At present, there is a lot of information being shared with regards to Covid-19 and weddings this year, but I want to address the Coronavirus and your 2021 wedding.
As we all know by now, the Coronavirus has caused worldwide unrest – particularly in the service industry. While things are beginning to stabilise for many countries, the aftereffects are far reaching and have devastated the wedding industry.
With that said, I take solace in the fact that nothing lasts forever. I look forward to the future when we can freely embrace one another and weddings plus special events can take place again.
If you recently got engaged or had always planned to have your wedding in 2021, below are some things to consider:
1. Start Your Planning Process Now
Once you have taken some time to get your head around recent events and feel emotionally buoyant enough to plough ahead, please do. As you can imagine, venues will be fairly busy with reschedules from this year. Please take this into consideration, especially if your dream venue is popular with other couples.
2. Sought After Suppliers Could be Oversubscribed
Similar to venues, more established wedding suppliers will not only have their postponed weddings to work on but also new enquiries. Do not hesitate when getting in touch with your preferred suppliers as the sooner you can book them, the better.
3. Exercise Patience
Despite the fact that we are all staying at home at the moment (unless you are a key worker), it is a busy time for many wedding suppliers. As a result, responses may be a little delayed. If this is the case, give us grace. If you haven’t received a reply within a reasonable amount of time, get in touch again to ensure that your email or call was not missed.
4. Get Wedding Insurance
When you begin your wedding planning journey, wedding insurance should be high on your list of priorities. While all policies differ, typically, most of them cover cancellation or rescheduling of your wedding or recaption due to illness, an accident or bereavement within the main wedding party. Wedding insurance also covers you if a supplier ceases trading prior to your big day.
5. Don’t Panic
Easier said than done I know but panicking will not help. If you are planning alone then lean on your support system. I would highly recommend hiring a Wedding Planner, now more than ever. A Wedding Planner can help you to navigate the process, particularly with the added dimensions the Coronavirus has brought along with it. If you need any assistance, I would be happy to help so feel free to get in touch.
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