02 Apr What To Do If You Need To Postpone Your Wedding Due To Coronavirus/COVID19
California has issued a stay at home order, and the CDC officially recommended the cancellation of weddings in the United States for eight weeks— leading to disappointment for a lot of brides and grooms. To help you navigate this stressful time, we’ve put together a few tips on how to smoothly reschedule your nuptials while remembering why you’re planning a wedding in the first place: to marry your partner surrounded by the people you love the most.
1. TAY ON TOP OF THE CDC’S RECOMMENDATIONS AND REGULATIONS
As of now, the CDC has officially recommended the cancellation of weddings in the United States until May 15, 2020. If you don’t have a planner, consider reaching out to one to assist with the process of moving your date. You can also reach out to your venue or caterer, as they can help you process and share feedback and ideas. We’re happy to recommend any wedding vendors ranging from planners tot caterers and everything in between to our All Dolled Up brides, as we have worked with some of the best Northern California vendors over the last 9 years.
2. REACH OUT TO YOUR VENDORS
If you do decide to move your wedding date, check to make sure that the new date that you have in mind works for all of your vendors. Make sure to look thoroughly at your vendors’ contracts to see if they allow date changes. If they don’t, ask them what their policy regarding COVID-19 date changes is, as they may be willing to accommodate you due to the crisis that the virus has put on the wedding industry.
As a bridal vendor, we know how heavily the decision or need to postpone your wedding day weighs not only on your hearts but on the hearts of your vendors as well. We are thankful that we have a team that is able to offer services to all brides who have been affected by the need to postpone or rearrange their wedding dates due to COVID-19 or have lost their beauty team due to COVID19. All Dolled Up will be giving a discount on any bridal beauty package booked with us equal to the cost of the trial run/previews that you’ve already paid for and received from your previous vendor
If you are a bride that is in need of wedding day beauty due to COVID19, please fill out our inquiry form on our website so we can set up a time to connect with you personally:
3. DETERMINE IF THERE IS A FINANCIAL DIFFERENCE
With any change of plans comes a potential for different costs, including losses on pre-paid fees like retainers and final payments, depending on when the wedding is. Make sure to read all of your contracts and check to see the vendor’s cancellation policy and see if they’ve missed something that allows you to receive the money you paid back outside of what’s refundable.
4. LET GUESTS KNOW
Although this seems like a daunting task, it is important to remember that the people you’ve invited to your wedding love you and your partner and they really do want what is best for you both. Make sure to let them know that you’ve been staying up-to-date with the coronavirus and that you’re committed to making a decision that is the best for everyone involved. Communicate that you’ve chosen to postpone your wedding and let them know the details that you are sure of, and leave out the details that you don’t know yet. If you and your partner need anything, tell them! Your bridal party and guests are there to help you and celebrate your love, even if your wedding date has to be postponed.
5. STAY CALM
Whether that emotion is sadness, disappointment, confusion, anger or even grief, your emotions are real and valid. Although it is not ideal to have to reschedule your wedding, it is important to remember that you are not alone. Your vendors, like us, are there to make sure that your wedding day is everything that you’ve envisioned and we can’t wait to help you marry the love of your life!