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Wedding woes

Heart break across the country as weddings are put on hold indefinitely. We chatted to local Celebrant Dawn Rees to get her advice on rescheduling the big day.

5 Step Guide to rescheduling your wedding.

  1. Please tell me you had wedding insurance? Yes, phew – check your wedding insurance terms. No – don’t give up, the nature of this world-wide pandemic means everyone is feeling the impact and people are trying their best to support each other.
  2. Make a list of your suppliers, check your contract with them and get in touch to find out what their position is with regards to rebooking. If you didn’t have wedding insurance, still get in touch and see if there’s anything that can be done. You might just need to adjust expectations.
  3. Pause – we don’t know for defininte when this terrible situation will be over. The natural instinct is to try and book for 3 months time, but there’s a possibility you might be right back to square one come July. Take stock and be realistic. If you want a spring/summer wedding, it might be better postponing to 2021.
  4. Having pressed pause, you will still need to be quick. Everyone will be trying to reschedule and if you are postponing to 2021, you’ll be competing with a whole new set of brides.
  5. The two most important things to book are the venue and priest/registrar/celebrant. Call them ASAP and get rebooked. While important, the rest is not essential and can be adapted.

This all sounds very gloomy and you have every right to feel fed up. Talk to the people who matter to you and be honest with one another.  If you envisage your wedding as a care-free, happy, no-holds-barred day then it can still be that, just annoyingly on another date. You might even find that the ideas and dreams you had originally will be enhanced by a re-think.

For more information on Dawn Rees, Humanist Celebrant, visit her page in our Little Black Book or www.dawnreesceremonies.com

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