Guide: How to Postpone Your Wedding Due to COVID-19

Portfolio • News • Posted on 4th April 2020 • Posted by Helena Lorimer

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So you’re in a bit of a pickle because you’ve planned your dream wedding and suddenly, the world has come to a standstill because of COVID-19. It’s not fun for you, and it’s definitely no picnic for everyone else either.

But during these uncertain times, it’s important to know that you have options if you need to postpone wedding plans. For right now, it’s all about taking care of ourselves and those around us, so that we can heal and come back better than before.

How to Postpone Wedding Plans Due to COVID-19

We understand that you’re probably feeling disappointed, hurt, and angered because of the current situation. Allow yourself to feel those emotions, but also realize that being flexible is what will ultimately save the day.

So, try not to panic! Your wedding will still be the best day of your life, and we’re here to give you some peace of mind.

1. Do You Have Wedding Insurance?

For those who managed to secure wedding insurance before COVID-19, you’re definitely in luck. If you’re unsure, take a look at your insurance policy and get in touch with whomever you need to to learn your options.

If you did not manage to secure wedding insurance, it’s unfortunately too late to do so. Either or, it’ll be useful to find out where you stand as to plan accordingly.

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2. Get in Touch with Your Wedding Vendors

Postponing wedding plans, while a nightmare, could be a whole lot easier if you have a wedding planner. This is because it’ll be their job to get in touch with all of the vendors.

If you’re planning your wedding yourself, the best thing to do would be to make a list of all of your vendors and companies involved, and get in touch with them re: your options.

Find out about the implications if you postpone wedding plans, and also have them tell you about the terms of your contract.

3. Talk with Your Wedding Venue

It’s no secret that wedding venues fill up their spots quite early on. So if you have already secured your venue, you’ll want to talk with them about the steps you can take.

Perhaps you could secure a possible date further in the future, or you are eligible to receive some form of renumeration.

Again, you will have agreed to some kind of terms of agreement with your wedding venue, so take a look at those to guide you.

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4. Give an Update to Your Wedding Guest List

You may think everyone would naturally assume that your big day has been postponed, but don’t leave it to chance. It’s super important to make a big effort when it comes to letting your invitees know that your wedding has been postponed.

Also, if you’re thinking ahead, and perhaps have tentatively pre-booked a new date further in the future, talk to your guest list before you make anything official.

Keep in mind however, that confirming a new date may not be the best option during these uncertain times.

5. Be Open to Ideas

COVID-19 has caused disruption worldwide. From health sectors to the economy, and even mental health, people are feeling the various effects from this pandemic.

For that reason, keeping an open mind and a positive attitude goes a long way. Perhaps some of your ideas are no longer possible, and maybe you won’t be able to have your summer wedding. But at the end of the day, open yourself up to finding new ways to have your dream wedding.

Also, it may actually save you money to have an off-peak wedding, which is always a plus!

6. Your Original Wedding Date Festivities

Sure, you may need to postpone wedding plans. And sure, it’s not the best news you’ve ever heard. But! As we mentioned, keeping a positive attitude is key when it comes overcoming the effects of COVID-19.

For that reason, we suggest having a celebration on your original wedding date, regardless. And while a social gathering isn’t possible, do something special to remember the day.

Pop open a bottle of champagne and cheers to an even better wedding day. Who knows, you may even change direction completely and choose to tie the knot at one of the top wedding destinations of 2021.

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If you’ve personally been affected by COVID-19 when it comes to your wedding, we really do sympathise with you. It’s definitely not something we would wish for any couple in love. But, look on the bright side… you now have even more time to plan your fairytale wedding!

And to lend you a helping hand, we’re offering a 46-page luxury wedding planning guide in hopes of bringing you even more inspiration for your perfect wedding day.

Wishing you good health, love, and safety during this chaotic period!


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