16 May How to deal with canceling your wedding during the Coronavirus Pandemic
It’s tough time for everyone in the world right now as we all continue to stay indoors to curb the spread of the very deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
Unfortunately, the pandemic a lot of already planned events to a halt and as a result, has lead to loss of money and emotional distress.
Intending couples who were very close to getting married before the virus outbreak are surely going through so much pain because they had to postpone or even cancel their wedding ceremony despite the efforts, time and money spent in preparation for the much-anticipated day.
We share your pain and we certainly know how hard it is to accept the fact that you have to postpone such a wonderful event, but it’s all for the safety of everyone because being in good health is our main priority for now.
However, we have provided you with some important actions you should take while you’re still indoors in order to cut your losses. These steps will equally get you prepared for the wedding ceremony as soon as the world gets back to normal.
Motivate Yourself and Your Spouse With Kind Words
The first thing you guys need is derive a great motivation from every possible means — either from friends or family. One of the first and best ways to motivate yourselves is to know that your marriage is postponed and NOT canceled.
The groom-to-be must always remind your fiancée about the love you have for her and try to cheer her up by letting her know that the wedding is only postponed but not canceled because nothing in life can stop you from making her your wife. This will definitely calm her tension down and make her picture or dream a grand wedding ceremony.
Let Everyone Know About the Latest Development
As much as you might find it difficult to tell people that your wedding ceremony has been postponed, you have no option but to inform all concerned individuals about the latest development.
Get in touch with your event planner, invited guests, venues and suppliers via mail and let them know that the event won’t go on as scheduled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Explore all Social media platforms to pass the message across to your online friends; send bulk messages to invited guests; you can equally make use Etsy Card, — just ensure everyone is aware of the latest development and that new date will be communicated to them as soon as possible.
Activate Wedding Insurance If You have Any
Wedding insurance is a deal that covers all liabilities attached to wedding events that are eventually canceled due to some factors such as unfavorable weather conditions, uncontrollable crises like the Covid-19 pandemic, damage to wedding dresses among other factors.
This means that you won’t have to make new payments for venue and other equipments should you decide to pick a new wedding date. The venue suppliers will take care of every bill.
Hence, you are advised explore your marriage insurance if you already had an agreement with your venue suppliers as that will help reduce losses. You should try to negotiate a new and cheap deal with your event and suppliers if you don’t a wedding insurance.
Crying Is Allowed But Don’t Be Too Hard On Yourself
You might feel like crying out the pain attached to the postponement of the wedding, but don’t be too hard on yourself.
You did nothing wrong as it wasn’t your fault that the world is facing this turbulent period. Relax your mind and try to look at the positive side of all events as they unfold.
You should go for any of Lavender tea, Lemon Balm tea, Peppermint tea or Chamomile tea as they are known for their stress relieving potentials and calming effects on the body.
Set Up a Memorable Event For The Missed Date
Try to make the missed date a very memorable one even if it’s no longer the date for your wedding ceremony. You can decide to have a lovely heart-felt chat with your fiancé or fiancée in a romantic setting or arrangement. Just ensure that the date will be remembered for good.
Take Advantage Of The Postponement to Perfect Your Wedding Preparations
You should know that postponing the wedding has just provided you with more days to prepare for the great day. Instead of being moody or sad, see this as an opportunity to put final touches on your wedding preparation.
Visit your to-do list once again and ensure that everything is accomplished as that will help you get ready to go to the alter as soon as the pandemic is over.
Conduct a zoom wedding
If you are so keen on getting married on your already scheduled date, you can jump right onto the digital wedding that has been trending lately. Many couples got married via zoom app since the outbreak of the pandemic in January. More than 50 weddings have been conducted via the highly rated social media platform in 2020 and you too can do the same if you can’t wait till the end of the virus.
Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing software that will allow more than 500 people to connect and partake in the wedding ceremony.
You and your spouse will definitely be in your wedding dress while you will be joined by the priest who is also coordinating the event via the same software. All invited guests, friends and family are equally connected to the virtual wedding ceremony.
Finally, it is better you trust in God’s timing because everything happens for a reason. Know that “it is better to wait a while and have things fall into place than to rush and have things fall apart.”