The COVID-19 Coronavirus has hit us hard here in America and unfortunately with State restrictions a lot of brides are having to reschedule their big wedding day. We sat down with Alliey from Alliey + Co and talked the first 5 important steps to having to rebook your event.
Step 1 – Venue
Speak to your venue to see what dates they have available for the rest of the year. If your wedding was originally planned for a Saturday, of course ask about those, but consider Friday or Sunday weddings as well.
Step 2- Vendors
Speak to vendors before moving your date officially with the venue. You’ll want to talk with your main essential vendors first – entertainment, planner, photographer, florist to make sure that their open dates align with your venue. Keep in mind you’ll have to reach out to a few more vendors – dessert, transportation, hotel- but often times those companies can do more than 1 wedding per day.
Step 3- Hotel and Travel
Keep in mind that rates may very well change on your room blocks if you switch the date. It’s good to remember Packer Season here in Green Bay is from August- January. Hotel rates do change based on home and non home games. The NFL schedule is set to be released in April.
Step 4 – Website and Guest Communication
Once you have established a new date, post the updates on your wedding website. Doing a facebook post and making a call chain or email blast with the new event date. It’s also important to inform guests of any hotel block changes.
Step 5 – Reprint Stationery
Having to resend or reorder invitations can be quite frustrating. It’s important to not jump on reprinting invitations too fast if you are rebooking within a few months from now. You may wait to see how the next few months pan out. This is why it is super important to update your guests and any essential information on your wedding website.
Of course these are just the first 5 steps you should start with, if you need any more tips or help organizing all your changes, the team at Alliey + Co is waiting for you!