I am thinking of all of you during this time of uncertainty for sure.I know it is hard not to have a concrete answer from venues about your late summer or fall wedding dates because some businesses may still be closed. But please know your venues and vendors are trying to figure this out too. This is an unprecedented time and there are lots of factors that impact everyone. But here are a few things you can do in the meantime.
I know it is not easy, busy remember to stay calm and celebrate your engagement. Enjoy each other's company, play games together, have date nights (virtual), set up your wedding registry or scheduled video calls to stay in contact with your family and friends. Find ways to celebrate you! Your wedding day is important, but so is your relationship. Spend more time exploring the reasons you got engaged.
As your planner, we are spending time learning and educating ourselves on the options that are available under the government guidelines and regulations for events. These regulations severely impact our industry, weddings and events. But we believe that as things begin to reopen, there are options for you to carry out your wedding day. Things might look a little different than what you originally envisioned. But marrying the love of your life is the plan and we will make sure the logistics and the changes that may happen will be set up so that you have the most special moment to remember on your wedding day.
Review your venue and vendor contracts and review clauses related to postponing, cancelling, rescheduling, etc. Check to see if there are guidelines related to rescheduling your wedding. Review the Force Majeure clause. As you know Maryland is starting to reopen in phases. If you make a change too early to your contract, that change may not be covered under Force Majeure. For some contracts, postponing or canceling or rescheduling outside of Force Majeure or other pertinent clauses might mean that you could be breaching the contract or that fees may be applied (this is just a possibility, it depends on what your contract says).
Contact your guests via email or on your wedding website and let them know you will keep them up to date. This will save you on sending notices and invitations through the mail. You can continue to make updates via email and on your wedding website until your wedding date is finalized. Then you can send out those beautiful wedding invitations you designed and that you have been so excited about.
We know this is not easy. But know that you are not alone. We are here to support you and to help you plan your wedding and to help you plan your special celebration of your love. Continue to take care of yourselves and let us know if we can do anything to help you during this time.
All The Best,
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