Plan Don’t Panic!
The worst thing you could do during this high-stress time is panic. Sure you should be upset, but remain positive and get to fixing mode. Lean on your partner, communicate with your vendor team, and ask family and friends for help. There is so much that can be done virtually and through a good ol’ phone call.
If you’ve already booked a date and you need to reschedule, please do it but don’t cancel! It can be tempting to just throw everything out the window. What else is there to do anyway? Well, the first is to embrace this truth: everything will go back to normal. To a new normal. Knowing this helps us get up every morning with a renewed hope. You can make this rescheduling work to your advantage. Choose an off-peak date. When coming up with a new date, make a shortlist that prioritizes weekday dates towards the end of 2021, as weekends and hot dates are most likely booked by now. If you can choose a date right after this lockdown over that’s much better.
Check your top vendor’s availability!
Figure out who are the top vendors that you must work with for your wedding day. I recommend reaching out to them BEFORE you reschedule your date and find out their availability. This will be helpful when determining which date works best for everyone as your preferred date may already be booked. Rescheduling is better than cancelling all together if possible. If you haven’t booked a date yet, book your 2021/22 wedding now! Couples who originally planned a 2020/21 date may be pushing back their wedding to 2021/22, so it’s best to act now and lock your 2021/22 date.
Prioritize the things that matter the most!
You are going to have to make some tough decisions. Maybe a vendor isn’t available, maybe you are getting married in a completely different season or venue, maybe you need to consider a smaller guest count than a large wedding, maybe travelling is just out of the question. There are so many variables and you need to consider all options. This is why communicating and asking for help are important…you shouldn’t have to do it alone. There are tons of people out there wanting to help make your day extra special.
Remember what it’s all about!
At the end of all this chaos, your marriage is what is the most important. Remember why you started this journey and why you are tying the knot. Happy couples make for happy days!
Sending love and light to everyone worldwide. Stay safe, be informed, and let’s do our part to flatten the curve!