHERE DO I START?
WELL FIRST DECIDE WITH YOUR FIANCE IF POSTPONING IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO.
YOU MIGHT HAVE DIFFERENT OPTION LIKE MINIMIZING YOUR GUESTS OR NO ALCOHOL ETC.
BUT IF YOU'RE LIKE ME AND YOU HAVE ALREADY INVITED EVERYONE AND HAVE NO CHOICE TO POSTPONE, THIS IS THE STEPS I HAVE TAKEN.
1. CONTACT YOUR VENUE !
All venues have different policies and I sure that during this time all venues have decided that the best thing to do is to give out new dates for couples who need to postpone. Your venue should be on-board and if they are not please try to read through your contracts with them. Guaranteed there is no Pandemic clause. Get them on board.
Once your venue has responded with new dates COPY these dates and open a mass email with all your important vendors.
PHOTOGRAPHER, VIDEOGRAPHER, DJ, FLORIST, WEDDING PLANNER, CATERER & HIRING COMPANIES.
I sent them this email :
To my lovely wedding vendors.
During this difficult time my Fiance and I have been looking at new postponement days and we love all our vendors and we want you to all be available for our new date.
(PASTE the dates your venue gave you)
WRITE DOWN WHEN YOUR NEW VENDORS ARE AVAILABLE AND TRY TO CO-ORDINATE THE SAME DATE.
Once the date is set with the venue and vendors. Time to let the guests know.
The best way will be via EMAIL to track responses etc. OR create a new wedding invite on a website like ZOLA or WEDDINGWIRE or THEKNOT or create your own. (shout if you need help)
send it out and PRAY !
Start all over with tracking responses and getting your guest count together.
YOU'VE GOT THIS.
If you need some uplifting and some love, maybe you just want to chat to someone who is going through the same thing as you. There is a group on Facebook for support by Hooray Weddings!
ive waited soo long to be a mrs
If you are not willing to carry on past your DATE without becoming a MRS - hell. JUST DO IT !
I am offering all my clients who have to postpone (because my heart breaks for you and I know what you're going through) a FREE session on their OLD WEDDING DAY. Whether they want to do a couple shoot at sunset or a session in their room with champagne and pizza wearing something hella fancy - LET'S DO IT.
Maybe they want to get married in a parking lot or climb to the top of a gracious hill and say I DO - Call me. I'll be following you and capturing something for you to always remember.
YOU CAN ALWAYS CELEBRATE WITH EVERYONE LATER AT YOUR NEW WEDDING DAY.
AND YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE IMAGES TO REMEMBER YOUR LOVELY DAY & YOU CAN TELL YOUR KIDDOS ONE DAY ABOUT IT