WTF TO DO: ELOPEMENTS+WEDDINGS AND COVID-19

March 18, 2020

Where do we even start. After having an amazing intimate wedding last weekend, we didn’t know we would come home to all the craziness going on in the news and everywhere.

We know you all are going through a lot right now and don’t know what to do. The stress is high with the news 24/7 and everyone around can intensify it all. You planned for a long time and have so much money invested in your big day. We want to let you all know we are here for you and will continue to always be through all of this.

To try to help a bit, we have compiled some ideas on things to do as this is all going on.

bride and groom kissing on mountain top at rainy and foggy wedding

TALK WITH ALL YOUR VENDORS BEFORE DECIDING ON A POSSIBLE NEW DATE.

We have been through a lot together. We want to be there for your wedding and are sure that all of your other vendors do too. Please take time to talk to your vendors before you decide on what you want to do. If you definitely want a certain vendor to be there, be sure to talk with them before deciding on a new date. We can’t say for sure that we are going to be open for the new date because we have other weddings/elopements scheduled, but we do have a great plan in place for if we aren’t.

POSTPONE IT IF YOU HAVE TO, BUT DON’T CANCEL IT COMPLETELY.

The stress is a lot. We totally get that. Rather than giving up, just postpone to another date that will work. Don’t make any snap decisions and take some time to think it all through. No one is traveling right now anyway, so if you follow the recommendations from CDC/WHO to postpone it, you have more of a chance for your guests to be there.

READ THROUGH YOUR CONTRACTS CAREFULLY.

Most contracts cover both the vendor and client. Be sure to read through it and make sure you know what you signed on for when you booked your vendor.

MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THE HEALTH GUIDELINES.

We don’t want any of you to get sick or expose others to the sickness. Having had a father who was very immunocompromised and a mother who worked with the NICU+PICU, we know how important it is to be safe.

If you have guests who are older or immunocompromised, having a bigger wedding in the middle of all this is not a great idea.

Be sure to check out these websites to stay updated on the current situation:
CDC
WHO (WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION)

CHOOSE AN ELOPEMENT/INTIMATE WEDDING INSTEAD.

We know it can be tough to think about doing things maybe a little differently. You might have always thought of having a bigger wedding. It’s ok!

Choosing to have only you two or only you two and some close family/friends can make this super easy for you! We can hike in a crazy beautiful place. And, hello…the fresh air is good and is considered social distancing, right?!

You can do an elopement/intimate wedding sooner than later. Then you can have a kickass party with the rest of your family+friends when this craziness is all over.

TAKE A DEEP BREATH.

It will all be ok. In the whole scheme of things, this might just be a blip on the radar. Take a walk, grab some wine/beer and just relax a bit with your loved ones (as long as they aren’t infected). ;)

We are always here to help you and your other vendors are too. We will always have your best interests at heart and will help you along the way.


In the end, we are here for you. Let us know if we can help in any way we can.
Shannon+Jake

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