These past few weeks have been some for the history books! 2020 has certainly brought on a very strange and stressful chain of events, especially if you are planning one of the most special days of your life. If you are considering postponing your special day, hopefully these tips can help you navigate the process.
1. Get in touch with your vendors
If you are considering postponing your special day this will be the first and most important step to start the process. It’s not only a good idea to reach out to your vendors about how their team is responding to the situation, but you will want to discuss the details and logistics involved with moving to a new date.
Reaching out to your venue and finding out what dates they have available will give you a good starting point to reach out to your other big vendors like caterers, rental companies, etc. If you would like to keep all of your same vendors (which you most likely will since you have paid deposits already), you will need to get in touch with them to make sure they have some of the same availability as your venue.
2. Decide if your overall theme will need to change
Were you planning on a spring wedding, but now have to get married in the fall? With a change of season comes a different variety of color schemes, floral options, and even menu options offered by caterers! If your wedding was in the early spring with a more pastel color palette, you might be considering a different look for your new date in the fall. You will also want to get in touch with your florist to see if the florals you wanted for your big day will still be in bloom during that time of year. These are all things that you might want to consider during your extra planning time!
3. Let your guests know
Now that you have your new date, it’s time to let your family and friends know! There are many different ways to get in touch with your guests to let them know about the date change. You can update your Facebook with a link to your wedding website indicating a new date, send out a digital update via email or text, or you could send a “Change of Date” invitation via snail mail! Whatever method you choose, remember the sooner the better considering most guests will have to rearrange travel and lodging accommodations.
4. Make most of the extra time
Was there a certain piece of decor you still wanted to purchase? A DIY project you thought you wouldn’t be able to get done in time? Remember you now have some extra time thanks to your new date. Now’s the time to finalize those last details, start that DIY project, or order that special piece of decor you’ve been eyeing on Pinterest!
5. Remember the goal!
Although having to postpone your special day can be a bummer, just remember the goal! It may require patience and a little bit more planning, but at the end of the day you will be married to your best friend and celebrating with your loved ones who are happy and healthy!