PANDEMIC TIMES: 4 TIPS FOR COUPLE WHOSE WEDDINGS ARE AFFECTED BY COVID-19
So, no one knows when exactly the safe period is going to be again. No matter where your wedding date falls on the calendar, there are a lot of things to think about when planning your big day. – If you are planning to hold your wedding in the next eight weeks, or in the process of planning for your wedding this year, here are my helpful tips.
IF IT HAPPENS TO BE IN THE MIDST OF THE CORONAVIRUS HYSTERIA: Here’s what you should do.
TALK TO YOUR WEDDING SUPPLIERS
We all are currently under quarantine and consider this as the best opportunity to talk to your wedding suppliers. We have several platforms to consider in communicating with your suppliers. With the use of teleconferences such as Zoom, Skype or Facebook Video call, seek advice from them and tell what your initial plans are for your wedding. You should have a transparent and honest conversation about your anxieties on your wedding plan.
DON’T RISK IT!
Pay attention to what our Government is saying. You, your guests and your wedding suppliers’ SAFETY should be your TOP PRIORITY
POSTPONE, DON’T CANCEL
If you’ve fully paid your gown, paid half of what’s in the contract for the reception venue or your photo and video team, you don’t have to worry about it. Postpone your big day but don’t cancel as if your wedding was called off. We suppliers also feel the same way and we don’t want to be in this situation either. The best thing to do is to find a date when your wedding will be rescheduled and inform your wedding suppliers about your plan for moving it. Request for a new payment schedule. Your suppliers will be considerate enough and they understand this situation.
INFORM YOUR GUESTS
You might have guests that will be coming from overseas or will have to travel far from your chosen event location. Tell them that you’ll postpone your wedding and they will be informed about your upcoming plans.
Create a Facebook group and add your wedding guests there. Post your announcement about the suspension in your group, so you don’t need to communicate with them one by one.
Consider the situation on a positive note. Just think that you’ve added more time on your preparation period. Believe me or not, all your suppliers will cooperate with your plans. Our number one goal is to help you during every step of your wedding journey. We want to help you navigate many decisions you’re faced with now.
We are one with you in this situation. All my prayers to you soon-to-weds!JEXTER JORDAN, Fine Art Wedding & Destination Photographer