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How to Reschedule Wedding During Coronavirus

Uncertainty is the biggest enemy of soon-to-weds in this current time of COVID-19. It’s easy to lose focus and feel overwhelmed with everything that’s happening. Coming from a daughter of two front-liners, I totally get it. You are not alone. 

Pause and Relax

Planning a wedding is overwhelming. What more when lockdown feels like an eternity especially when you’re feeling afraid and overwhelmed. Rosé and charcuterie, anyone?

Consider a Weekday Wedding

Be open to rescheduling your wedding on an off-day. There’s a probability that hot dates are already taken due to the big number of rebookings at the end of the year to start of 2021. Having an open mind as early as now will help you decide on your new date easier.

Let’s have a chat. I’m here to listen.

Update your Wedding Vendors

Moving your wedding to a different day will require you to align all the free schedules of your suppliers. This task may get very stressful but if you keep a flexible outlook, you’ll be just fine. If the original team you booked is not anymore available, you can opt to book their partners or associate. By doing so, you’ll still get the same style of work and for sure, you’ll be accommodated the best way possible.

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Be Honest with Yourself and With Your Wedding Vendors

If you’re feeling confused on what to do, reach out to your wedding suppliers. Let them know what your concerns are because conflicts are better resolved when both parties are open to conversation. Confide with your wedding coordinator, too, since they are the ones who are best suited to help sort things out.

Stay Calm and Be Kind

This pandemic caught everyone by surprise—you and your wedding suppliers included. When trying to navigate your way towards getting married, kindness and an open perspective will go a long way. Instead of arguing for a refund, consider moving your wedding to the end of the year or early next year. This way, you’re helping out your wedding suppliers survive this difficult time, too. 

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Lyka Mak is a wedding and portrait photographer based in San Francisco, California but often exploring around the world. She combines a fine art, with a photojournalistic approach to beautifully capture the moments of a wedding day. Follow her daily adventures on instagram and view more of her work at photosbylyka.com.