We’re all in this together. This is an extremely uneasy and unnerving time. There’s so much uncertainty. You’ve planned so much of your wedding day, have waited almost your entire countdown and then this COVID-19 wrench gets thrown in the plans. The good news is… the wedding industry is here for you.
If you think about it, all your vendors got into this business because they thrive off of making dreams come true. They hear a wedding vision and get so excited at the thought of executing it. We thrive under pressure. Making alterations and adapting to weird situations are actually kinda our jam. So lean into this craziness, trust the process and over-communicate with your vendors. Trust the process. Your vendors will adapt and your wedding WILL still be amazing and you need to keep reminding yourself of that.
It’s hard to know whether to postpone or keep your dates as this pandemic subsides. I would recommend reaching out to your vendors and just begin communicating your uneasiness about your date, so a contingency plan can be formed as soon as possible. Keep in mind, you do not need to postpone your wedding fully to have this plan in place with vendors. Talk through new options, look at new dates and begin to see what’s available.
As new social distancing rules as well as max number of people are being announced, I’d already begin coming up with a plan A, B and C with vendors. My recommendation is to either start a group chat/email chain or google doc with vendors so they can all work as a team to collaborate to still make your day go as planned. We’re here for you. We stand hand in hand with you as you walk through this. The wedding industry is going to step up and continue to make your dreams Happen.
As a wedding photographer, I know many of my 2021 dates are already filling up as are many other vendors with the already far- ahead planners followed by this pandemic, encouraging a lot of brides to move their dates to 2021.
I’m actually recommending you do the opposite. I recommend you KEEP your date sometime within the year of 2020, whether that is moving it to Fall or Winter or during the middle of the week in late Summer/early Fall. Why do I suggest this instead of pushing to 2021? Not only is this calendar year freeing up for many vendors, but you’ve already waited almost your entire countdown in anticipation for your big day and another year sounds like a LONG time to wait after that much anticipation.
The pandemic has financially hurt a lot of us vendors already. By pushing out another year, it physically takes that income away from vendors for at least another year, leaving them empty handed all of 2020 due to many couples deciding to reschedule, so if you have a chance, please consider rescheduling or postponing your day to a weekday wedding. Many vendors may be offering discounts solely due to the fact of trying to fill their schedules and provide relief to these couples who’ve been affected by COVID-19.
Lexi would never want a couple to be unhappy with their wedding day, so she is doing her absolute best to reach out to vendors to see what other vendors will offer as a package deal to re-create an entire wedding.
Besides offering her rave-worthy services at an EXTREME discount, she’s offering to sit on endless facetime chats with you, virtual coffee dates and her time spent figuring out a contingency plan for you. Lexi will not let you go without your wedding as you planned it, so if you’re feeling stressed, contact her.
For couples that want to continue with their wedding/elopement in 2020 and will be able to push their wedding to a weekday, Lexi is offering 20% off ALL her packages for couples affected by this.
Bronze package Silver Package Gold Package
4 hours coverage 6 hours coverage 8 hours coverage
$1600, NOW WAS $2400, NOW WAS $ 3200, NOW
$1280 $1920 $2560
These prices are only for 2020 and will not be able to be able to be applied to postponed 2021 Weddings. If you are still interested in postponing a full year, contact Lexi and set up a virtual consult!
If you’re specifically interested in the package deal being set up with vendors, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the list of couples looking.
I’m Lexi! I am passionate about documenting eloping couples all over the globe, in a place that’s special to you. My approach to your day is as honest as you experience it + less of the stiff stuff. I’d love to hear what you’re dreaming up for your wedding day!