“Life” tends to happen when you least expect it. One minute, all is right with the world and the next, something happens that throws things out of whack. Take current events for example. The onset of the coronavirus in the US has resulted in leaders having to issue mandates and regulations to slow the spread. The closing of non-essential businesses, stay at home orders, and social distancing requirements have changed life for millions of citizens across the nation.
It has literally changed everyday living for the foreseeable future. Among the many adjustments people have had to make during these uncertain times, couples have had to cancel or postpone their weddings. When you think about all the plans you’ve already made and the money you’ve spent, it can be a lot to deal with. Not to mention, you have no real idea of when you can resume business as usual.
This isn’t the only unforeseen circumstance that could throw off your plans or put things on hold. From financial troubles and relationship issues to illnesses and poor weather, there are a number of life events that could leave you wondering what to do next. While you can do nothing to control what’s going on in your life at the moment, there are things you can do to ensure your big day is just as special as you’d hoped for. Check out this advice below:
Contact Your Wedding Venue
One of the first things you want to do is contact your wedding venue to find out what options are available to you. Some venues are allowing customers to select another date without any penalty. Other venues have options for smaller weddings with less than 50 guests. Decide which option is best suited for you and your finance and solidify the details with the venue.
If you have yet to select a wedding venue, you have plenty of time to sort through your options and make arrangements. You can even take a virtual tour of venues you’re interested in so you can remain safe at home.
Change Travel Arrangements
If you were planning a destination wedding or have relatives coming in from out of town, you’ll want to make the necessary changes. If you need to purchase plane tickets or reserve wedding transportation for another date, make this known to the travel company and find out what can be done. You may be able to change without an issue depending on what the issue is and how quickly you reach out.
Reach Out to Vendors
Any other service providers that you’ve reserved for your wedding day should also be contacted immediately. This can include your baker, caterer, florist, DJ, and wedding officiant. Hopefully, you’ve decided whether you’ll be postponing your wedding or making accommodations for a smaller ceremony. Iron out the details and provide deposits where necessary.
Notify Your Guests
Now that you know when your wedding will be and what changes have been made you can notify your guests. You can send out wedding invitations if you haven’t done so already or send out change the date notifications so your guests are aware of what’s going on.
Turn to Online Shopping
You may not be able to physically visit stores to shop for wedding decor and attire, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue planning for your big day. There are thousands of stores that offer online shopping options. Whether you need to shop for wedding dresses and tuxedos or engagement rings and wedding bands you can find your ideal retailer online and browse their inventory online. With easy to use size charts you can get what you need without having to go to a store to be fitted. The items can be shipped to your home so that you can knock these things off your wedding planning checklist.
Focus on Getting Healthy
Every couple wants to look their best on their wedding day. Even if you’ve had to push back your big day or put things on hold for a while, you can utilize this time to make sure that you look and feel great. Set healthy goals then start a diet and exercise program, begin a skincare routine, and do whatever else you deem necessary to get ready for the big day.
It’s crazy how life happens. When it does, however, the only thing you can do is accept what can’t be controlled and work on what can. If the coronavirus pandemic or other unforeseen circumstances have put a damper on your wedding plans, don’t panic. Instead, create a plan of action and begin working on what you can to get things back on track. Before you know it, the circumstance will pass and you can have your special day without interruption.