If you’re thinking about rescheduling because of COVID-19, a family or personal health emergency, or just because, I promise this can be a stress free process if you communicate with your vendors before you make any concrete decisions.
I’ve postponed more than a handful of weddings in just a few short weeks, so I’ve been through this, and I am here to help.
Here are the steps you should take to reschedule with the least amount of stress (and financial consequences) possible!
Keep in mind that all of your vendors likely have cancelation/postponement clauses in their contracts to protect them from loss of work. Reference your contracts before you reach out to your vendors so that these clauses are fresh in your mind and you won’t have any surprises!
Alrighty, here we go!
Did you hire a planner? Because they’ll really come in handy here! Your planner can help with communication between your vendors & get everyone on the same page. Call them first & ask for a hand with communication.
Don’t have a planner? That’s all good, and why I’m writing this blog post! I’m here to help! :)
Reach out to your venue! Explain your situation and ask for a list of available dates during the times you’re hoping to reschedule for. Remember, be flexible! Most weddings are booked 1-2 years in advance, so their available dates will likely be limited. That’s okay.
Fridays & Sundays are slower days for weddings, so be open to those dates! I know that everyone says Saturdays are better because “more guests can be there,” but I strongly disagree.
Anyone who truly cares about you will take off of work and move their plans around for your wedding, no questions asked. <3
Reach out to your photographer & videographer! Photo & video are likely your next highest ticket items for your wedding, so you’ll want to get in touch with them as soon as possible!
Ask your photographer & videographer what days they have available and cross-reference them with your venue’s availability.