As you know, gatherings have now been limited to two people only, so many people are now finding that their spring and possibly summer weddings need to be postponed. But what do you do if yours is one of them? Don’t panic! We’re here to help you figure it out.
The first thing we’d recommend you do is contact your wedding planner if you have one, and if not, reach out to your venue first of all and see what dates they have available to switch to. You’ll then need to reach out to your other suppliers, i.e. band, DJ, photographer, videographer to see which dates they have free. Given the situation, suppliers are being as flexible as possible with rescheduling dates. You may need to be open-minded with regard to days – you’ll have better luck switching to, say, a Friday or a weekday than a prime Saturday in August when lots of other couples are doing the same right now. Once you manage to pin down a date get everything booked in ASAP to avoid disappointment.
If any of your prior booked suppliers are unavailable on your new date, you’ll need to have a conversation with them over what happens regarding any previously paid balances. In our view, these should be refunded if the band is not available on your new date, as the coronavirus is an extenuating circumstance.
Once you’ve got a new date set, if you don’t already have wedding insurance in place, it might be worth looking into getting this set up, as none of us know exactly how long this situation is going to continue and this would give you peace of mind.
At ICONIC, we are more than happy to work with you when changing your date, and will move one date to another without charging any cancellation fees. We’ve had to move several dates already due to the coronavirus, and have been able to accommodate everyone so far! We still have ample availability in 2021, but if you’re considering moving the date and are yet to get in contact we suggest you do so sooner rather than later.
Stay safe everyone!