Spring has officially sprung, and while wedding bells typically ring loudly during this season, the chapels are quiet this year due to the spread of COVID-19.
Health guidelines have led many engaged couples to postpone the day they’ve long awaited, creating quite the stressful situation for wedding planners.
Once you’re ready to face your inbox and voicemails, you can start to let your vendors, wedding party, and guests know your plan moving forward.
Here are the steps to reschedule the wedding
Contact your venue, vendors, and suppliers
You’ll need to reach out to your venue, vendors, and any suppliers who are involved with the wedding and let them know what’s up. This team of people is unique to you and is going to help you the most when it comes to basic logistics. Together, you can work out a plan for rescheduling and discuss the financial implications.
If you’re using a wedding planner, they may be able to help with some of these calls and emails.
Review your contracts and arrangements
Your contracts and arrangements will all need to be updated to accommodate your new date, so take time to review them thoroughly. Your wedding planner may be a huge help when reading your vendors’ contracts.
Before you change your date, be sure to clear the new date with all of your vendors—just because your venue can make it work does not mean that your photographer, florist, or caterer will be available.
Update your vendor contracts
Your first call should be to your venue to see what dates they have available for your wedding. Once you and your partner choose a few dates, call your other vendors and ask their availability and discuss their rescheduling policies further. If a vendor agrees to a new date, make sure you have that confirmed in writing along with how the new date affects your previous agreements.
Announce your new plans
When all of your vendor contracts are updated, you officially have a new wedding date. Congratulations! It’s time to send change the dates to your guests and let everyone know to start planning. Be sure to update your wedding website before you send physical invitations or a digital change the date via whatsapp or email to avoid any confusion.
Love knows no obstacles: Wait and celebrate your love
Remember that whenever or wherever your wedding ultimately takes place, it will be beautiful—and your loved ones will be there to support you. Until then, try to soak up being engaged to the love of your life for just a little longer.
And don’t forget…love knows no obstacles!