I never thought I would have to write a blog like this but here I am. Back a couple of months ago, when the world was still spinning, our studio was so busy, packages coming in and going out every day, long 14 hours days for all of us, nothing but the normal during peak season. Now our studio is empty, my designers are home, we are learning to work from home, social distancing, “zooming” couples that need to rant about their special day being postponed… BUT… we will make it. We will be back on our feet, and you, yes YOU, you will get your special day!
Hopefully this will all be done soon, and we will all go back to hugging each other a bit tighter, to smile at each other a bit wider, to celebrate with each other a bit more.
So many couples are feeling lost during this time, we understand, and we are here to help.
IF YOU ARE POSTPONING
If you have already mailed your invitations, please reach out to us. We can design a “change of date” card matching your invitations, something to mail to your guests to let them know you care about their health in this uncertain time, and that you had to make the difficult decision to postpone your celebration. There are many ways to do so, from something easy, to something fun and catchy, we have the solution for you.
IF YOUR WEDDING IS COMING UP AND YOU DON’T KNOW EITHER TO MAIL OR NOT
Our recommendation is to wait as long as possible, possibly as close as 6 weeks to your wedding. And maybe include a small card inside your wedding package, that asks guests to keep in mind that changes may come. If you are having a destination wedding this is particularly important, as your guests will most likely be in need of accommodations for the big day.
A GENERAL ADVICE TO ALL THE COUPLES PLANNING DURING THIS TIME
Don’t give up planning, keep on doing everything you have been doing. We do not know when all of this will be over, some of us have a certain “month” in mind, but then again things change every day so it is important to reach out to all your vendors, especially your venue, and establish a contingency plan. See what dates are available for the upcoming months, and make sure your vendors are available in one of those dates. I personally reached out to quite a few planners and photographers in our area to see how they are dealing with the issue, and the general feel is that everyone feels that we are in this together and we are here to help our couples. Communications is key at this moment.
Your health and your family’s health is the most important thing right now and always. This, too, shall pass.