WEDDING RESOURCE AND SERVICES
TOP 5 TIPS FOR PLANNING & POSTPONING DURING COVID-19
Your wedding planner is your best friend during these times of uncertainty and decision making. Keeping a fluid conversation open about options, feelings, and concerns will only allow you a forum for success and narrow the opportunities for miscommunication or lack of information. Be as time sensitive with your responses and decisions as possible, and never be afraid to ask questions.
Easier said than done. But staying calm will only help your cause, and your heart. Keeping your head on straight will allow you to listen more objectively, absorb your options with clarity, and make decisions with a clear train of thought. Decisions made out of fear or anger will only cause more stress for not only yourself, but your team of professionals as well. If everyone takes an approach from grace and respect, there is so much more potential for success. Remember: you WILL get married. You WILL celebrate. And it WILL be even more epic than you ever imagined.
The 60 Day Decision
We are highly advising our clients to make decisions for their wedding around the 60 day mark. This is a great amount of time to still be able to inform your guests, make decisions, sign new contracts with your vendors, and avoid any final balance payments or purchased products. If you can't make a decision that far out, ensuring that all of your decisions are made before the one month mark is essential.
The Plan B
For those whose weddings are far enough away (August, September, etc.), now is the time to consider a Plan B. This is definitely not to induce panic, but to simply have a plan. Those with a plan will have a lot easier time transitioning than if you wake up one day with no plan and a needed postponement. There is no harm in having your wedding planner poll vendors for new availability, gather postponement policies, and simply have a great back up plan in place for whenever (or if ever!) you need to pull the trigger.
Now more than ever a wedding website is a fantastic tool for keeping your guests informed. Not only can it be a great tool for informing guests of date changes, detail revisions, etc., but for those weddings not affected by COVID-19 it is simply a great place to collect and host information. Hotel details, travel information, wedding day details, etc. We believe that there will be a shift in the way information is communicated to wedding guests moving forward, and forever more! People want to be more informed about where they are going, what they are doing, who will be there, and options they have. So detail it up! Provide as much information as you can so your guests feel in control and excited to attend your special day. Some of our favourite wedding websites are hosted at Wix, The Knot, Appy Couple, and Minted.
ADVICE FROM SHEA
Shea spoke with Corinne McDonald from the VIP Collective about how to deal with the affects of COVID-19 on your wedding while keeping a positive outlook.
COVID- 19 (AND BEYOND WEDDING SERVICES
ELOPEMENTS & MICRO WEDDINGS
Intimate celebrations do not mean less care or less luxury. Let us create a once in a lifetime experience for only the most exclusive of guest lists. From parties of two to your closest confidents, these exclusive celebrations can inspire the most romantic and special moments and memories. From location scouting to privacy management, we are always excited to be included in the planning of these extremely monumental moments.
Exclusively priced for Elopements of under five guests, and Micro Weddings of under 30 guests.
Offered as a last minute planning option for those affected by COVID-19.
Unique venue location scouting
Vendor curation & Contracting
Concept Creation + Design
Entertainment + AV logistics
Styling & Coordination
DESIGN & STYLING FOR POSTPONED WEDDINGS
For those whose weddings have been affected by COVID-19, adding a design & styling package onto a Coordination package may be perfect for you! This add on will allow us to create a new and unique design plan to adapt your wedding from one season to another, to a new venue, accommodating a new guest count, or perhaps a new aesthetic concept all together. Perfect for those whose summer wedding may be now a romantic winter affair, or those who are choosing to reinvent their wedding concept for a new year!
This add on will be offered to both current and new clients alike. Available for booking through the end of 2020 for 2021 event dates.