How to postpone your wedding?
Being faced with the decision to postpone your wedding comes second only to need to postpone it until further notice. And, if you just had to make that decision, you’re understandably feeling sad and maybe even angry. After all, you’ve already spent months or even years planning for the event. We get it.
Remember, wedding planner Petra is here to support you as you navigate this difficult time. We know how difficult a decision like this must be. To help you navigate, here is some general guidance for postponing a wedding. Take in what helps, depending on your situation. And be sure to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if there’s anything else we can help you with.
Hopefully, you’ll never need to know how to postpone or cancel your wedding. Now in this situation with the world pandemic, you have to choose between postponing or cancelation your wedding. Here’s a step-by-step guide to what you need to do to postpone your wedding.
Here are our step by step guide to how to postpone your wedding and some tips for you from wedding experts.
STEP BY STEP how to postpone your wedding.
1. Postponing or canceling?
We highly suggest postponing your wedding rather than canceling. Oftentimes deposits that you’ve paid towards wedding vendors can be moved throughout the year, but they can’t be returned if you move the date into next year or cancel.
2. Choose a few possible dates.
Once you decide you want to postpone, choose a few dates which will give you flexibility and maybe you can keep all of your vendors on your list.
3. Make a priority list of vendors.
First on the list should be the ones, without whom you cannot imagine your wedding, so you will try to arrange your date with them. Then follow with the vendors that you could reconsider also changing.
Our vendors have told us they are more likely to go above and beyond for couples they have been working closely with. This goes for both if your wedding day goes ahead or if you have to cancel it. It’s always a good idea to choose vendors you have a good rapport with.
4. Reconsider contacting some of the vendors AGAIN.
If you will change one of the vendors, maybe a vendor that you wanted before and wasn’t free on your date, will be free now? The dates and calendars will change now. So you should try this up and you might end up working with dream photographer or florist after all.
5. Get busy with calling people.
Speak with your wedding planner, if you have one, about date possibilities. If you don’t have a wedding planner, you will have to do a little bit more work and contact alone all your vendors.
6. Put it in writing.
After confirming the availability over the telephone, send your decision about a new date to all your vendors also per e-mail.
7. Let your guests know about the new date.
The last thing! Rest assured that the people you’ve invited to your wedding love you and your partner! So, they do want what is best for you both and will probably understand and stand by your side.
TIPS from wedding vendors about postponing.
Sandra’s tip: “Rules are off the table now, so who says that you should marry on Friday or Saturday? I mean, rules are made to be broken. Consider also marrying on Monday or Tuesday – I went through a similar situation with my wedding and all I can say I would rather see it happen on Monday than postpone it for two years now.”
Petra’s tip: “Don’t forget to check your contracts. There should be minimal financial loss in postponing your wedding. Yes, these will be hard situations now, but trust me, all the vendors are working in the direction to still make the weddings happen. We are all hoping for the best and that we will get back to work soon and still meet you this year.”
Ana’s tip: “If you already finished with organizing your wedding and are ready to get married, consider also fall or winter weddings. The light and scenery are gorgeous in that period of time and that has its own magic.”
Your wedding will be so emotional and beautiful.
Whatever happens, the important thing to remember is that you and your partner have each other. Your loved ones will be there to support you. The wedding is being postponed by circumstances outside your control and the safety and health of you and your loved ones is paramount. A happy wedding day, full of love and joy, is waiting for you on the other side of this pandemic. So hold on for now as good things are coming in time. Until then, try to soak up being engaged to the love of your life for just a little longer.