As we move deeper into lockdown in the UK (and across the world) due to the coronavirus crisis, we are all quickly becoming accustomed to the change in all aspects of our life. This has had a disastrous impact on everything that we do, with all big events and attractions postponed or cancelled, and even a trip to the shops out of order unless you are buying essentials from a pharmacy or supermarket. How then, must those people planning a wedding be feeling right now?
If you have a wedding booked in the next few months, you’ll be aware that there is a high chance that it will have to be postponed or cancelled. This is a horrible feeling to have, and though you might not feel like it right now, you must begin to do something about it.
Contact Your Wedding Venue – There is no hard and fast rule here, and every wedding venue will be different, but it is vital that you contact your wedding venue as soon as possible to discuss the situation. We have heard some stories of venues that are happy to postpone indefinitely until there is more clarity on what is going to happen, others happy to re-book for a later date, but unfortunately some wedding venues that are keeping deposits and cancelling weddings. It’s a scary time, but the sooner you know the score, the better.
Speak to Your Suppliers – The same can be said for suppliers, especially those smaller businesses that might only have a few members of staff – see florists, wedding cake makers, event planners, hair and makeup professionals etc. The sooner you can speak to all of these people the better, as many will be happy to help you out wherever possible and will want to still provide you with what you have booked whenever your wedding takes place. This includes your bridal boutique. We understand the pressures here at Twirl Bridal, so please get in touch with us.
It is important to remember that all of the venues, suppliers, and guests that you need to speak to will be in the same boat. We are all locked indoors for most of the time at the moment, and it is hard to see where some businesses can continue to function or how future dates can work when shifting current dates to the future. Always have patience and understanding, and in the vast majority of cases you’ll be treated with understanding too.
If you have booked a wedding dress fitting and you are unsure about what to do next you should get in touch with your bridal boutique and ask what they want, you to do. It is likely that they will have already been in touch with you about the plans when lockdown first started and to let you know how to change any appointments you have for a later date. This will depend on if your wedding has already been arranged and when for.