For the first time in a long time, every person in the world is thinking the same thing – we have no idea what tomorrow will hold. If your wedding is happening soon (Spring into Summer) you’re probably going through a lot of emotions. You’ve put so much love, time and money into a wedding that now, you aren’t even sure you’re allowed to have.
Because most venues and vendors book a year in advanced, finding another Saturday available to move your wedding day to in late 2020 may be difficult. But, you have some amazing alternatives to make sure by the end of the day (whatever day it is), you still get to marry the love of your life.
Keep your venue and date, and your guest list under 10
The CDC is recommending that large gatherings are kept to 10 people and under. On the plus side, intimate wedding days are something of beauty – especially during a time like this. Most, if not all, of your vendors still want to be a part of your day in any way they can. We’re happy to take every precaution to make sure you and your guests are safe, while helping you celebrate your day to the fullest.
Postpone for late 2020
Obviously this is not ideal, but at this point, you just want to get married, right?! First step will be to reach out to your venue and see what dates they currently have open for 2020. From there, connect with your other vendors (photographer, videographer, makeup/hair, florist, etc.) to hopefully land on a new date. You’ll most likely end up with a Friday or Sunday, but being able to still have everything go as planned will be a Godsend.
Postpone for 2021
2021 is still in early booking stages for most venues and vendors, so you’d have a handful of Saturdays to choose from with most of your vendors. Some may require a change of date fee, because it would result in loss of income for a new year. I always love a Friday wedding because you can party the weekend away, so if you want to keep your budget unchanged, look into Friday, Sundays, or even a weekday.
Get your hair/makeup done with the stylists you so carefully picked out, pick up that bouquet that you dreamed about, and grab your fiancé – you’re eloping. Maybe with just the two of you, or with a few family members in tow. Use your current venue or connect with your photographer to find a unique location to get hitched (we’ve got ALL the ideas, I promise!). Keep the day that you’ve been looking forward to for year(s) a special one, even if it means you don’t have 100+ people there to witness it. Plan a day for later in the year to have a big party!
I know this doesn’t answer all of your questions, but I hope it helps. We are all in this together. Feel free to reach out to me if you just need someone to talk to! You can also find more info about weddings and COVID-19 over on The Knot, along with immediate communication to help you through this process.