Covid has turned our lives upside down. Let me talk specifically about how it has effected couples looking to get married.
Many couples have had to postpone, reschedule and put on hold their wedding plans. And some couples have done this more than once now.
If you are feeling sad, confused, frustrated and downright depressed and upset...you are not alone and your feelings are allowed and valid.
I repeat...Your feelings are allowed and valid
Planning your wedding takes a whole lot of time, effort and money and having to set those plans on hold, only to replan and then maybe even replan again is nothing anyone of us could plan for, neither couples planning a wedding and those of us in the wedding industry.
To the couples who have weddings planned for 2021 and are wondering and thinking, I really hope we can still have our wedding, I've got one bit of advice for you. Hire a wedding planner now. Get someone on your side now who is experienced in handling all things wedding and can relieve some stress for you. They can assist you in current covid gathering guidelines and help you with any replanning or postponing or pairing down of your wedding necessary.
I understand a wedding planner may not be in your budget, if this is the case let's sort out a few things.
Having been married 20 years ago myself, if I try to put myself in the shoes of today's couples I think I would want to get married now and party later. I would plan an intimate ceremony now with my parents and siblings and zoom it. Then, I would plan for a big reception only event for next year or later. But that's me, and what is important is that you do what is right for YOU! Again, there is no right or wrong answer's only your answer.
Please reach out to me if I can be of any help to you, even if it's just for you to vent your frustrations, I'll listen.
Your walk down the aisle may look different than you first imagined but the person your meeting at the end of that aisle...we'll that's what it's all about.
It's a unique time to be planning a wedding...that's an understatement! Don't loose sight of the "why" you are planning a wedding. You're planning this wedding to marry the person you can't live the rest of your life without. You're planning this wedding to celebrate your love and solidify the beginning of the rest of your life together. So while you are busy planning focus on the why and perhaps the rest will fall into place a little more easily.
As we approach the colder months I encourage you to continue to follow the guidelines for indoor gatherings. Mask up, social distance and get married!
I have had many couples contact me to inquire if I am able to perform a marriage ceremony for them this month (April). Here's the thing, according to the Governor's order, I am not. And I have made the personal choice not to perform any wedding's so that I can do my best to secure the health of my family, myself and those I come in contact with. That being said, here is the information I was able to gather this morning.
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