It’s safe to say that the Coronavirus has shocked us all. In the blink of an eye, our lives have changed in nearly all aspects. With the quarantine set in place, most milestone events are having to be canceled or rescheduled. From birthday parties to graduations, weddings, and more, we’re all having to make sacrifices to keep our loved ones safe.
If you had to reschedule your wedding day due to the Coronavirus, we’re sincerely sorry for the stress and anxiety this virus has caused. Working in the wedding industry, we understand just how exciting and important wedding days are! We want to encourage you to stay positive and to provide you with some tips for rescheduling your big day. Instead of looking at this situation as an obstacle, consider it an opportunity! Now that you have more time to plan and prepare, you might even be able to incorporate some more details into your celebration! This simple shift in mindset will make a world of difference. You know what they say, when life gives you lemons make lemonade!
For those of you who are stumbling across our blog for the first time, welcome! Madera Estates is a luxury Spanish and European inspired event space located in Conroe, Texas. In this blog post, we’re excited to share a few tips for rescheduling your wedding day. We hope you enjoy this insight, that it gives you encouragement and an optimistic outlook!
Stay Positive, It’s Going To Be Okay!
First of all, let’s acknowledge the disappointment that the Coronavirus has caused. This situation totally sucks and we’re sorry that you’re going through it. You’ve likely experienced a ton of stress, and maybe even a few tears. Just know, it’s all going to be okay! At this point, the very best thing you can do for yourself is to stay positive! After all, in the end, you’ll get to have a beautiful wedding celebration and marry the love of your life! Keep your chin up and know that everything will work out.
Adapt, Set A New Date & Let Your Guests Know ASAP
Now that you’ve accepted the wedding will be postponed due to the Coronavirus, it’s time to be proactive with setting a new date. First and foremost, speak with your venue to determine their availability. They’ll likely offer you a couple of different options, though you might have to get a little creative. Don’t rule out Sundays or weekdays right away! We’ve hosted plenty of weddings throughout the week, and they’ve all turned out beautifully. Plus, these dates will likely be easier for the rest of your vendors to accommodate.
Once your venue has provided you with a few new date options, reach out to the rest of your vendors such as your photographer, videographer, florist, and caterer. Perhaps you may want to include them all in the same email to avoid any confusion. You can use an online polling tool, such as SurveyMonkey, to help coordinate a new date that works for everyone. For the most part, all of your vendors will likely do everything they can to reschedule!
With a new date set, be sure to notify your guests right away. It’s best to provide everyone with as much notice as possible, as they’ll likely have to rework their schedule to attend. On the bright side, your out of town guests may be able to get a discounted rate on their flights. Airlines are currently offering great discounts to passengers who book early during this pandemic.
Understand That Your Vendors Hate This Too
Relax, breathe, and understand that you may have to make some changes to your original plan. Your vendors are likely rescheduling several other weddings. As you’re probably well aware, most vendors get booked a year or more in advance. Not only are vendors having to juggle their previously booked reservations, but now they’re also having to coordinate new dates with postponed weddings. Unfortunately, there may be some vendors that you’ll have to find alternatives to. Know that everyone is doing their best to be accommodative during this challenging time. Be kind and accepting if you need to find a plan B alternative.
The best thing you can do is be proactive and get the ball rolling as soon as possible! In the event that a vendor can not accommodate any of your new date options, have compassion, and move forward. The last thing you want to do is dwell on circumstances you can’t change.
Use This Extra Time To Your Advantage!
Perhaps, due to the Coronavirus, you’ve postponed your wedding a few months. Use this extra time to your advantage! Are there any DIY projects that you now have time to complete? Maybe you can save up for a few extras such as a firework show or live entertainment. Perhaps you’d even like to shed a few pounds or get a little more toned? Think of this extension as bonus time to your wedding planning! You’ll likely come up with a few more ideas that will make your wedding even more special and fabulous.
Get Creative With Wedding Elements
Everyone likes a little humor. Get creative with wedding elements! For example, your party favors could be mini bottles of Germ-X or even Corona Beer bottle openers. You can even take cute quarantine selfies (completed with masks and gloves) to announce your new wedding date on social media. Embrace the challenge with a smile and a positive attitude!
You Still Get To Marry The Love Of Your Life
Most importantly, at the end of all this chaos, know that you still get to marry the love of your life! Wedding days come and go, but your spouse will stand by your side forever. Not to mention, this will be a great story to tell your grandkids one day!
Do You Need A New Wedding Venue?
We hope that this blog post has provided you with some encouragement and useful advice for rescheduling your big day! It’s safe to say the Coronavirus has been a real bummer but, hopefully, we’re well on our way to health and normalcy. At Madera Estates, we believe in making wedding dreams come true. If you need to find a new venue to host your wedding celebration, we would love to help you! At Madera Estates, you can exclusively rent our venue or you can choose from one of our all-inclusive packages. Who knows, this whole ordeal could be a blessing in disguise! We are currently offering FREE virtual tours of our venue. Click here to pick a time and date that works best with your schedule. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our team at (936) 441-9337. We are located at 3201 N Frazier St, Conroe, TX 77303. Don’t forget to follow the fun on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest! We look forward to making your wedding day the magical event you’ve always dreamed of. Happy wedding planning! Don’t fret, it’s all going to work out as it should.