First of all, I want you to know that you are allowed to be sad, unhappy and even mad that you have to reschedule your Wedding date. It is okay to grieve the loss of a date that you planned for, prepared for, and invested in. I know that many times the date you picked to get married on may have special meaning for you as a couple, but please remember that in the grand scheme of things, it is just a supporting factor to marrying the love of your life. You will still be together and have the chance for an amazing celebration that you so deserve.
Here are the things I would keep in mind when you are trying to weigh the pros and cons of rescheduling your Wedding date.
So, let’s say that after long and hard conversations with each other and your immediate family that you decide you don’t want to (or you just can’t because of regulations) get married on your original Wedding date. When you are in the right mind frame, hopefully having a clear plan will help alleviate some of your stress. Please use the below notes and the checklist document to help.
Before jumping into the checklist, keep these two tips in mind:
Tip #1: Try to reschedule and not cancel. As a wedding vendor, I highly recommend rescheduling rather than cancelling. Oftentimes, deposits that you paid will be transferable to other dates throughout the year but if you cancel, you might not get those deposits back.
Tip #2: Stay Flexible. Take this time to make your day better – you might be happier with this plan than your original date. If getting married in 2020 is a big deal to you, how about doing a less popular day of the week – Thursday for instance? How about a Micro-Wedding? You can also stream your Wedding virtually for other guests to join.
You may not see it now, but I promise by the time your Wedding Day arrives, your stress will be far behind you. Also, you and your fiancé can take pride in the fact that as you navigate this pandemic, your relationship will come out stronger and more resilient.
Should you have any other rescheduling questions, we are just an email away. Now is the time to utilize your Wedding Planner or hire one if you do not have one yet. Hello@RebeccaCalagna.com