Unfortunately, many couples are having to postpone their upcoming weddings into the later half of 2020, and even into 2021. And honestly, we feel for you. This is a truly one of the biggest hits the wedding and events industry has taken, and we stand behind you.
Due to many great vendors and suppliers, postponing has been made easy for lots of couples. You know what that means lovely vendors, – Get ready for a busy season!
What To Do
For Couples :
1. Compromise with Changes
This varies from couple to couple. If you have been planning your wedding for a long time, focusing on every detail and executing everything to perfection, we understand how hard this must be. In an unprecedented situation like this, there’s a chance that your vendors and suppliers schedule won’t be able to accomodate for certain dates. If your chosen vendors/suppliers are not available on your requested postponing date, you may need come up with a back-up plan.
2. The Power Of Communication
Contact your suppliers and vendors as soon as possible and make the necessary arrangements. With all these couples postponing, you may be stressing that the photographer you have always wanted to capture your wedding, will not be available.Contact your vendors and suppliers and have a simple discussion with them regarding their schedule.
3. Be Proactive
The upcoming wedding season is going to be one of the busiest ones yet, and you must prepare. If you are in favour of a particular date, you should get in quick.
4. Research, Research, Research!
We understand that this is a stressful time for all couples, not only for financial reasons, but also because of all the disheartening feelings that come with it. Couples looking to get married in 2021, should be researching available offerings right now, so that they will be able to make a quick decision when it comes to picking a date and booking suppliers.
For Suppliers :
1. Contact Couples
It is beneficial to go beyond business-mode with your clients. We know that this may not be the way you usually deal with them, however this unprecedented situation calls for adaptation. We have said it, and we will say it again! Keep tabs open with all of your couples. The current legislation surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is not final and you need to make sure that your couples are aware of that.
Keep track of dates and changes, even if it means going old-school and buying a massive calendar to hang on your wall! As business-owners, we have a constant need to please our clients. However, this situation calls for prioritising. Spend more time working with the couples that have had to postpone, because chances are they are freaking out way more than the couples due to marry in late 2021. Usually, we wouldn’t need to say this to our beautiful suppliers. This will put both parties at ease, and provide you with a clearer view of necessary arrangements with your non-postponing couples.
Stay calm, kind and safe, everything gonna be okay.