It’s been a pretty tough time for many of us these past weeks, and it looks like it may get worse before it gets better. But, get better it will.
If you’ve had to or are contemplating postponing your wedding, then my heart goes out to you.
When so much love and care goes into planning the biggest day of your life, it’s truly devastating to hear the news that it can no longer go ahead.
In an attempt to alleviate some of the stress you’ll no doubt be feeling, I’ve written a few tips to help get you through:
- Firstly, and I know this is far from easy, but a calm, panic free approach will help you make better decisions. Remember, this will not last forever.
- Cancelling your wedding does not have to happen – all you’re doing is postponing it to a later date. And it really is for the right reasons, all your loved ones will be able to attend and you’ll not be at risk yourselves.
- Work with your venue and suppliers to find a suitable date that suits everyone. You’ll have worked hard to find the very best suppliers perfect for you, so try and find a date that they can all make.
- Communicate with your suppliers as much as possible – they’ll want to support you as much as possible to make sure your day is perfect. Many small businesses will be struggling right now, working with them to find a solution may help them stay in business.
- Midweek days are a great alternative. Venues and suppliers will be less busy, so there’s more chance of keeping all of your wedding team involved, and there’ll be more dates to choose from.
- Look at 2021. If you had your heart set on a 2020 wedding then this might sting a bit, but next year there will be so many more free dates, and this situation will all be a distant memory.
I am here to help, so if anyone reading this needs any help, please pick up the phone and talk to me.
I’m also collating a number of other helpful blogs below from my supplier friends, which are full of really helpful advice at this time:
Your wedding event and Covid 19
Please read this well thought-out blog by Vanessa Harness of R&F Weddings. It’s extremely informative and will provide you with some invaluable information.
How to build Emotional Resilience
We’re in challenging and uncertain times right now. We’re home working and many of us will need to self isolate at some point. More than ever it’s vital we look to build our resilience to be able to cope with these changes.
I wrote a few words for Val Mattinson blog last week on how to build emotional resilience, and why it’s been so important to me in growing my business. I hope it will help a few of you, whatever your business is.
I have also contributed to the NineDots Covid-19 survival guide which can be found here – https://nine-dots.co/product/coronavirus-survival-guide/