Wedding Planning during COVID-19

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by wedding planning during COVID-19, you’re not alone. The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting us all and couples planning their weddings in 2020 and 2021 are faced with unique and unprecedented challenges.

To help you during this fear-filled time, The Wedding Fairy has provided some helpful tips about how you can plan your wedding during social distancing.

Safety measures during COVID-19

It’s important to stay up to date with the latest news about the virus and the governmental regulations in Cape Town and the Western Cape. You can keep up to date here.

How do we choose a new date for our wedding?

Should your wedding be taking place In Cape Town between March-May 2020 its best to postpone your wedding to a new date. Please know that it is okay to grieve your original wedding plans if you must postpone your wedding. So many hours, emails, decisions, and dreams went into the day you thought would be happening in the next couple of months.

Feeling disappointed or frustrated by the lack of control you have in the situation is normal. This is a great time to lean on your family, wedding party, and your partner as you make difficult decisions about what to do next.

Here are the first people you should check in with before setting a new wedding date:

  • Your wedding planner: Now would be a great time to either be in touch with your wedding planner as they will guide you through the steps. If you don’t yet have a wedding planner it might be a great time to consider booking your planner to help guide you through this tough decision making.
  • Your partner (duh!): Discuss any absolutely-not dates
  • Your immediate and must-have family members: Be considerate with your most important loved ones prior commitments.
  • Your wedding party: You will need their support
  • Your vendors: You may need to be open to another day of the week as many vendors have filled up their Saturdays for the year. Also, before chatting to your suppliers, make sure you are familiar with the contracts you have signed with them and know your limitations.

Send out your Change the Date cards

Once your Wedding Planner has been booked, your suppliers have been contacted, and your new date is set, its time to let your guests know of these changes. You can either send your guests an electronic card, here are some great ideas from Minted Weddings, or you can design a wedding website to keep your guests notified of all the latest news. The Knot offers some great free tools that you can use for your wedding website.

Take some time for yourself

Most importantly allow yourself some time to reflect and look after your mental health. Schedule some time into your day that will allow you to focus on YOURSELF, whether its 30 minutes to read a book, take a nap or do some yoga.

Stay safe; Stay well

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With love from Cape Town Wedding Planner,

The Wedding Fairy 

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