Your wedding planning may have been done prior to the pandemic and in that case, you are managing vendors and making decisions with them in mind. This can be chaos, given the nature of the situation and trying to coordinate with all vendors may be difficult. We have put together a vendor questionnaire, that we think would be helpful to couples having to coordinate with multiple vendors.
A few things to keep in mind when reaching out to vendors and figuring out your rights during this complicated time is to read the fine print of all contracts prior to connecting.
Once you have taken this first step, we then recommend knowing first if you are planning to cancel or postpone. Cancellations may incur additional costs or require you to sell the contracts, whereas postponements may be free of additional fees or fees may be waived during the pandemic.
Postponements may mean a bit more work to try and find dates that work for everyone you have booked with. To help with this, we recommend looking at off days of the week such as; Fridays and Sundays to hold your wedding, as Saturdays in 2020 and 2021 may already be booked with vendors.
Lastly, its important to think about the seasonality of the items you have booked, you may have to be flexible when switching seasons to what is available during that time of year in terms of flowers and food. Be sure to use items that are in season, if you are switching seasons to keep your costs down.
Take your time with vendors and get the full picture prior to deciding whether to postpone or cancel you wedding. Our top 5 vendor questions are below.
Our Top 5 Vendor Questions
- What is your postponement or cancellation policy during COVID-19?
- Do you have a cancellation or re-scheduling fee?
- What dates do you have available in 2020 or 2021?
- Do you book weddings on Fridays or Sundays?
- Will there be any changes to the seasonality of my booking?