Navigating COVID-19 while Wedding Planning
Everything is hard right now, and it sucks. And the challenges don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. If you are dealing with COVID-19 while wedding planning, we are heartbroken for you. We want everyone to take a deep breath and know that if you are in the position of many of our brides and corporate clients, we are doing everything we can do help at this time with the information we have.
The couples we want to talk to right now are the ones who have to make a decision. Unfortunately, our March/April couples lost their ability to make a decision and had to take action. We want to share the way we make almost any business and personal decision in the hopes it will help you make a decision on whether to postpone or wait and see. We are talking to the brides who fall JUST outside of this “8 weeks of no events over 10 people”, the couples whose weddings fall anywhere from May 16th through mid-June. You are between a rock and a hard place. And here’s what you need to ask yourself, “What’s the worst that can happen? And which outcome can I live with?”
This question should help make your decision a bit easier and can definitely be based on personality type. So let’s look at the outcomes, and we are going to use May 30th as our sample wedding date.
Don’t postpone yet, and we hope you can still have your originally planned wedding on May 30th.
What’s the worst that can happen? By 3 weeks before this date, you have to make the call to not lose all your floral money. If you wait this long, many “backup” dates on the 2020 calendar may already be taken and you may be forced to have a winter wedding or a 2021 wedding.
Work on postponing and finding a date that your most important vendors can accommodate.
What’s the worst that can happen? May 30th rolls around and everything is fine and you COULD have had your wedding. By postponing you may have lost some of your deposits if not ALL of your vendors had availability for your new date. And if you don’t pick a new date out far enough you could end up doing this all over again.
Which one can you live with? And that is your decision.
And to cheer you up, today we delivered these beautiful flowers to a couple who moved their wedding ceremony to the Brides parent’s home with 8 other people. We are thankful to have still been a part of this day. We will see you again soon for your comeback reception!
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