6 Things You Need To Do To Postpone Your Wedding During Covid-19
Covid-19 has affected everyone and everything worldwide, and no one could have ever predicted something like this would happen. Your beautiful wedding dress is bought and paid for, the bridesmaids and groomsmen are ready to go, and the venue is booked. You were so happy to book the busy little church in your neighborhood, but everything must change. If you were one of the lucky ones and have bought insurance to cover the wedding, make sure you read through your policy to check your coverage. The first thing to do is to contact the vendors that have already received payments and make a list of all the changes that need to be made.
If you can make a change for the venue for a later date without any penalties, take it. Otherwise start shopping around asap for a replacement. You may lose your deposit (check your agreement) but move ahead as fast as you can because lots of other couples are having to make this change also and you may be left without a venue.
First contact any key vendors that have already received payment like the photographer, DJ, hairstylist, make-up artist, florist, cake, and limousines rentals. These vendors should not have a problem rescheduling but make sure they write up a newly signed agreement.
- Marriage Ceremony.
First, find out if your original location where you planned to have your wedding ceremony is available, if it isn’t, you will have to make an alternate plan. If you are planning on the marriage ceremony at the wedding venue, then you need to re-book an officiant.
- Guest Accommodation.
Contact the hotel where your guests will be staying over the period of the wedding and find out if the block of rooms that were put aside are available for you on your new date, if not, you will have to look for another hotel. Make sure to do this early as many weddings will be scheduled for next year so they will book up fast.
- Inform guests.
Make sure you contact all your guests and let them know the date change, if you have a wedding website it just needs to be updated. You could send an email or another invite, it doesn’t have to be fancy, just to get the message out.
If you have planned a honeymoon, first cancel your airline ticket or whatever means of transport you have booked, if they do not give a refund, they most probably will let you reschedule for another time. Call the hotel where you have booked and let them know you will be scheduled for another date, if you have paid a deposit, they should put the amount back on your payment card.
After you have covered these 6 steps, go over your list once again to make sure nothing is forgotten, you may find small things have been overlooked, like the wedding date on decorations, and party favors.
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