During this Coronavirus many events had to be canceled or postponed locally and all over the USA.
If your wedding is in the next few weeks most likely it will need to be re-schedule because of the COVID-19 it can be stressful but know that it will all work out; all you have to do is change the date.
Read your all vendors contracts that you are utilizing for your wedding and pay close attention to the fine print. Most vendors will be sympathetic and work with you but remember this they are BUSINESSES and right now these types of businesses are losing money daily; so, they will try to keep as much money as they can. They are a business struggle to maintain in this national health crisis; don’t be offended it’s just the way it is.
First decide what your new date will be; decide on three different dates so that you have options for the venue for the ceremony and reception. List your dates by priority (i.e. 1st choice, 2nd choice and 3rd choice) Let’s pray that you don’t have to get to the 3rd choice, the 1st or 2nd choice will work with your ceremony venue and your reception venue.
The hardest part will be to get the ceremony venue and reception venue to coincide on the same date (FYI - this is not an easy task for regular wedding planning). It can be a little challenging because of all the changes going on in the world today.
After you have reviewed all the vendors contract and decided 1st, 2nd and even 3rd choice for your new wedding date. Call the venues (it’s best to talk to an actual person and follow up with written communication) and let them know the wedding must be postponed due to COVID-19, this is a national pandemic so both venues will be expecting your call. These venues may even give you a call to let you know that the wedding has to be re-scheduled.
Find out what the venue’s policy is for changing the date, there may be a fee but since this is a national health issue and most states are on lockdown the fee should be waived.
If you must cancel your wedding find out from the venue what the policy is for cancellation. This is a national crisis and hopeful if you have to cancel you will be able to get some of your money returned, but remember the venue is a business and in the contract there maybe a clause for this type of situation.
Do your best to not CANCEL but Re-schedule the wedding hopefully this way you won’t lose any money. Therefore, it is important to really think about a new date and have your three best dates to try and work things out.
Even if your wedding is months away read all your vendors contracts even the fine (small) print; since we all have a lot of time on our hands these days make that one of your goals for the week.
We will get through this Psalm 91 and don’t fret your big day will happen.
It will take some work, some renegotiating, some conversations with your family, friends and taking a whole lot of things in consideration, but it all starts with reviewing your vendors contracts, deciding on a new date and making contact with your vendors.
Let’s pray that once you have reviewed your vendor contracts changed the date of your wedding and contacted family and friends with the new date; it will be as easy as that (and it should be).
Final Note: Once everything is all set with your new wedding date send out a Save The Date with the new information and be sure to include RSVP. This will let you know if you have to change your guest numbers for the food and if you have not ordered any party favors this will let you the amount of party favors to order or make.