Some great wedding tips to help couples with decisions on on whether they should postpone there wedding or not. Covid-19 has caused a lot of couples to feel unsettled, and we don’t blame you if you’re one of them. Our wedding suppliers have provided some fantastic wedding planning tips – things to consider if you are supposed to get married within the next 12 weeks, what to do if you choose to postpone your wedding, and how to make the most of the extra time on your hands!
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To postpone or not?
I would advise my couples whose weddings are within 12 weeks of the current time period to strongly consider postponing. My advice would be to just breathe and lean into your support systems and your wedding suppliers as we are here to help – You booked us because you trusted us – Now let us help you!
If you are outside the 12 weeks I would encourage you to wait. We do not know as yet what is ahead. It’s not the time yet to call all your suppliers and start postponing, mostly because suppliers are busy helping the couples within the 12 weeks already and we have no idea what this landscape will look like in the next 3 months.
We, your wedding suppliers, are also feeling the impacts of this outbreak. It is our main source of income. So just hold tight, have faith and we will help you find a new date and start planning again. For new couples looking to plan your weddings, some of you may be at home now and have extra time on your hands so get in touch and let’s start planning! – Balla Florists
Get plan B into action quickly and get some possible date changes and pick up the phone to your suppliers to make sure you keep them. – Couple Photography
Live streaming of events and in particular wedding ceremonies has never been so relevant with the coronavirus affecting every facet of life at present. A lot of weddings have been called off or postponed due to the virus; however there are some couples who simply can’t afford to do this, as they stand to lose a lot of money and simply won’t be able to afford to get married when the virus passes. – Studiorove | Read more about live streaming
Good communication, with your venue, and then your suppliers, is the key to getting through this. Firstly, contact your venue and chat with them about your date. If your date is still fine then great. If not then you’ll need to make that tough decision to change it. Many couples are being realistic and already moving their date to 2021 allowing themselves time to get back on track financially. For those thinking of moving to later this year keep in mind that venues could be short of dates, so maybe consider a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday as your day. Remember too that wedding coordinators are being swamped with date changes and many are working from home as the venue is currently closed. Be patient and allow a reasonable time for a reply to your email. Also, check regularly your spam folders as some replies might go there and you could easily miss them. – Paul from Meath Wedding Photography
If your wedding has been postponed and you need to let your guests know about the change of the date or details, send them a digital postponement card, which can be sent by e-mail, WhatsApp, posted on Facebook etc. You can get yours free of charge from Save the Date.ie. All you need to do is e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your new wedding day details. Don’t forget to include the rsvp details too.
Also, if your wedding is in July and later in the year, I’m recommending that you consider sending the invitations as late as possible. My current recommendation is 8 weeks before the wedding, just to allow more time for the guests to feel comfortable with travel and larger gatherings after all the restrictions hopefully abate. – Save the Date.ie
Another option is your wedding entertainment is if you cant have your band look at an option of a wedding dj all evening. Wedding dj can offer a more flexible approach and save you money.
No matter what happens wedding postponements will cost you some money as a change over happens.