January is often the busiest season for wedding and bridal shows. 2020 began with a bang for so many wedding vendors and brides who were ready to kick off an amazing wedding season together. Little did we know what was to come just 2 months later.
When the CDC announced the ban on all events of over 50 people in the USA and Canada announced similar bans, 2020 brides and grooms realized they were in a major situation. Weddings have been cancelled, postponed and transformed ever since, but one thing remains the same – the love between you and your fiancee.
If you are now re-planning your postponed wedding or if you are newly engaged and just beginning your wedding plans, this blog is for you. We will give you the key tips to wedding planning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Contact your vendors as you normally would, but hold the consultations online via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom etc. Although we are social distancing, wedding planning is still in full force.
Ensure that your vendor contract has some sort of protection for you as a client in case you need to postpone in the future. The COVID-19 pandemic and the governments reaction has been very sudden and you want to protect yourself incase something similar occurs. Even if your wedding is in 2021 or 2022, you should protect yourself.
Consider wedding insurance. This could help save you from the potential losses if you have to postpone or cancel your wedding in the future.
Buy a Wedding Price Card pass. There is really no other time you would want to save money on wedding vendors than right now. A WPC pass will give you access to a directory of USA and Canadian based wedding vendors who all provide exclsuive discounts to pass holders. Being a WPC pass holder means you can also ask their experts for wedding advice around the clock. It is a must have right now.
You will be wedding planning from home so stay organized. Things can quickly become overwhelming at home when all of your various vendor consultations are happening in the same spot. Keep an excel sheet where you document all consultation dates and the action items / notes that come out of it. Organization is key right now!
Ask your wedding vendors if the pandemic has changed any of their costs of services.
Try to book your 2021 and 2022 dates sooner than later as most established vendors are booking up very quickly. With 80% of weddings in the USA being postponed so far, you can imagine how quickly 2021 spots are going.
I hope these key items helps you get started on your wedding planning despite these uncertain times. Keep planning, stay positive and let us know if you have any questions!