Planning a wedding isn’t easy at the best of times .. add in the Corona Virus a Global Pandemic and you will be forgiven for loosing it a little..
The saying goes what doesn’t break you makes you stronger, right now I know there are a lot of couples feeling totally broken, lost and confused as to what to do with wedding planning during the Corona Virus and the huge shadow of uncertainty hanging over us all.
While I sadly cannot wave a magic wand to make this all go away, burying your head in the sands is not going to help and if anything will add to your stress and anxiety. So grab a glass of something cold have a good cry and then lets put a plan in place and put the pieces of your jigsaw back together ..
First things first .. focus on what you can control and try not to get overwhelmed, this will help. Get pen and paper to hand and make notes of everything going forward.
The first place I would start is with your wedding venue, by now they will have spoken to many couples and will have a good idea of what you can do.. If your wedding falls in the next two months I would seriously look to postpone to a new date later in the year. I have seen some couples continue with their legal ceremony (a smaller party the couple with registrar and two witnesses .. a beautiful intimate ceremony and declaration of love. Then, at a later date in the year having the full wedding but with a celebrant to hold a personalised ceremony and a the full party with family and friends.
The Registrar’s are going to be extremely busy .. some at the time of writing are in lock down so not taking calls or re-planning any weddings other than those immediately effected by the current lock down .. again don’t panic every wedding couple will be in the same position. Ask them when they are taking calls and make a date in the diary to call them.
Now if you have insurance please contact them as a first point, they in most cases can guide you. Check the small print of your policy to see what you are covered for. If you don’t have insurance please don’t panic. Most wedding professionals are small family run business and they will be just as devastated by what is going on as you are .. reach out to them, talk to all your suppliers there’s a fair chance many will move bookings to another date that they are available on.
Lastly remember you are not alone .. the World has changed but love and compassion is shinning through .. your wedding day will happen, it may not be quiet as planned but love is strong and so are you..
I hope this goes a little way in staying calm while wedding planning during the Corona Virus, if you have questions or need someone to listen please reach out ..