As we enter month #2 of the coronavirus pandemic in Malta, a lot of brides and grooms are crushed with having to decide whether to move their wedding date after all those months, some years, of hard work.
We want to help you guys out as we can only imagine how difficult and stressful this can be, and so, we got some answers from wedding planners themselves – because who better than a professional suppliers to give advice in such a difficult time, right?
Should you postpone your wedding date?
Many suppliers are advising to postpone all wedding dates even up to August by at least 4 to 5 months, or even to next year – and as Alexia from WedInMalta told us, “Couples shouldn’t leave it last minute to postpone their wedding date!”
We have heard that many suppliers, especially venues, have been understanding and lenient with deposits, allowing couples to even move their dates by 12 months and still keeping the same quote originally given to their clients. We have been advised and recommend that you do get a confirmation in writing for anything you are agreeing upon at this point in time.
Many suppliers are having to take a lot of time and effort to make contact with others to move dates around. They are walking step-by-step through this with 2020 brides-and-grooms-to-be.
“The advantage of having a wedding planner is that we know the suppliers and can help getting what is needed..” says Chris X, another wedding planner we work with, “If you don’t have a wedding planner, look at your budget and proceed as you necessary – even if this means having to go for a lower number of guests.” and we agree completely with this – remember what your wedding really means! The happiness of the special moment 2 people unite as one – do you really need 400 guests to see it?
“Do not forget, this is your day, your wedding. This is part of history!”, Chris X continues “This is a new reality, and we have to adapt.”
“Remember that after all this becomes history, your guests may not be financially stable either.” Eleanor Spiteri, a wedding mass singer, tells us while she is fixing up a rental apartment during the Covid-19 breakout to keep her family safe.
For wedding planners, postponing even just 1 wedding is a long process, let alone 5 months worth of weddings – which they are not asking to get paid extra for, and they are absolutely fine with this! But they do hope that people realise and appreciate the amount of work they are putting in for their clients. – It is time to be fully aware of what is happening around us and be flexible with dates, as unfortunately, what is happening is out of everyone’s control.
“We are doing everything in our power to help couples to ultimately achieve their goals” says Alexia, who is working from home whilst home-schooling her 2 kids.
We would like to give a big shout out to our suppliers for finding the time to speak with us and give you these tips!
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