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August 20, 2020

Postpone Don’t Cancel: Covid-19 Options

Destination Wedding Planner NSW
Tips Planning a Wedding during the Covid-19 Pandemic

I know it’s a scary climate right now and that an event which is supposed to be the most exciting and important of your life is being clouded with confusion, doubt and stress!

The covid-19 restrictions are changing constantly, and the information varies from state to state. So, it’s perfectly ok to be torn between holding out and postponing because we just don’t know how it will all go. But regardless of where you’re at, I really recommend that you postpone don’t cancel, and you should consider doing it sooner rather than later!

Reasons you should POSTPONE…soon

  1. Anxiety and Stress

Weddings under traditional circumstances are already extremely stressful! Add the uncertainty of covid-19 on top of that and you have a recipe for constant panic attacks and the occasional meltdown. You owe it to yourself and your partner to relieve some of that pressure, stress and unnecessary worry by letting go of what you can’t control and embracing what you can.

  • Control and Confidence

A lot of our stress and anxiety comes from helplessness and lack of control. By postponing your wedding date, you are can let go of those negative feelings and get some control of your wedding day back!This will boost your confidence as you have the wheel again so to speak, and you can take control and ownership of your new date, which in turn will create those positive feelings and get your excitement levels back up. 

  • Securing your Venue and Wedding Suppliers

You love the venue and suppliers you choose right? After all they get what you’re all about and you’ve connected with them. Postponing with adequate time helps to secure their availability for your new date and more often than not, creates a dialogue between your team members to secure a date that works for everyone. Being open and honest with your team and keeping them in the loop goes a long way to helping you have the best day possible.

  • Getting the Joy Back!

Planning your wedding day shouldn’t be shrouded with excessive worries, doubts and confusion it should be an exciting and joyous process! Postponing will get that joy back! Embracing your new date and your new planning process will help to take away that negative energy and remind you that you and your partner want to be together and celebrate that. 

Destination Wedding Planner NSW
Tips on how to decide what to do.

Questions to Help Make this Decision

Ask yourself:

  1. Do We Want to Get Married Now?

Postponing will push back the date that you say ‘I Do’ so it’s an important question to ask yourself! If you’re busting to be married to one another than the idea of postponing will be off-putting – after all you don’t want to wait any longer than you have to, right? So, what can you do? Check out Option A or C below.

  • Are We Happy to Wait to Say ‘I Do’?

If you really want to have a wedding free of covid-19 restrictions, where all your friends and family can attend with no repercussions then postponing probably won’t be as scary a thought to you both. Unfortunately, this reality is quite a way off and embracing the postpone is probably your best bet so check out Option B or C below.

What Are Your Options?

Option A – Elope Now Celebrate Later

Eloping is a great way to shed all the stress and anxiety around our current climate and focus on your relationship and your marriage. Downsizing and having an intimate ceremony, just the two of you, is a wonderful way to connect as a couple and remind yourselves why you’re so perfect together!

Option B – Postpone Now Celebrate Later

If you have your heart set on celebrating your union surrounded by family and friends, then this is your best option. Being proactive and embracing the postpone will relieve your stress about sending invitations or people missing out and allow you to refocus on the joy of getting married and the experience of sharing that with loved ones.

Option C – Elope Now Vow Renewal Later

This is the best of both worlds! Do you have your heart set on your date but also on having everyone there to celebrate? Or perhaps your torn between getting married now and having a celebration? Well this is the right option for you! Eloping now will give you that intimate ceremony and then having a vow renewal on your first wedding anniversary will be the perfect chance for friends and family to celebrate such a special milestone with you both and give you the best of both worlds!

Whichever option you choose remember to involve your venue and wedding team in the decision processso that they can help you achieve the best outcome for you and your partner. As a guide to help you sift through all the information out there here is the currently list of covid-19 restrictions affecting weddings in NSW.

Destination Wedding Planner NSW
Postpone and get some control back!

Current Covid-19 NSW Wedding Restrictions

  • 1 person per 4 square meters⁠
  • Capacity must not exceed 150 guests
  • Residential weddings no more than 20 guests⁠
  • Guests are required to provide their names and contact details⁠
  • Only the wedding couple and wedding party may dance⁠
  • 3 meter distance between wedding performers (singers, musicians etc)⁠
  • Seat guests from the same household together⁠
  • Consider taking photos before the ceremony not in between⁠

For more information visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/industry-guidelines/wedding-ceremonies-and-receptions or your state or territories government site.

If you would like to find out how I can help you postpone your wedding or plan an elopement please visit the website https://seaandtreeweddings.com.au/ to book a chat with me and we can go through your options.

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