You have gone ahead and set up the big date, but now you realize that your wedding plans have been scheduled right in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. You are one of many couples that have found themselves having to deal with an unprecedented situation. This would have definitely been unforeseen when you were first planning to get married and set your wedding date. If you’re wondering what your best plan of action would be moving forward, here are some options to consider.
The first thing that you should understand is that the virus pandemic has disrupted the entire wedding industry. This pandemic cannot be predicted so things are running on a day by day, week by week and even on a month by month basis. There are so many things that remain up in the air and it’s hard to come to terms with the uncertainty of it all.
To be on the safe side, it’s recommended that you postpone your wedding for at least a few months, especially if you are planning to get married within the province of Ontario. If, on the other hand, you have been planning a wedding abroad, it would be best to delay the wedding date based on the situation in the country where you plan on getting married. Every country is dealing with COVID-19 in its own way and all are facing their own set of challenges with it.
Keep Your Eyes on the Goal
It can be very disappointing to have to put your wedding plans on hold – at least until this pandemic runs its course. At this time, it’s important to keep your eyes on the ultimate goal of getting married and celebrating this special time with your friends and family. There will be a time and place when you’ll be able to say “I do” without any fear of planning a gathering. Although it may seem a bit unreal right now with everything that’s been going on, your time will come.
Postponing a Wedding
There are options available when you decide that the wedding must be postponed. Reach out to your wedding planner who will guide you through this difficult time. If you haven’t been using a planner, it’s time to prepare a list of the venues you have rented and the services you have hired. They are suffering as well and will be more than willing to work with you to make further plans in the future. Shifting the date is something that should be done sooner rather than later.
When to Make a Decision
If you have a wedding coming up in June or July, you may have been sitting on the fence, trying to decide whether you should postpone it or not. There are many different variables in place, and every wedding plan is different. Most people find that making the decision on whether to shift the date or not is the most stressful part of the situation. For this reason, if you have a wedding scheduled for the summer, it may be in your best interest to make the decision to postpone it now in order to de-stress a bit.
Speak with Your Wedding Team
Talk to the people that are part of your wedding planning team, which may include a photographer, videographer, musicians, catering company, the venue, the wedding planner, the florist, and anyone else that you may have already hired. Make sure that they are all on board and start coordinating your plans for the new date. The goal is to set new goals that revolve around keeping your family and friends safe during these difficult times, while also looking forward to your special day when you can celebrate in style.
Set Your Priorities
There are two priorities that you must recognize first, the venue where the wedding will be held and second, the venue where the reception will take place. Call these places or send them an email to find out if they will be able to accommodate a certain date in the future. Then, once you have found a date that fits, it’s time to reach out to the other service vendors to see if that works for them as well. In most cases, all of the vendors that you have hired may not be able to work with the changes, and you may end up paying extra fees when all is said and done. Overall, the plan is to make changes that have the least amount of financial impact.
You’ll also need to take your guests into account when making the new arrangements. If you have people flying in from overseas or from other parts of the country, you may have to postpone your date into 2021. If your guests are local for the most part, you’ll probably be able to reschedule the wedding date and have the event in 3 to 4 months without creating too much of an impact on them. Also, make sure that your guests are told right away about the postponement, and let them know that you plan to go ahead later on when the COVID-19 virus is under control.
Engagement Rings Toronto
If you have been working with an engagement rings Toronto jeweler to custom-make the wedding rings, get a hold of the jeweler as soon as possible to find out whether work can continue on the rings. In many cases, the jeweler may be able to work with you through video-conferencing in order to finish the rings. This will usually be determined on a case-by-case basis.
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