Covid19 Coronavirus and your wedding planning

We’re going to get through this together!

Thank You for understanding!

Updated 15 September 2020

 The government presented a new plan 1-5 levels – see below

 

” 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….)

Last day or two a lot of fake information about wearing masks – You and Your quests DON’T need to wear a mask if You DON’T want – You only SHOULD not MUST wear a mask – that’s Big difference…

Enjoy Wedding Planning! 

Covid19 Coronavirus and your wedding planning 1

From Your Wedding Suppliers

  • We suppose to start our wedding season in April…. at the moment we are unemployed on COVID -19 payments with no weddings since December until – …no one knows…- we hope October!
  • Due to the volume of cancellations of weddings at the moment most suppliers can’t return deposits/part-payments  I’m afraid – Even if we would LOVE to   :(
  • 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.
  • 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

 

5 reasons to consider an intimate wedding!

 

We are on the same boat – thank You for understanding! 

 

 

 

This is why I write a few tips below to help you all in the reorganisation of your big day also tips:

 

 

“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?…”

 

 

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

 

  • When looking at a new date, look at all days of the week, not just Saturday or Friday.
  • Most GOOD SUPPLIERS have Saturdays and most Fridays are already booked up from March to October 2021!  
  • If you want a specific supplier or venue then look at other days – I hope that will help!

 

  • Do not contact the supplier with just one date available from Venue – try to contact supplier and Venue and pick  4- 5 dates. It gives You better start …

 

  • Midweek dates are still available – more chance that ALL Your suppliers will have those dates available.

 

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

 

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

 

  • Also – suppliers can’t hold two dates for You for long – as there is a lot of people moving dates now…

 

  • 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.

 

 

Please look out for each other and be kind.

 

 

 

Legal advice below from Consumer Right IRELAND Page if anyone needs:

 

 

 

 

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.

Also some tips – Flights Covid-19:

https://www.ccpc.ie/consumers/covid-19/consumer-travel/

 

 

Also a few tips from Weddings online team!

 

Some tips for our Brides & Grooms from Weddings Online Team: 

 

1. Don’t postpone until you have to. Keep in touch with your wedding co-ordinator. Remember that if we can get through this pandemic like the Chinese seem to have done, Summer weddings are still a strong possibility.

2. Ask your venue co-ordinator when you have to make the postponement decision by

3. Remember – you have worked hard to get together your dream wedding supplier team. If you do have to postpone, choose the earliest and best new wedding date for you and your supplier team

4. Consider a midweek wedding date or a Sunday – this gives you the best possible flexibility and gives more chance that all of your suppliers will be free. #midweekweddings

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

10 Top Tips to help Plan a Winter Wedding in Ireland

 

SAVING MONEY TIPS!

 

BEFORE CHANGING YOUR WEDDING DATE :

A small tip for people looking for new date- to be sure You have all Your deposits from all suppliers transferred to new dates I think safer is to look at Thursdays, Tuesdays or Sundays – as Your new wedding date as they are not as busy as Saturdays or Fridays.

Also, look at months not as busy as July or August.

November, January, February?

 

Also, what can help?

ask all your suppliers to send You all available dates let say for September and then ask your venue – big chance some date will be free for all suppliers and venue

Daniel

Stay safe!
#stayathome

 

 

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 pandemic.

We may have our own health issues, family members whom are cocconning 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”

 

Thank You, Claire, for Your help with those tips!

https://www.clairemalone.ie/

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