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There’s no shame in cancelling your wedding ceremony and rescheduling it to a later date, especially during the coronavirus. For some couples, that’s going to be the best option. We suggest weighing the options with a Pro and Con list. If your Pro list for cancelling wins out, then you have your answer.
So what are the steps to cancelling? First do you have wedding insurance? If you do, contact the company and work with them to get things squared away. If you don’t have wedding insurance, it’s likely going to take a little more work. Unfortunately, you aren’t likely to be able to buy wedding insurance at this point.
First, send out a card to already invited guests to let them know things are on hold. They may need to cancel airline tickets and hotel or Airbnb reservations. Be upfront about the limits that pandemic has placed on you and let them know you want to enjoy your day with them in a safer environment down the road.
Next up, contact your venues – both the ceremony and reception venue. Can you get a refund? If not, be sure to ask about the possibility of rescheduling. That way you may save your down payment and keep the venue for the future.
Contact your other vendors – flowers, cake, hair/makeup, tuxedos, hotels, etc. It will depend on the individual vendors on whether you will lose down. payments.
Despite the disappointment, don’t let it get you down. On the day your wedding was supposed to be held, celebrate and think about better times coming soon.
Remember this won’t be forever and in the end, you will have your special day.