When faced with problems, we must look at the solutions. It is hard not to panic, and it is even harder to deal with the deflation.
You should be feeling excited about planning your wedding and my biggest sympathy is with the couples right now that instead of feeling the buzz of creativity and eager anticipation, are now filled with deflation, worry and uncertainty because of corona virus.
There are two pragmatic options where we can renew the zesty good vibes of planning a wedding again;
1. Reduce Numbers.
Several countries have recently changed the allowance of people allowed at gatherings to 100 people max. Some are up to 500! The rules do keep changing so it may change after I post this.
If you have 120 guests, it may be worth going ahead with your wedding and asking some less immediately related guests to stay home.
You could always save them some cake or provide a video link and host a virtual party for any loved one’s self-isolating at home!
If you feel the uncertainty is too great, postponing could be an option. In these unprecedented times under exceptional circumstances, some venues and vendors may happy to postpone with little or no extra cost.
Postponing is a far better option than cancelling because you could be at risk of losing all that is spent so far.
Communicate and get in touch with your suppliers, because you will want to find a date they’re all available on.
If you are an existing client considering this option, email me and we can talk about how to proceed.
Let’s get you excited about your wedding again!
Silver Linings and Mindfulness.
We are having to find gratitude in the basics right now. Love each other, pull together. You are not alone in this. Emotions are high for worried couples and suppliers alike. One day I hope we can all sit our grandkids on our knees and tell them about the great loo roll shortage and how we worked it all out.
If you’re bored and self isolating or back to the drawing board with wedding planning, Pinterest is a saviour in these times.
Love to all spring couples who are having it the most tough right now. To any existing couples, please do email me to see if I can help sooth any anxieties. I’m here for you as best I can be in the corona chaos.