The government announced on Monday 23rd March that all weddings will have to be postponed for the time being and we don’t know when normal service will be resumed. I have been working with my summer wedding couples to help them reschedule, but I am now opening up that communication with my other wedding couples who are planning their weddings during the summer and are probably very worried about their wedding too.
If you are thinking of rescheduling please try to include your suppliers in the communication when booking new dates. This is a tough time for suppliers too and we still all want to work with you.
Here’s a few helpful tips
Communication is key. If you’re getting married in the UK within the next few months, you need to check your contract and then talk to your venue. At the moment, the UK Government has closed all pubs/cafes/restaurants and other leisure venues and asked everyone to minimise social contact and avoid gatherings – and weddings come into that category. Obviously, the safety of you and your guests must come first.
Whether you’re having a civil or religious ceremony, now is the time to contact your celebrant to discuss options.
Contact your Suppliers
When you’re thinking about changing your wedding date, make a list of every supplier you’ll need to contact such as me, the photographer, the videographer, caterer, cake maker, hair and make-up artist, DJ etc.
Update your Guests
Keep in contact with guests, and if you are postponing, let them know as soon as possible.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with feeling sad about changing your wedding plans. Don’t forget that you’re not cancelling for ever – this is a postponement, and one day you will be married!
What will happen to my photography deposit if I postpone my wedding? This can be moved to your new date.
Will I be charged to move my date? There will be no charge whatsoever even if you want to move your date to 2021.
What if you are forced to self isolate or become ill? I am part of a network of photographers who are more than happy to help each other and am totally confident that a replacement photographer can be found, if this is the case.