How to reschedule your wedding…

This week I decided to write a blog on how to reschedule your wedding… Given the current circumstances I felt a lot of brides out there could be in complete panic mode, treading water, not really knowing what to do!

It’s such an awful time for us all, there’s no one in the world this corona virus isn’t going to touch in some way! My realisation hit around a week ago, when I finally had to accept my business might collapse after receiving email after email, either cancelling or postponing weddings… I’m not embarrassed to admit I had my share of melt downs, literally not knowing what to do! I was asking myself questions like…”how will I pay my rent”… and… “I’m going to have to take my house of the market!”… however, once I had my cry and downed a bottle of wine, I soon came to my senses, realising I’m not the only one! from then on, I’ve been supporting other florists, supplier friends, and all my couples, in any way shape or form… whether it be a simple message asking “are you ok”… to sending out emails of understanding and support to all my brides… or simply supporting my fellow supplier friends saying… “you can do this!”… Its oh so important for us all to stick together and support each other as much as we can…

So… the million dollar question everyone is asking… what shall I do if I have to postpone my wedding… or… “should I postpone my wedding?”…

First of all… If your getting married within the next three months, yes I’d say you need to reschedule your wedding… I know it’s heart breaking. You’ve spent months, if not years planning this day. But the sooner you become active, and regain control of your big day, the sooner you’ll get to to walk down that aisle…

Everyone is going to be in the same boat as you, so everyone will be rushing to reschedule… Saturdays are obviously prime choice so you might need to think about changing the day, perhaps opting for a Friday wedding, or Sunday… Some of you will have had your heart set on spring weddings and outdoor ceremonies, and now your only choice’s are autumn or winter, therefore you maybe considering waiting until 2021…

If it comes to this… think of your suppliers… if everyone postpones their weddings to the following year, there’s a very good chance some of your suppliers will go out of business… we all have rent to pay, and many of us will exhaust what provisions we have keeping ourselves ticking over until life resumes… I know thinking of us could be the last thing on your mind… but keeping us in mind could help us regain our losses later on in the year, and keep our businesses from going under…

First things first… call your venue, seek their support and advice… ask them for all their available dates for the reaming season and take your pick… Then call all of your suppliers… It’s very sad to say that not all of them will be able to accommodate your new date, so you may now be left on the hunt for replacements… take all of this in your stride… don’t get stressed, you can do this! it will all come together in the end. Just think ahead, keep dreaming… it WILL happen.

Acts of kindness go a long way… I had one of my brides who’s getting married in August, email informing me she had paid her balance in full… I literally cried! All week I’d been paying my bills and rent, getting myself straight to see the next few months out as best I could, and she quite simply gave me that life line I needed to get through! I’ll forever be in her debt… If any of you out there are unaffected financially by this virus, then perhaps think of your suppliers or others… I’m sure one of them, just like me, could do with a little support right now, but they just don’t feel they can ask!

Off the back of this kindness, when sadly one of weddings had to cancel and I’d already purchased the flowers, I decided to bunch them all up and hand them out to my local shops who were struggling to get people through the door… I thought giving away free flowers might help encourage people to venture out and keep spending… Regardless of  my brides complete despair in having to cancel her wedding two days before the big day, she was whole heartedly on board with me giving her flowers away, wanting to supporting others… she even gave her cake away to people in need! Within days she’d come back to me with a new date and her spring wedding is now booked in for December 19th, and we’re both excited to get planning her new seasonal flower choices and colour scheme to suit the time of year!

I’ll leave you all with one last word of wisdom… I know it’s seems like the worst thing in the world right now… but seriously, just think ahead to when your wedding day will finally happen… think of that big beaming smile you’re going to have on your face, because truly, its going to mean so much more! And just think what fun the best mans going to have taking the piss out of this corona virus thing during his speech! YOU WILL SAY I DO!

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