The worst fears of soon-to-be-weds were confirmed on Monday when the Prime Minister specifically banned weddings and other celebrations for at least the next three weeks, although realistically these measures are likely to last a lot longer.
Nobody dreams of having to reschedule their special day, but if it happens to you, it's best to start rearranging immediately. Remember, there will be plenty of people in the same boat as you at the moment, so you may find that your suppliers are getting booked up well in advance.
Of course, there’s a lot to reorganise, so it’s a good idea to start prioritising. If you need to reschedule a wedding as a result of COVID-19, your top priorities should be as follows:
Your number one priority is to contact the venue and ask about rescheduling. One professional wedding planner, Penelope Cullen, said in a recent Evening Standard article that suppliers are “being really flexible and understanding.” Ask the venue if there are any dates available later this year, or even next, and if any deposit paid can be put towards the new date.
If you’ve booked a professional wedding photographer in Liverpool or elsewhere, make them your next port of call. In the circumstances, all wedding suppliers should be understanding and supportive, so get in touch and see if they can offer flexibility. Most will be happy to do so, but don’t delay, as they may book up well in advance.
As clothing stores are also now closed, the wedding dress supplier or dressmaker should agree to move the fittings to whenever they are required. They should also be able to hold the wedding dress for as long as necessary.
Now isn’t a great time for florists either, but again it’s wise to get in touch with them straightaway. Bear in mind that if you were planning a summer wedding that’s now become a winter wedding, for example, you might want to rethink your floral choices.
Your fifth top priority is the decor for the venue. Again, keep a possible change of style in mind if your wedding will now be shifting seasons, and get in touch as soon as you can.
Communication is key. Get in touch with suppliers, and if they really cannot help with the new date (perhaps because of being committed to prior bookings), start searching for good alternatives.
At Matthew Rycraft Photography, we have a preferred list of suppliers we can recommend to you, and we’re here to help if you’re in the unfortunate position of needing to reschedule, so why not get in touch via the contact form?.
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