Honestly, none of us expected this to come out of our 2020. But, unfortunately, sometimes a pandemic sweeps across the world and starts disrupting all plans- including weddings.
Okay, so this is not a "sometimes" thing. But, the CDC has come out to discourage large gatherings of 50 or more. And honestly, none of us really knows what's going to happen in the coming months. So, let's talk about how to keep your wedding going, and safely.
No matter how you spin this, it's hard to reconstruct your wedding after months of planning. And my heart goes out to all the couples who are being affected by this.
What's been pretty cool through all of this is that the Memphis Wedding Pro community is stepping up behind the scenes to help you get your wedding dreams back.
So, talk after talk, I've got a couple of ideas to help you reroute and figure out your wedding plans.
"Should I cancel my wedding?"
Most of your vendors are going to recommend you don't "cancel" your wedding. We suggest "rescheduling." This is usually the easiest thing to do. By rescheduling your wedding you have the chances of keeping the all the plans you've already made, but just at a different date.
This is definitely your best option if your wedding is coming up in the next 8 weeks. For myself, if I have a date available for my clients then I can transfer their funds to that new date instead of having to have them rebook everything.
What you need to do: If you haven't yet, start calling and emailing your vendors about their rescheduling policies. Pro Tip: this policy should be in your contract. The Knot has come out with an EXCELLENT article about how to reschedule your wedding. It covers everything from wedding insurance to coping emotionally with the change.