Getting Married in 2020? Here’s What You Need to Know About Rescheduling and Reimagining Your Dream Wedding Day

Table of Contents

01 Weddings in 2020
02 Timing Your Cancellation
03 Vendor Priority
04 Quarantine Weddings

So, you had plans to get married in 2020. You had your favorite vendors lined up and ready to go, and the day you’ve been imagining for years was within months of taking place. With no definitive end to quarantine and social distancing rules, the decision to postpone your thoughtfully planned-out wedding is already likely to be in the works.

But how do you even begin the process of rescheduling? Here are a few steps, tips, and tricks that I’d like to share with you in order to ensure that you don’t lose or miss out on more than you have to

1 When should I call it?

It’s important to note that canceling your wedding too early is not always the best route to follow. In this ever-changing environment, I suggest waiting until the last possible date to cancel if possible. This will likely be between 8 and 12 weeks prior to the planned date. This will be before you would have been sending out your wedding invitations, so you won’t have to backtrack with hundreds of guests if you cancel before this time frame.

2 Who are my top three?

I’m not talking MySpace here, we’re talking about vendors! Photographers, caterers, venue, DJ, etc. Choose the top three you were hoping to work with. Reschedule your new date with these three vendors to ensure that the new date works for all of them. It’s unlikely that you’ll be able to book every vendor you had originally been planning to work with, as most of them are already getting canceled on and rebooked for 2021. Narrowing it down to your top three vendors will help ensure that the most important elements of your wedding day remain the same, even if the date has to change.

3. What if I don’t want to wait?

With ever-changing guidelines and no definitive end in sight, you may be inclined to simply shift from a typical wedding day to a more intimate socially distanced wedding day. The possibilities for making the day special are endless, with many couples opting for friends and family drive-bys, Live Facebook videos, and simple outdoor venues. Again, choose the elements of your wedding that are most important to you, and most attainable for current health guidelines. I highly recommend prioritizing a professional wedding photographer to capture your unorthodox day. You deserve to have the beauty of your reimagined day archived for years to come.

Weddings in 2020 are shifting in ways none of us could have imagined, but this does not mean that the day you envisioned has to be completely lost. Whether you’re rescheduling for brighter days ahead or reimagining for a quarantine wedding, there are simple tips for ensuring you don’t miss out on the day of your dreams.