Moving The Wedding Date Due To Covid

The Wedding Date

Moving your wedding date due to Covid can be quite tricky which is why we turned to some of South Africa’s best wedding planners for their advice when moving your wedding date.

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If you have to make the hard decision to change the wedding date because of Covid remember to stay positive because you will get married and it will happen whether it’s now or in a few month’s time.

Many couples have had to postpone their wedding and wedding planners are very grateful that they haven’t canceled because that’s kept the wedding industry alive. People will always get married but the one disadvantage of having to postpone your wedding now to 2021 with all the restrictions that the world is considering for health and safety is that the desired dates aren’t necessarily available.

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Winter Weddings

Winter weddings are going to be big! The Winelands venues and most of South Africa’s venues are beautiful from May, June, and July and we have fantastic weather so deciding on a winter wedding is amazing! It’s definitely an advantage in terms of postponing. The winter wedding season is going to be big because we’ve lost so many months during Covid and couples just want to celebrate their love, as simple as that. People want to get married.

A lot of couples are saying, “We are not gonna wait until November next year. We’re having our wedding in winter!” Winter weddings are so easy to organize especially in the Western Cape because you can get an absolutely perfect winter’s wedding day with no rain but a backup plan is always a good idea so ensure you have a chapel, pre-drinks area and reception area that’s paved and under a roof or tented.

Discounted Packages

Another advantage of having a winter wedding is that you can get great discounts if you negotiate properly. There is no harm in stating that you are having a winter wedding after having to postpone due to Covid, and you would like to find out if you could be given a discount of any kind. There is no harm in starting an open dialogue with vendors like this.

Weekday Weddings

“We’ve resorted to offering couples weekday weddings and [they] have understood that with the new landscape it’s been a solution that works for the industry because most of your vendors will be available as well during a weekday next year as opposed to [a] Saturday or a Sunday.” – Tracy from Trunk Events. “It’s all subject to your guest list, the profile of your guests and the demographics. Are they weekday workers, will they be able to take leave or are they their own bosses? Will they be able to attend and should the answer be Yes a weekday wedding is the way to go.” – Aleit from Aleit Weddings

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