Okay, let’s get serious: planning your wedding during a pandemic can be tricky. You’re probably pretty worn out hearing about COVID-19 right now. (Ditto!) For this reason, I want to try to help you by giving you a strategy to help you navigate these uncertain times.
Before March 2020, no bride of mine had ever had to postpone their event. And then, in an instant, they all did.
No matter how far away you are or how close you are to your wedding date, you probably still don’t know if everything will turn out as planned.
And this is incredibly scary, sad and stressful.
Thankfully, I had a couple of months to outline a strategy for my brides and today I share them all with you.
STRATEGY N ° 1: INSERT A CARD DEDICATED TO THE DETAILS OF THE PANDEMIC
Include “a COVID-19 insert” in your wedding invitations so you can keep everyone up to date.
You can simply include your wedding website. Or, if you don’t have a website, this card might let guests know that you will contact them by phone or post if your date changes (we all hope it doesn’t).
COVID-19 inserts can be simple or informative. Here are some ideas on what information to include:
- Let guests know where they can find up-to-date details, such as your wedding website.
- Optionally, if you don’t have a wedding website, you can use this tab to let guests know that you are monitoring the situation and they will contact you by email or phone if anything changes.
- Another detail you may want to include are clothing suggestions, such as being required to wear a face mask, keep your distance, etc …
STRATEGY N ° 2: THE DELIVERY OF YOUR INVITATIONS
WHEN TO SHIP / DELIVER THEM
Ideally, send out your invitations 8-10 weeks before the wedding date. But if you decide to wait, you can send them up to six weeks before the event date.
STRATEGY N ° 3: WHAT YOU CAN DO IF YOU HAVE TO POSTPONE YOUR WEDDING
If your wedding is postponed and you haven’t delivered your invitations yet, you can have them reprinted with the new wedding date once you know. In my case, you will only pay the printing cost of the printer.
If your wedding is postponed after sending out the invitations, please send as soon as possible with a referral message.
IN MY SECRET AREA, YOU WILL FIND A FREE GRAPHIC WITH WHICH YOU CAN SET A CHANGE THE DATE. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW.
Keep in mind that if you’ve waited up to six weeks before the event date to send out the invitations, you probably won’t have time to send out the referral announcements before the wedding date. I recommend that you call guests on the phone to let them know.
Many of my brides do both: first the referral announcements via email or whatsapp and then the reprinted invitations with the new wedding date.
You can also choose to do one or the other.
STRATEGY N ° 4: ADVICE FOR THOSE WHO GET MARRIED IN 2021
If you get married in 2021, and you don’t know how to behave, I propose my personal solution.
With all the brides with whom I am creating a personalized coordinate, be it tailor-made or from the collection, I am doing this:
printing is blocked until the bride chooses what to do
the date can be moved to 2022 without penalty
And in the meantime, all my brides can begin to see the graphics and how the coordinated will come, and unplug a little from all the negativity that surrounds us.
During these uncertain times, it is important that we live on a day-to-day basis. If something goes wrong, it’s okay to feel sad, frustrated, or upset.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I would love to help you in any way possible!