COVID-19 got you down? Planning a wedding is difficult enough as is, now you’ve got to deal with this? Seriously?!
Right now it is easy to feel overwhelmed. No one anticipated the sheer magnitude of COVID-19; the extent of the pandemic is only just starting to set in. Until further notice, we have been told to practice social distancing and restrict gatherings. If your wedding is off the table due to this crisis, REMEMBER: don’t cancel your wedding— POSTPONE!
During this state of unrest, it is understandable to be apprehensive. Times are tough for everyone and right now we don’t really know how things are going to pan out. However, in the long run, moving plans to a later date is always going to be easier (and less costly!) then starting from scratch—not only for you, but for everyone else involved in making your wedding SPECTACULAR!
During this turbulent social and economic time, it is important to stay positive and look toward the future where one day we will come together again and CELEBRATE! This is still going to be your wedding after all, and your event is IMPORTANT & SPECIAL to everyone involved. From your wedding coordinator to your vendors, we in the event industry are working tirelessly, so everything is PERFECT for your BIG DAY!
The hardest part of rescheduling events during a crisis like COVID-19 is the uncertainty. Here are a couple helpful statistics to consider when postponing your wedding:
- 26% of couples are postponing to a later date in 2020. It is understandable, after all the planning and anticipation, many couples have decided to move their wedding date within the same year. Events in this climate are going to look very different than they ever have before, but ultimately the people are going to get to come together and demonstrate their love, even if it is not exactly how they had originally planned.
- 26.5% are moving to 2021. It is a hard pill to swallow, but this pandemic is going to have a ripple effect that will likely alter the state of events for the unforeseeable future. If you are still hoping for a huge blow-out with a lot of guests, it may be safest to re-schedule to the new year.
- Only 5.5% of couples are cancelling altogether. REMEMBER: while some couple have chosen to cancel, its is always easier and more cost efficient to POSTPONE!
- A majority of couples (42%) are holding their current date. Right now we don’t really know what future gatherings are going to look like. It may be naive, but if we recover from this crisis in the next few months then retaining the same date couples can just continue as planned. In all reality, even with increased concern over COVID-19, the show will go on—just maybe not as according to the original plan. As long as these couples are willing to remain flexible, retaining an original wedding date is a perfectly good option!
Rescheduling a wedding is no easy task, let alone during a full-blown pandemic. Try to STAY POSITIVE! You had a great wedding planned—and you can STILL see those plans come to fruition! At the end of the day, all the hard work you have put in to overcome these challenges will make this VICTORY even sweeter when you and your loved ones are able to safely CELEBRATE YOUR LOVE together!!