Plan for the Pandemic.
Updated: Apr 8
Your wedding is the 2nd most significant financial event in your life after purchasing a house. Months, even years of planning go into arranging every last detail with a hell of a lot of pressure to make it "perfect". In the blink of an eye, the unexpected happens, and everyone is in self-isolation and all your perfectly laid plans are shot to hell. It is essential to know that postponing your big day is that it will still happen, just in a new way. There are many ways you can make this situation work in your favour. 1. Evaluate what is important to you. Sometimes you can get caught up in planning a wedding that you forget what the true meaning of the day is. It is about you and your partner, choosing to spend forever together and share in all life has to throw at you... Like a pandemic, for example. :) Use this extra time to spend time with your partner and focus on something other than planning a wedding. 2. It cost HOW MUCH? When planning a wedding, your budget starts to get larger and larger and before you know it you have gone over by $10,000. Use this time to go over your wedding and see if you need to spend $13 per invitation or would that $7 option do the same job. 3. Think about what you want to remember about your wedding. Speaking from experience, I can tell you that I can't remember what we ate, but I know that our bridal entry was hilarious. The MC was fantastic, and all our friends and family danced all night. Its people who make it special not all the fru fru... To play this video, view this post from your live site. 4. Work with your vendors. Should you need to change your wedding date, work with your suppliers to choose a date that works for everyone. You chose your people to help with your wedding for a reason. Because they matched the vibe and energy, you wanted on your day. Also by postponing instead of cancelling your lessen the chance of losing a deposit. 5. Think outside the box. If your wedding has to be postponed, talk with your celebrant about doing two ceremonies, one registry style to get married on your original date with your two witnesses. And then a vow renewal when the world is back to normal to celebrate with your family and friends. This way, you get the best of both worlds. 6. The show will go on. In the end, whether your wedding is on the original date or a later date, you will still have a fantastic day. You will be marrying the person of your dreams and living a life in the partnership being supported and loved for all time. Things may be a little shit at the moment but know that there is always a plan b. There is still light at the end of the tunnel, and you will always have the support of the people you love and who love you right back. Cheers Jordan.