Everyone is feeling overwhelmed and confused during COVID-19, but you’re not alone. During these uncertain times, it has affected the wedding industry really hard. 2020 couples are having to make tough choices about their upcoming weddings. At Elm Estate, we understand this is one of the most important times of your life, but we are here for you. We wish that we were your fairy godmother to make all of this get better. We’re in the same boat as you and want to get back to having beautiful shared moments at our property. The Elm Estate intends to offer some advice and suggestions on your next steps if your wedding is being affected by COVID-19. The key is to always stay positive, make a plan of action, and postpone don’t cancel.
2020 Wedding’s Needing to Postpone
March has come to an end, and we are now in April with a positive mindset. As of March 16th, The CDC has asked the United States public to comply with postponing gatherings of more than 50 people until the middle of May. Nevada’s Governor Sisolak has mandated that all social gatherings be less than ten until further notice. This will affect many weddings, depending on the overall outcome of the virus. Don’t throw away all your hard work or let this get you down. Remember that positive outlook and to keep moving forward. You’re not alone, everyone is in this together. Let’s work together to postpone your wedding.
Wedding planning is fun, exciting, stressful, and beautiful. Then when you add a global pandemic to your wedding plans, that really adds a lot of stress. The time that you have put in is not wasted. Just think of it as you are planned and ready for a stunning wedding. Before making your next move, talk with your friends, family, vendors, and partner to see what you want to do next.
Picking a New Wedding Date
Here are some steps that we recommend you take when postponing your wedding.
- You got this! Remind yourself that you’re not alone. Lean on your family and friends; they are here for you. Take deep breaths and keep that positive mindset.
- Contact your wedding venue and vendors to see the available dates for 2020 and 2021. Keep an open mind that your vendors are going through this with you. The more flexible you are, the easier it will be. See if you can set up a Zoom Meeting with your vendors. It’s all about working together, communicating, and staying positive. This is why we recommend that you postpone instead of canceling, then no one loses out. Ask your vendors about their policies before making your final decision.
- If you don’t have a wedding website, we highly recommend getting one. Zola is a great free website platform. The reason we’re suggesting this is because it’s a fast way to send out Change of Dates to guests. It also allows you to receive new RSVP back faster. You can post updates about your wedding. You can also customize and make it look pretty!
- Don’t look back and keep moving forward. It’s a great time to work on new ideas and finalize anything you didn’t get the chance to do. This is a new opportunity to have the wedding of your dreams. You deserve to have fun, get creative, and do so much more!
Just as a reminder, your wedding is going to still be beautiful no matter how you choose to have it. Your vendors are here for you and want to make that dream wedding happen. We hope this tough time comes to an end soon. Just remind yourself that you GOT THIS, and it will all be ok. Postpone and don’t cancel, because your hard work matters.