It’s been a tough few weeks for, well, the world as we navigate a new normal amid the coronavirus pandemic. Our thoughts are with you and your family. If you’re planning a wedding during the Coronavirus Pandemic, here are some things you can do.
Life is upside down for all of us right now, but no more so than a bride planning the most important day in her life. If your wedding just so happened to be scheduled during the coronavirus outbreak, you may be thinking about what you should do. The good news is planning for the possibility that your wedding date might be impacted doesn’t mean the end of the reception. While the date may change, or a vendor or two might change, etc., at least the person you’re marrying, your family, and friends will still always be there
At present (March 25th), COVID-19 is still spreading. How it impacts your wedding reception relies on your wedding date.
The CDC is recommending that wedding receptions be postponed for at least two months. While this reality is upsetting, there are choices you can make now
The best advice?
Be prepared, follow the news, and keep up the conversation with your venue, vendors, and guests. Remember, communication is the best way to solve problems.
Was Your Wedding Planned Sometime in the Next Two Months?
While this is unfortunate, you do have choices. The obvious answer is to simply postpone it. For most weddings, however, it could be a little more complicated than that because you’re essentially planning the entire wedding all over again. Everything, from new invitations to wedding favors (and everything in between), has to be coordinated. Your wedding venue representative should be there to assist you as well.
For Weddings Planned After Mid-May
It should still be OK, so keep your plans in place. However, keep your nose glued to the news and be ready should the CDC issue new guidelines. Remain informed and be prepared to make the necessary tough choices should they be needed. The situation is changing day by day. Our leaders are doing amazing things. Try not to change your plans before you get additional guidelines from the CDC first.
It’s prudent to keep your options open. Stay in frequent contact with your venue. Chances are they’re addressing these issues daily. They would be the most in the know to help you decide the best course of action.
Speak With Your Vendors:
Don’t wait till the last minute, speak with all your vendors now. Keep in mind that the whole industry is upside down, so discuss dates, contracts, and cancellation causes openly and transparently. That’s the best way to come to an agreement that satisfies everyone. Having a direct and fair discussion about your concerns on the topic of safety is entirely appropriate. Ask what steps they have been taking to help keep themselves and guests safe.
Keep Your Guests Informed:
If you are a busy person and don’t have the time to answer questions about the status of your wedding, you can nip that in the bud. Tell your guests you will post updates to your wedding page website to keep them informed should plans change. You can also add your guest list to an email service like MailChimp or Constant Contacts and send them email updates in seconds!.
Following CDC Guidelines:
Let your guests know what the CDC is currently saying. Be aware of what the venues are required to do and assure your guests that you are following their advice and what steps you are taking to keep them safe. You and our employees are our number one priority. With that in mind, we want you to know our sales team is available by phone or email and will be happy to assist you with future bookings or any questions you may have.
We hope you and your families stay healthy, and we appreciate your support in keeping our community safe during these extraordinary times.
Leonards Palazzo Management