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COVID-19

And your wedding

Okay, so we can’t ignore what’s been going on in the world, and I know the Coronavirus will have been a worring topic in living rooms across the country (& beyond) right now.

So let’s talk options…

Firstly, it’s important to say that I intend on attending every wedding I have booked in my diary. Nothing about my coverage will change and I am as excited to be there as I ever was.  There is no real evidence to suggest your wedding is under threat right now, but making Plan B is always a good thing, right?

If I get the dreaded Covid lurgi, I will of course not rock up at your day to infect your guests – I know you won’t want this either.  I take that responsibility very seriously, as I do my duty of care to you as my couple to provide you with excellent images.  I will treat this just like any other illness scenario as outlined in your contact – I will find someone great to cover from me (as a community we are all supporting each other in this), or you can choose to find alternative cover yourself.

OPTION 1

Scale Down

I know it’s pretty rubbish at the moment now the Government have recommended limiting social gatherings and the Country is pretty much in lock down. Not ideal to say the least.

It’s not know how the Government will reintroduce social gatherings once we’re over the worst of Covid. It may be that weddings can take place again but could initially have restrictions on the number of guests. It’s hard to know for certain at the moment as things are changing every day but here are a few options if your wedding is limited on numbers.

If your wedding is under 100 people, fab, no drama.
But if it’s 100+, as many are, here are your options.

 

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SCALE DOWN

Okay, so say you have 130 guests, you basically need somehow find a way of asking 30-40 people not to to attend. You could contact those who aren’t the closest to you and say that you are making the day more intimate as a result of the crisis and would love to celebrate with them another time. Alternatively, put your cards on the table & ask people. It could be that many of your guests are wary of coming anyway, because of their or another family members age or ill health. Some may be worried about flying in. It’s entirely possible you could meet your target number with very few problems, and no one’s feelings hurt. You still get to have the brilliant day you’ve worked so hard on.

 

OPTION 2

POSTPONE

In exceptional circumstances, postponement might be a decision you make. Your first port of call is your wedding insurance – chat to them about how your coverage is affected if you move or postpone the day.

 

 

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CHAT TO YOUR VENUE & OTHER SUPPLIERS

My contract states you can transfer your date to any time within 12 months as long as I am free, with no change in my service to you, they may have similar clauses. All this needs to be thought about before a decision is made. 

 

 

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CHAT TO YOUR NEAREST & DEAREST

They may also be relieved at the idea of moving it, but may also have some wise thoughts about what to do.

 

 

 

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GET A NEW PLAN IN PLACE

After finding the dates your suppliers/venue are free on, make a plan of how to confirm, communicate, and deal with your postponement.
If you need my free dates, I will supply you with an online calendar link that shows you what days I am free in the autumn, and into next Spring.

 

DON’T PANIC!

Overall lovelies, please don’t panic. The vast majority of you will have no problems at all, and it will be businesses as usual. This is for unusual circumstances, and these are unusual. But in the grand history of humanity, nothing stopped people getting married & having a damn fine time doing it.

Your wedding is not any different. You will get married and you will have the time of your lives. Please do keep in contact and let me help any way I can.