Updated: May 28
The outbreak of the coronavirus seems to be impacting our daily lives more and more each day with couples becoming increasingly nervous on the status of their 2020 weddings, and finding themselves adding 'global pandemic' to the top of their 'potential problems' list, alongside 'dropping the cake' and 'the best man losing the rings'!
What strange times we are experiencing...
I'd like to take a moment though to grieve with the couples who are making these tough decisions, because lets face it, you've probably spent years planning, prepping and getting excited for your big day, or worse, you've probably been dreaming of this moment since you were little.
It's okay to be upset. Do not feel guilty. Of course you don't want to be branded a 'bridezilla' and of course you know that there are worse things happening in the world right now, but its still okay to be upset. That being said, I want to address this situation moving forward with facts, support, love and guidance.
So, we breathe and we shake it off because it's time to take action, to know your rights and to make those difficult but necessary decisions.
I have created a free, downloadable 6 step guide with a supplier template to help you to navigate your way through this, holding your hand at each step of the way.
Firstly, let's take a look at the facts:
1. This is for the best. The health & safety of your loved ones is paramount.
2. Suppliers will want to postpone and reschedule where possible, they will and should be open to negotiate throughout this difficult time. We're all in this together!
3. Wedding Insurance Providers (now sit down, this ones a bitter pill to swallow): It's a case by case situation as to whether you'll be receiving help. Major firms like John Lewis, Debenhams and Wedding Plan Insurance have detailed FAQ's on their websites as to what they will refund during the Coronavirus outbreak. Read your policies carefully and know that most providers are not accepting new applications for insurance at this time.
If you find that your insurances are not paying out then your next port of call, if the payments were made on your credit card, would be to file a claim with your provider under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act. Your provider will be equally liable for your losses if the value is between £100 and £30,000. Be sure to read through your policies with a fine tooth comb!
To Postpone or To Cancel?
So, unless you want miniature hand sanitisers and cough drops as your wedding favours then it may be a good idea to postpone your big day. It'll be a better decision financially and could protect the amount of money you may be set to lose at this stage.
If you're swaying more to cancelling your wedding and waiting until the heat dials down a bit, be sure to read all of your suppliers cancellation policies carefully, checking in with all of your vendors to keep them on the same page.
Whatever you decide to do, I am here to help, so for now download your free '6 Step Guide for Staying Calm & Postponing the Wedding!' via the opt in below.
But above all, stay safe and keep checking in with your loved ones...
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'6 Step Guide to Staying Calm & Postponing The Wedding', which is packed full of clear, step-by-step advice and your very own vendor tracker template to guide you through the process of postponement, right HERE!