Rescheduled Wedding Tips

The coronavirus crisis has had a profound effect on all of our lives. But if you were planning on getting married this spring, it probably had a bigger disruption on your yours.

All over the US, brides and grooms are scrambling to reschedule their spring weddings due to the national emergency. With friends and relatives sheltering in their homes, an April or May wedding this year is pretty much impossible.

So at least you are not alone. Here are some tips on what you can do to make planning your rescheduled wedding go much smoother.

Contact Vendors Early

Most banquet halls, caterers, and even wedding bands and DJs are booked months or even years in advance. So the sooner you can contact the vendors you have booked for your spring wedding to secure a new date, the more likely you will be to get your first choice.

You now much compete with all the other couples who are scrambling to reschedule their weddings. So locking in a church, banquet hall, even limos and photographers as early as possible is critical.

Be Flexible

Given the circumstances, it’s a good idea to be open to compromise. You may have had the perfect wedding day planned for this spring, but now you essentially may have to start from square one.

If you are willing to scale back your plans, you may be able to have your wedding sooner rather than normal. But if you are inflexible and insist on booking all of your vendors, keeping an identical menu, and keeping your honeymoon location exactly the same, it could take a year or longer before you can get your first choices. Plus, be prepared to pay a premium as you are now competing against all the other brides out there.

On the flip side, if you are willing to be flexible, it’s possible that you could get some genuine bargains because many wedding vendors are going to be desperate to get to work as soon as the crisis has passed.