COVID-19 – A quick guide to rescheduling your wedding

  • Contact your venue and ask for available dates. Ask what their procedure is for changing dates and what they are doing in the current situation. If it’s at all an option for you, midweek dates are the least likely to cause you an organisational headache, as most of your chosen suppliers will probably have availability. I know it’s not an option for everyone, but if possible please choose a Sunday or a weekday.
  • Make a list of your VIP guests and contact them to see what dates they can make (sit down with a list of numbers and call them all in one go to aid your decision as quickly as possible)
  • Choose the most popular dates and get in touch with your suppliers with these. A quick way to go about this would be to add everyone to a whatsapp group. To make this easier, I’ve uploaded my calendar below with all my available dates, which I will update every time a new booking is made. Please make sure you consult me before picking a date to ensure there are no clashes between couples.
  • The Legal ceremony! If you were due to be married by a registrar, it’s not necessary to become constricted by their future availability. Humanist wedding celebrants are a hugely popular choice with many of my couples, and if your budget won’t stretch to one, you can honour one of your closest friends by inviting them to hold the ceremony for you. If you need celebrant recommendations, please do ask. You can sign the official papers another time, before or after the big event.
  • Get back to your venue with your choice of date and confirm with your suppliers. Send out new invites to your guests (either ask your stationer to print out the same invites with your new date, or simply email and/or text everyone.
  • Relax, it’s all going to be OK. We’re all in this together!