Managing your destination wedding in France during the coronavirus, by French Wedding Planner

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If your wedding is scheduled to take place this summer, you must be worried about having to change your plans. This can be overwhelming if you are planning your own wedding, so here are a few tips you can do to put a plan B in place. It’s good to be prepared but until you really have to, you don’t have to make rushed decisions. The situation will get better and hopefully most of the season will go back to normal.

Postpone, don’t cancel!

This global lock-down is going to last a few weeks or months, it’s not forever, so even though you’ve planned the wedding for so long and want it to happen when planned, it’s not all lost. You can just find a new date that will work for all your suppliers. You shouldn’t loose the money you have invested so far.

How to postpone your wedding?

Here is a quick guide on how to postpone your wedding

  1. Contact your venue to find out when they could host your wedding again and define a date that works for you and them.

  1. Email all your suppliers to offer the new potential date. Everyone is struggling with time right now, so leave them a few days to all come back to you. You will need to ask them whether they will apply any charges for postponing the date.

  1. If you don’t have to decide now, keep things on hold. In France, we are moving two weeks at a time and the lock-down is currently until 15th April but likely to last until 4th May. You should ask your suppliers to keep things on hold until mid-April.

  1. In the event that some suppliers can’t do it, see if you can try and find a date they can, in order to see if there is another obvious date you could do. This could become a struggle having to juggle 10 or so different suppliers’ schedules so you may have to make some hard choices. If the supplier is key, it’s worth trying to find a new date, but if it is one you can easily replace, then you’ll need to start again.

  1. When decision time comes, hopefully you won’t need to postpone, but if you do, send a clear email to all your suppliers confirming you are postponing the date. Ask them all for updated contracts with the new date.