Happy Wednesday Darlings, on today's blog we bring you Wedding Advice - Coronavirus. We hope you enjoyed this bank holiday weekend and managed to soak up some sun, whether it be in your gardens or for a social distancing walk along the beach. We know it's been a tough old time for all of you couples planning your weddings this year, so we've put together some of our top advice on what to do and how to get through this pandemic.
Wedding Advice - Coronavirus | "My wedding was due to take place this month, what do I do?"
First things first, do you want to postpone or cancel? You've put so much time and effort into the planning process, the best thing to do would be to postpone the date. You will need to make a list of all your suppliers and all their contact details. We recommend using Aisle Planner if you don't already, you can register using our discount code here. It's a great tool for not only planning your wedding, but keeping track of all your suppliers in one place.
The first thing to do will be to contact your wedding venue and see what flexibility they have. As much as this is a stressful time for you, it is for wedding suppliers too. Your first available date may not be available, but you should be able to work with the venue and find a new date. You then need to work through each supplier and see if they have availability for this.
Wedding Advice - Coronavirus | "My wedding supplier isn't available on the new date, will I get a refund?"
Wedding Suppliers are working so hard to try and get couples funds back to them where possible, but remember, they are having to refund hundreds of couples that cannot use them due to the current pandemic.. In most cases suppliers will be able to change to your new wedding date, however if they can't they will work with you to arrange a refund. For those of you that have wedding insurance, this should be covered if the supplier cannot issue your refund yet.
Wedding Advice - Coronavirus | "When should I postpone my wedding until?"
Right now we would recommend postponing until at least 2021 if not 2022. We don't quite know what this year holds for the wedding industry, and even if the government allows weddings to take place, they will be with strict social distancing. This may mean that a reduced number of guests and keeping to the social distancing rules. Outdoor ceremonies may prove more popular as they aren't confined to a space where a virus can spread easily.
Wedding Advice - Coronavirus | "What does your wedding insurance cover you for?"
Wedding Insurance usually covers in the event that something happens to the venue or supplier, or you're forced to cancel because a key guest can't attend due to ill health. Currently there is a grey area around wedding insurance, the reason being a huge pandemic like the one they are in, is out of everyone's control and unavoidable. Insurance companies are being hit hard, having to pay thousands of lost revenue through cancelled weddings at the moment, but you are covered if you purchased your wedding insurance before the pandemic started.
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