The world is currently experiencing a wave of uncertainty but this doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to focus on the important, exciting and special aspects of our lives, including weddings. If you and your partner are in the midst of planning your wedding day, here are a few tips that will help.
Deciding Whether to Postpone or Cancel
As COVID-19 continues to affect people around the world, many engaged couples have had to decide whether to cancel or postpone their weddings. Experts are recommending that instead of canceling your entire wedding, you postpone it. This can be a difficult choice during the wedding planning process with all of the lingering uncertainty, but it will end. By postponing your wedding, you’ll incur fewer financial losses than if you cancel it completely. Your vendors and venue will be more than happy to help you make alternative arrangements, ensuring everyone benefits. If your wedding is in the near future, start the process of choosing another date and making the necessary arrangements with vendors and guests. If your wedding is still several months away, there’s probably no need to change your date at this stage. Naturally, keep your ears open for changes in regulations and restrictions but for now, there really is no need to cancel your wedding completely.
Rope in the Experts
As mentioned, your vendors are here to help you. We are professionals who want to keep you, our clients happy. Plus, we want to keep our businesses up and running, too. Ask your wedding planner, venue, florist and other vendors for help when rescheduling your wedding day. Not only will this help relieve some of the pressure, but we may be able to assist you with some helpful suggestions. This means you won't need to figure this all out on your own.
Focus on One Thing at a Time
When you need to re-plan an entire wedding, it can get overwhelming very quickly. Many couples are also put off by the fact that so many adjustments will need to be made. Slow down and start by carefully jotting down everything you need to take care of. Discuss a new date with your venue and vendors. It’s only once you’ve secured a new date that you can work on taking care of the finer details. If you will be postponing, you can let your guests know the new date. Everything else will follow.
All the Feels
Know that it's perfectly okay to feel emotional about having to put your plans on hold. Whether you're feeling sad or angry, let yourself experience the disappointment - just don't make any irrational or emotional decisions at this time. Lean on your partner, friends and family for the support you need. Try to bring your mind back to your reason for wanting to get married. Focus on love, unity and the bigger picture. You can still look forward to your big day despite the uncertainty that we’re all currently facing. Just take it one step at a time and know that you can still have the wedding of your dreams.