While we are all social distancing due to Coronavirus, several couples are working hard to postpone and re-envision events that were scheduled in the spring. Me and my team have successfully worked with several clients to reschedule and replan several events that were planned for April and May. It has been an adventure, but as I look back on the past few weeks, I am heartened by the amazing people who work in the events industry and the hard work we’ve all done to make these celebrations continue.
I would like to share some of my advice for replanning or rescheduling an event. Keep in mind, couples need to reschedule events for all sorts of reasons - not only a global pandemic. Sometimes, couples need to postpone or replan due to economic reasons, natural disasters, an illness or family death, or other life situations that are outside of our control.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when postponing a wedding or event:
With the Coronavirus global pandemic, I’ve witnessed wedding planners, venues, hotels, hair and makeup artists, videographers, caterers, bands, DJs, photographers, rental companies, lighting companies, transportation companies, and more work with couples to find amazing solutions and keep events moving forward. I’ve seen vendors pull-off some pretty amazing things to make things work for couples!
If you approach your rescheduling process with grace, openness, authenticity, and asking questions (rather than making demands), I’ve found that it will go much more smoothly.