Thoughts of a return COVID-19 pandemic certainly cannot be ruled out for 2021 and beyond.  Couples across the world were caught off-guard in 2020 as COVID-19 swept through cities.  Brides found themselves cancelling their big day, downsizing their guest lists, and navigating unknown waters of contracts during a pandemic. 

As we move into 2021, couples certainly need to be prepared for another wave of COVID-19.  The best course of action is to be prepared and have a Plan B,  Couples with wedding planners were better able to navigate contracts, reschedule vendors, and swing Plan B into action in 2020!

What questions should you ask your vendors when you move your wedding from 2020 or plan a new 2021 wedding?

  • What does the cancellation policy look like and does it include a COVID-19 clause?
  • Does the vendor allow for a refund or only a reschedule?
  • Is there an additional fee to reschedule the date?
  • Does the minimum food/beverage cost apply if my guest count is reduced due to COVID-19?

If you find yourself faced with Plan B due to COVID-19, what are some options for saving the day?

  • Using technology available, you can live stream your wedding for those who are not in attendance.
  • With a reduced number of guests, your ceremony and celebration become more intimate.  Focus on the quality time and memories with your closest family and friends in a beautifully decorated space. 
  • For the reception, consider a formal sit-down dinner with your guests, perhaps in an outside setting under the stars

Engagement season is upon us again and couples looking to plan 2021 weddings fortunately can be better prepared than 2020 couples.  Couples who dealt with COVID-19 on their own, probably wished they had a planner to help navigate and reschedule the chaos COVID-19 caused.  Don’t let COVID-19 ruin your wedding day.  Plan ahead, be prepared and consider having a right-hand person AKA, wedding planner on your 2021 wedding team! Head to our Services Page to see what package works best for you!

Allison Hanson Photography