Hey Y'all! We hope you are all well and taking the recommended precautions to stay well!
At this time, we have rescheduled any remaining March weddings and all April weddings. May weddings are being evaluated on a case by case basis at this time. We wanted to share a few tips on how to navigate this difficult time.
We are working with all of our couples to navigate through this process.
All client interactions are via telephone, Facetime or Skype for the foreseeable future. We are rescheduling weddings for Summer 2020, Fall and Winter 2020 and into 2021 depending what dates work for you all.
We highly urge you to postpone and not cancel. You have put your heart and soul into your wedding day. You will still get to celebrate your love and commitment with your friends and family...it just may be a different date. Your friends and family WANT to celebrate with you...they want to share in your joy.
If you have friends who are getting married and they don't have a planner, please share these tips with them...
1. Contact your venue - questions to ask
a. What is your policy on date changes, postponement and cancellation as it relates to the Coronavirus?
b. Will I still need to meet my food and beverage minimum if I have a smaller guest count than anticipated?
2. Room Blocks
a. If you signed a contract guaranteeing a set number of rooms to be booked, can that guarantee be waived?
b. If I schedule to an off season time will my room rate reflect the lower costs?
3. Contact all other vendors and ask about rescheduling and transferring deposits or refunds if they don't have your new date available.
4. Marriage licenses - They are good for 60 days from the date which you apply (go to the clerk's office and get the license). If you have to reschedule and your new date is beyond those 60 days you will need to obtain a new marriage license from the County Clerk's office. As of this time, you will need to pay another $93 fee. The clerk's office has not announced plans to waive fees for expired licenses and rescheduled weddings.
5. Try to stay calm - It is perfectly normal to feel sad, disappointed, angry, and frustrated. This is uncharted territory for all of us. None of us knows how to feel from one minute to the next. And that is OK.