Covid19 Coronavirus and your wedding planning

  • We’re going to get through this together!
  • Thank You for understanding as we wedding suppliers just trying to survive!
  • TIP:  Do not contact suppliers with just one date available from Venue – try to contact suppliers and Venue and pick  4- 5 dates.
  • It gives You a better start and a BIG chance all your suppliers will be available for a new date …

  • If your reading this and thinking of changing – that’s not a problem but remember your changing ONE day, we have to change LOTS of weddings and we try to help everyone!

 

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Updated 23 March 2021 

 

If you are considering to reschedule, here are some tips:

 

  • I have your back, regarding changes of dates.
    If I’m available for Your new date – deposits are completely transferable to your new date- same prices, same conditions 😍 without any extra fees etc

 

  • Due to the volume of cancellations of weddings at the moment most suppliers can’t return deposits/part-payments  I’m afraid – Even if I would LOVE to   :(

 

  • Contact Your Wedding insurance – they should cover the costs – if any deposit is lost.

 

  • This is why please please please – before You will change Your wedding date please ask ALL Your suppliers for any FREE dates available and then contact Your Venue and make a final decision.

 

  • Dates for 2022 are booking out quickly, so consider Sundays or other mid-week dates, your suppliers may be easier to coordinate a move to a Sunday to Wednesday rather than a Thursday to Saturday date or winter wedding…

 

  • All days are special when it’s your wedding day 💒 – in a few years time no one will remember – it’s Monday, Thursday, Friday or Sunday :)

 

  • I know from my Clients that a lot of Priests agreed to Sundays Weddings! – that’s good news!

 

  • Winter Weddings have been extremely popular over the past number of years and provide for some of the best photo opportunities too #winterweddings

 

  • I am here to support all of my customers. All of your deposits are transferable. But please contact me ASAP to ensure my availability. Much love to you all at this time.

 

As a supplier, I ask you, please

  • Think before you type.

  • Please think before you criticize.

Please think as a fellow human, working with another through a devastating, blameless crisis affecting us all.

Your Supplier

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Most suppliers can’t return deposits – but they can transfer to the new available date as a gesture of goodwill.

 

“I have to cancel my wedding on foot of Government advice as a result of COVID-19. Am I entitled to a refund of the deposit we paid?…”

 

Legal advice below from Consumer Right Ireland:

 

 

I have to cancel my wedding on foot of Government advice as a result of COVID-19. Am I entitled to a refund of the deposit we paid?

Under contract law, deposits are generally non-refundable. However, in the first instance, you should check the terms and conditions of the contract you agreed with the venue to see what it states in relation to deposits, and in what circumstances (if any) it may be refundable. This will also apply to deposits paid to other suppliers for the event/wedding, for example; music, florists, delivery services etc.

If the deposit is non-refundable, you should discuss other options with the venue to see if they can accommodate an alternative arrangement, for example; an alternative date. Given the exceptional circumstances, it’s likely that most venues and suppliers are dealing with several other couples who have been affected by the COVID-19 situation and will try to accommodate you. If rearrangements are made and deposits or payments are discussed over the phone, be sure to follow up with an e-mail asking the business to confirm the new arrangement in writing.

If you have wedding insurance, it may be possible to make a claim on the policy, for example for lost deposits or other costs incurred as a result of having to cancel your original date.

However, this will depend on the terms and conditions of your policy and when the policy was purchased. Remember to contact your insurer as soon as possible to discuss your options.

 

 

The other perspective- anonymous post on HIGH Facebook group: 

 

 

Dear bridal couples, my heart goes out to you all. These are extremely uncertain and unfortunate times for you and your wedding plans. As a Supplier, I personally wish I could give advice, how to proceed, whether or not to wait it out, try a more intimate alternative. The truth is, I just don’t know. We have not been given the answers.

Wedding suppliers are in the most difficult and challenging times that we’ve ever faced.

We haven’t been given any actual guidelines and little to no assistance or advice from government bodies. We have been left at a complete loss, just like you.

We as suppliers are people too. Fellow humans also struggling through the pandemic.

We may have our own health issues, family members who are cocooning or frightened to step outside their door. Financial issues beyond our control and worries about how and when we are going to manage the next bill which is coming through the door.

This is nobodies fault. No one is to blame and we are in this together.

Not every supplier can do what other suppliers can. Some suppliers are booked so far in advance or are/were so well sought after we cannot give the exact answers you want to hear.

We need to be fair and considerate in our next moves and just because another supplier jumps, doesn’t mean we can too.

Our reputations are our bread and butter. When we give answers our customers don’t like, whether be it out of our control, or the dates simply aren’t there to start with. It should not mean that our reputation suddenly should become a punching bag.

Frustrations and emotions are high. There is a lot of ill-advised information circulating on the internet.

But please don’t forget, we as suppliers feel the strains too.
We are distraught too.
We have worries just like you, just on different terms.

We have to take abusive, offensive and rude emails on the chin.
We have to apologize and try to smooth out the supplier/customer relationship.

We cry too.

As a supplier, I ask you, please think before you type.
Please think before you criticize.
Please think as a fellow human, working with another through a devastating, blameless crisis affecting us all.

Sincerely yours,

A Supplier”

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” Frustrations and emotions are high. There is a lot of ill-advised information circulating on the internet.

But please don’t forget, we as suppliers feel the strains too.
We are distraught too.
We have worries just like you, just on different terms.

We have to take abusive, offensive and rude emails on the chin.
We have to apologize and try to smooth out the supplier/customer relationship.

 

As a supplier, I ask you, please think before you type.
Please think before you criticize.
Please think as a fellow human, working with another through a devastating, blameless crisis affecting us all.

Your Supplier… “

( Borrowed FROM HIGM Facebook Group – so true….)

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