Tips For Rescheduling Your Event Due To Coronavirus
We had to postpone a lot of our events this year, especially in the months of March and April and we are sure that many more brides and other people are making this difficult decision given our battle with this global coronavirus pandemic.
So we asked our founder and owner of Avalon Events Organisation, Sabine Bahry Lembo to give us some concise advice on what to do with our already planned and scheduled events for this upcoming spring / summer of 2020:
1. You can postpone without setting another date just yet.
I’ve been encouraging my clients to remember that it is okay to make the decision to postpone without knowing when the later date will be. Many have spent months planning this big day.
You’re not expected to come up with a solution in 1 week! If you can nail down a new date, that is amazing! But if not, take some time to weigh your options. Notify your guest list now and let them know an alternative date is to be determined.
2. Be realistic about your guest list and travel
Are you doing a local wedding or destination? How many people are you expecting and how soon is your wedding?
This no-doubt has quickly become your biggest decision to make surrounding your wedding (aside from deciding to marry the love of your life!) but taking into account travel needs, the number of attendees and the age of attendees will provide the most clarity on how you need to adjust your wedding day. Making a decision with confidence will allow you to have the clarity to move forward with your plan, whether it’s an adjusted plan or not.
3. Rebook what you can as soon as possible
Gather information from all your major vendors and see what other dates they have available. Do any of the vendors have common open dates? Have you considered a week-day wedding? Weekday weddings are really wonderful as it gives your guests a few days following the celebration to truly enjoy the location and the gathering of friends! We are all in uncharted territory and will do our very best to make your new day just as exciting and joyful as your original.
It may feel like the coronavirus is dictating our lives right now, but the reality is you are in control of your own wedding. There is no one way to go about this, as it is a deeply personal decision.
If you’d like to think of out-of-the-box ways to ensure everyone joins on the original date, try live-streaming your ceremony and selecting a later reception date! Keep in mind this is more of a date adjustment than a total cancellation. And if you have to move your celebration months ahead, you may now be WAY ahead of schedule with the typical wedding planning timeline!