Having to plan your special day and make all your gorgeous vision boards come alive is already a stressful (and expensive) task to take on! Unfortunately most of us planning a wedding didn’t prepare for our special day to fall in the midst of a worldwide pandemic!🙈
With recent regulations set in place, and now extended, you might be panicking and thinking – what on EARTH do I do now? Firstly, Breath in and out… It will all be fine! We have gathered a couple of things to consider and steps to follow to handle the situation effortlessly:
If you are planning to postpone you wedding:
- Always stay informed. Watch the news and stay updated with the latest about COVID-19 via news websites like News24, The South African, The Citizen and IOL.
- Talk to the professionals. If you do not have a wedding planner, talk to your venue and suppliers – they know the industry best and can most likely give you the best advice on what to do next.
- Understand that because of the change of plans there might be a slight change in costs. Make sure to re-read you contracts for what is refundable and what is not. Do prepare yourself and your financials for additional costs.
- Let your guests know that you are planning to postpone.
- Talk to your venue, suppliers and vendors:
- Take action and let them know that you are planning on postponing, what your thoughts are and to when you would like to postpone your wedding to.
- Ask their availability.
- Be understanding, as they might be booked on the day you are planning to move your wedding day to. They are trying to accommodate all brides – which is why asking availability from all is a super important step to choosing your next date.
- Choose a new date! Your new date will be determined by:
- When you and your other half will be available
- When your friends and family will be available
- When your venue and important vendors will be available
- When your photographer will be available
If your wedding is AFTER lockdown:
Prepare ahead of time! Use the steps above to explore and see what your options would be when push comes to shove. Speak to your venue, vendors, suppliers, friends and family to keep them up to date on what you are thinking and to be prepared if you do postpone.
It is super important for you to stay calm and positive – yes, things aren’t going as planned, but that is OKAY! As soon as we can all gather again, you can celebrate your special day with the people that mean the most to you and can FINALLY marry your other half, none of the worries will matter anymore. Keep your head high, keep planning and seeking inspiration, because your big day will come!
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