In this crazy time of uncertainty, we want you to know that you are absolutely not alone! We understand that you have probably had to make some disappointing and not so easy decisions. During these unpredictable times, you may find yourself questioning everything about your wedding. However, regardless of everything happening, it is important that you approach this change with the right mindset to ensure everything is well thought out to make your day the most special! We gathered a few ideas together that will hopefully help make this process go a little smoother for you!
Let Your Vendors Know ASAP!
Come up with a game-plan as soon as you possibly can. If your wedding is at a location that you really loved, but they aren’t able to accommodate for a different date for another year or two, we recommend asking if they have a sister location. This will help you keep the look and feel of your original venue without all the additional searching. If they don’t have a sister location, they may be able to point you in the right direction of another venue with a similar style. When considering rescheduling, you may want to look at different days of the weeks and schedule your wedding on a weekday instead of a weekend. Thursday weddings are just as fun as Saturday weddings!
Choose A New Date
If your big day can’t happen when you originally planned, we recommend pulling out your calendar and picking your new favorite date!
When choosing a new date for your wedding, here are a few things to consider:
- When are we available?
- When are our families available?
- When is our photographer available?
- When will we be able to re-book a new date at our venue?
- When are all of our other vendors available to re-book?
By going down this list and checking off each question, you will have a better idea of what month and days work best for everyone! Once you have a solid game plan you can start the rescheduling process. Since you are rescheduling your whole wedding, make sure to be flexible. Keep an open mind as you navigate this unique situation!
Inform Your Guests
Inform your guests and consider how you can help your guests out to make the necessary adjustments. Reach out to hotels that your guests have booked and see if they are able to do accommodate a new date for your guests. The hotel may even be able to reach out to each guests individually, which saves you and your guests a few phone calls. Keeping your guests in the loop will help them to feel informed, limiting the number of curious text messages you have to answer.
Rethink the Details
Ask yourself if you want this new celebration to look the same. Many decoration details like flowers, linen, and food are all things that change with the season. Looking at your wedding from a visionary perspective, it is important to ask yourself if you want to embrace the new season that you are postponing your new date to. Making small detail changes may help you feel more accepting toward this new date! If you had planned for a spring or summer wedding, there might be small decoration details that may not match the theme for a fall or winter wedding. Revisit your wedding Pinterest board, think big picture and ask yourself if there are details that you’d change.
Let Yourself Grieve
It is okay to be sad. You have had this big day planned for months or even years. Take a moment to feel what you have to feel. Bottling up emotions can make the rescheduling process grueling. Take some time to truly reflect on what you want. Think of this time as additional planning time. This isn’t an ideal situation by any means, but you can now swoon over every little detail all over again! We know when you finally get to walk down that aisle and celebrate with all your friends and family, it will be more than a perfect day!
Celebrate The Day Anyway
Make sure you still take time to celebrate the date you originally planned for! Making time to do something fun will still make the day special for you and your fiance. Here are a list of five fun ides to make your original “I do” date romantic and fun!
- Picnic At The Park
- Candlelit Dinner
- Take A Virtual Trip Around The World – here is a list of museums you can virtually tour from home.
- Host A Beer Or Wine Tasting In Your Home
- Couples Spa Treatment
Once you have postponed your big day, don’t forget to postpone your honeymoon. Take this time to reconsider all necessary things, big or small that will all play a role in this special moment in your life. Lastly, don’t forget to just roll with it and have fun. With all of the extra planning, your wedding may turn out even more spectacular than you could have imagined! We’re here for you always!