March 20, 2020
This week has been a whirl wind of emotions. In a matter of days, restaurants are closed, sports are gone, and grocery stores shelves are barren. There is a lot of anxiety, fear, and uncertainty surrounding all of us. My heart breaks for the couples impacted by COVID 19 and all those weddings and special events being postponed by force or by choice.
This is a new territory for all of us. I am used to questions like “what if it rains on my wedding day?” not “how do I postpone my wedding date?”. But, we’re in this together. And, I got you! To help you navigate these uncharted waters, here are tips on how to postpone your wedding.
- First, don’t panic. Stay calm.
- Decide what is best for you and your loved ones. With your wedding day you have some options – Keep your wedding day as planned, change your date, have a smaller, intimate ceremony. Weigh your options, make a pro/con list, and stay true to you and your heart.
- Talk to your vendors.It’s always good to keep open communication. Make sure you are informed of current and/or changing policies
Tips to Postpone Your Wedding
- Let Guests Know. Let your guests know that your wedding has been postponed to a date TBD.
- Talk to Your Venue. Call your venue and ask what open dates they have available. It’s important to keep open minded. Remember, these waters are uncharted for everyone. Vendors and venues included.
- Talk to Hired Vendors. Trust me when I say that your wedding vendors what you to have the wedding of your dreams. Also, remember that we’re also small businesses that also need to survive. Send a mass email to all your hired vendors with dates that your venue and you are available.
- Choose a New Date. Things to consider when choosing a new wedding date: when are you available? When are your families available? When are your important hire vendors available?
- Inform Your Guests. Yeaaaaas! You’ve nailed down a new date, now send a formal announcement of your new wedding date.
Remember, we’re in this together. There aren’t many events that happen that the majority of people are impacted by — this is one. It is okay to feel fear and uncertainty. But, this is a moment in our lives. We will get through this. I don’t have all the answers but I am here to listen. I am here for you.
Kyrsten Ashlay Photography is a Dallas Wedding Photographer specializing in romantic, genuine, raw imagery for wildly in love couples. I hope you found this information incredibly helpful while you plan for your upcoming Dallas wedding. To help you get started wedding planning – here are my top 40 Dallas Wedding Venues! If you’re looking for a wedding photographer to capture your special day in Dallas or the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, I’d love to hear from you! Or have you seen enough and want to book this Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Wedding Photographer for your upcoming wedding or event?! Send me a note and let me treat you to coffee (or wine) – can’t wait to connect!