We are almost an entire year into this pandemic and this is a tough time for everyone, E S P E C I A L L Y couples. Emotions are running high and it’s normal to feel defeated.
On April 23, 2020, Dr. Hinshaw announced there wouldn’t be large gathers until September 2020. Here we are, January 2021 and there is still no end in sight. We have a vaccine but I truly believe it’s going to be a while before you see a lot of people gathering masked or unmasked.
I know it’s easy to let your emotions get the best of you. It’s okay to be mad. It’s okay to cry. I have been there. It’s also important to remember WHY you’re getting married.
I want to help you navigate during this stressful time and I want to help you start thinking of a Plan B.
- First thing is first; contact your venue and check out their restrictions and ensure they are still allowing people to gather in their venue. If they are, and you are still wanting a smaller celebration, great! If not, check their availability (you will not have a wedding without a venue!), your venue should have a policy in place to deal with this.
- If you are rescheduling, ask your venue for 3 dates that you are able to reschedule. Contact your other vendors and come to an agreement on a new date.
- Review your contracts (from all your vendors) and check to see when they are accepting postponements.
- Next, look at your guest list. If you currently have a lot of elderly guests and/or guests traveling from out of province, chances are they will not be able to attend. The non-essential travel ban is still in effect.
- If you are thinking of keeping your original date, consider an intimate event (15 people or less) OR a Live Broadcast! This is a great solution to have everyone partake.
- Update your wedding website / send out information to inform your guests of any changes. You want to give your guests as much time to make an informed decision on whether or not they feel comfortable attending or not.
If you do not have a Planner and need some advice, feel free to get in touch by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try my best to help.