Weddings at the time of COVID19
Approx 20 years ago I posted on a blog about "Weddings at the time of internet", writing about the difference I was experiencing in my profession. When I started my business in 1995 we used to receive letters or phone calls, and sometimes fax, by potential clients wanting to have information about destination weddings in Italy and eventually hired me just confirming over the phone. Then things changed, gradually but changed, and instead of a letter I started receiving emails, then SMS, Facebook messages and WhatsApp messages. Gradually...
Life changes sometimes drastically. Everything was perfect at the beginning of the year, brides were thrilled for their upcoming weddings, pros like me were already counting the hours of no-sleep due to events going all night long. But yes, life can change drastically and we are still waiting to understand what we will be allowed to do after COVID19 lockdown.
It's sad and very stressful, but unfortunately, it's very real. After months of planning, bookings, making big decisions and rethinking small details, suddenly the world pandemic has started. Something none of us have ever experienced, a complete lockdown with new rules to follow. All travels and group gatherings have been banned until further notice. What shall we do! Breath!
We need to fight anxiety and stress. Health come first and replanning may help fix the stress.
So why don't consider a few points:
1. Time is on our side: Having decided on a destination wedding means you are comfortable with going off the beaten path. Imagine being on the Island of Famous ... plans can change and we just need to go along with it.
Staying flexible; If your wedding date is not in the upcoming 2-3 months, you may not need to reschedule right away. Things can get better just as quickly as they have gotten bad. Keep your original wedding date and wait for news about borders reopening and keep an eye on the flight schedule.
Of course, if you feel waiting will complicate things even more, you can reschedule. You will have more time to start rearranging things.
Remember - more time means more great ideas. Use this lockdown time to make little improvements to your wedding plans. You and your wedding planner may end up with amazing new ideas and make the wedding even more WOW.
It may happen that a vendor is unavailable for a new date or a guest can't make it, but in the end what is important is that even a bit later, you are going to marry the love of your life. Focus on that and everything will go in the right way.
Once it's safe to travel again you will have your destination wedding and It will be even more amazing because you simply appreciate it more. And like the rest of the world, You will appreciate life more, you will appreciate gathering with people more and You will appreciate love more.
it'll be worth the wait.