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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and Your Wedding

  |   Events, weddings

It almost feels as if the world has been flipped upside down. Here at Nufusion Productions, our hearts go out to everyone that has been impacted by these unprecedented times. Our hearts go out to those whose health has been impacted, to those whose financial situation has been impacted, and to the couples that have had to reschedule, postpone, or cancel their wedding due to Coronavirus.

In all seriousness, we hope that everyone reading this blog is safe and healthy. Our company has seen many event cancelations and postponements, so we wanted to touch on events and weddings specifically during this time. Below are some tips and things to think about if you’re thinking of canceling your wedding or event due to Coronavirus.

Cancel or Postpone Your Wedding or Event?

Deciding whether to postpone or cancel your wedding altogether may be a difficult decision to make. Sometimes, the decision isn’t yours to make depending on the circumstances and local/state regulations that are set in place. The best thing to do is keep up with state and city regulations regarding events and gatherings. This will be a good resource to see how Coronavirus will impact your wedding.

Backup Dates

Because the future is uncertain, and perhaps your wedding is still several months out, you may want to consider a backup date. Speak with your venue on what they can do for you and if they have any dates open that they can hold for you as a backup date in case your original date is impacted by Coronavirus. You’ll also want to check in with your vendors to see if they have the backup date available also.

Check in With Your Vendors

Before making a decision to cancel or postpone your wedding because of Coronavirus, you may want to check in with your vendors and see what they require for a cancelled or rescheduled event. Make sure to ask if there is a cancelation fee or any penalty to change the date. Ask if the event can be transferred to a new date and if deposits can be credited to the new date.

We’ve been working with our clients and couples as much as possible during these times. We’ve also seen many vendors being flexible and really putting clients first. So make sure you know what your vendors are offering, and what they are doing to help their clients during these hard times.

Reschedule

The best case scenario is that everything goes back to normal and social distancing guidelines are lifted just in time for you to have your wedding. If that’s not the case, the next option is to reschedule your wedding. A lot of our couples have been postponing and rescheduling their wedding even into next year.

If you do reschedule your wedding, make sure to check in with your venue and vendors about the new date. The best thing to do is keep the team of vendors that you have already spent all the time and research on. Again, ask what their terms are for rescheduling and if there are any penalties. During the Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen vendors take such good care of their clients, and many – like us – are doing everything possible to be flexible and work with clients to make sure their day remains special.

Elope

Even though you may not be able to have a big party and reception for your wedding, this doesn’t mean you can’t still get married on your scheduled date. Just because you couldn’t have a big wedding because of Coronavirus, doesn’t mean you can’t officially get married and have a party later. Some of our couples have decided to still get married on their wedding date in the company of their immediate family (following social distancing guidelines, of course), and still planning to have a big party and reception at a later date.

Final Thoughts

This has been without a doubt an incredibly challenging time for everyone. Our hearts go out to everyone that has been impacted by Coronavirus (Covid-19). We know this will impact many events that have been planned, and we hope that these tips have helped in some way when it comes to your wedding or event.

One thing that all couples should consider is wedding insurance. It may be too late to purchase coverage for Covid-19, however, it’s not a bad idea to get coverage for all the other things that could arise. Here is an article from WeddingWire that explains a little more about wedding insurance. A couple wedding insurance companies you may want to look into are eWed and WedSafe. Do your research and see if these (or other companies) offer what you need.

At Nufusion Productions, our top priority is the safety or our clients and their guests. We are committed to assisting in any way that we can in these uncertain times and we are available for any questions you may have.