It’s a scary time right now. COVID-19 has been affecting families, friends, businesses large and small, and of course events. You’re seeing other couples questions what to do and you’re wondering, what do I do? Together we will go through some recommended tips and strategies to be able to continue planning your special day during this uncertain time.
CDC and the ”Stay at Home” Order – What’s going on now? The CDC and Washington State have been updating us to keep up aware and to help protect us and our loved ones. We are currently in a “Stay at Home” Order until May 6th. This may or may not be extended. As well there is a ban on gatherings of large parties. So right now, having a wedding is illegal.
Postpone or Cancel?Right now, I would recommend postpone for another date. Communicate with your vendors to reschedule your wedding date rather than cancel. Many vendors are happy to reschedule and hopefully you won’t loose out on any deposits or loose your vendors! I am happy to reschedule with any open wedding date that I have in my calendar, at no charge! I make it a very easy process!
1. Look at your vendor contracts – see what your vendor contracts say about rescheduling so you are aware of their policies first and foremost. 2. Contact your venue – Talk to your venue about their protocols – since their decision will be a huge factor with the other vendors going forward. Also talk to them about 3-4 date so you have options. 3. Start contacting your vendors – Start with the big four: venue, coordinator, photographer, caterer. 4. Talk to your friends and family – Let them know what the plan is and what you two are considering. Also be aware you may have a lower guest count going forward. 5. Elopement now, reception later – If you want to keep your original wedding date and celebrate with your loved one, consider eloping and then planning your reception later to be able to celebrate with all your friends and family!
Safety First We want to consider the safety of your friends and family. You may have to ask elderly or immune compromised to stay home. You also want to make sure you are stocked with hand sanitizer and disinfectants. Talk to your venue about seating less people at the table, propping doors open for air flow, and any other precautions you can take to keep your wedding safe.
We want to Elope NowThen let’s do that! We can have an intimate ceremony with your closest friends and family ( under 10 people ) and still have those dreamy wedding photos and intimate moments. You can plan for a big and fun reception at a later date to be able to celebrate with everyone!
Postponing until 2021Message me as soon as you know you are planning to postpone, and we will work together make it a smooth transition to your new wedding date!
I am here to help every step of the way! Together we will beat COVID-19 and make your wedding dreams a reality! Stay safe, stay home, and positive!
June 1, 2020