Planning a wedding during the COVID-19 outbreak

These are really extraordinary times and are devastating for most, for various reasons. If you are supposed to be having your wedding in the next few weeks, the outbreak, isolation and uncertainty can be particularly unsettling. We are not medical professionals, so we cannot give any medical guidance, but we are passionate about weddings and are professionals when it comes to tying the knot.

The first thing we want you to know is that you are not alone. There are many couples out there in the same position. Although this may not take away from your personal distress, there is comfort in knowing that the world is putting measures in place to minimise the impact.

Having said this, each case is unique. Weddings vary in size, people and grandeur, and each couple may have to adapt according to their individual scenario. This might seem like the end of the world at first but there is so much that can be taken into account to help this feel more manageable. It is vital to access support from every area and to maintain open, yet calm conversation with the wedding vendors you will be working with. Remember they are dealing with many couples who are experiencing the same difficulty, and will probably have some insight and advice to help you through this.

If you are planning a wedding in the next few months – here’s what to do:

Do not panic

No matter your situation, it is important to remember to keep calm and carry on. There are many other couples in the same boat and you are not alone. Just breathe and remember “For each new challenge comes new opportunities”.

It is not your fault

Remember there is a worldwide pandemic going on and this is not your fault. People will not think you postponing your wedding for any other reason so don’t be so harsh on yourselves. As difficult as this may be, people will understand. Remember your wedding will happen whether it’s now or in a few months.

Reach out to your wedding vendors

Have a call with all the vendors involved in your wedding planning and get some guidance on what needs to happen. Most of your suppliers will be very accommodating and share the same concerns. Develop a backup plan with all your suppliers and discuss the next steps.

Communicate with your partner

Communication during this difficult time is vital. It is important to come together and share your concerns in a calm and loving way. Discuss the next steps and come to a decision regarding what you both feel comfortable with and what will work best.

Communicate with your guests

It is very important to communicate with your guests, as difficult as it may seem. There is probably a lot of uncertainty around whether your wedding is still going ahead or not. Inform your guests and explain your situation – if you are going ahead with the wedding or if you decided to reschedule for a later date. Remember this is your decision and you should make the best choice for you and your guests. They will understand.

Contact Wrapistry customer support

At Wrapistry, it is very special for us to play a small part in the wedding process and we care about everyone’s wellbeing. If your wedding is impacted, we will do everything we can to support you during this time.

Remember your wedding will be a beautiful, love-filled affair, full of celebration and happiness no matter when or where it ultimately takes place. We are here to support you every step of the way.

Need registry support? Or just need to chat. Email [email protected] or call 076 369 1694.

Whatever, wherever, whenever, Wrapistry is here for you.

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