Changing my wedding date, and I have no idea what to expect.

posted 2 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
878 posts
Busy bee

How do you plan to do your vows? Will it be elaborate enough that you would need her help?

Post # 4
4817 posts
Honey bee

You’re essentially hiring her for an entirely separate event.  These are two discrete events that exist independently from each other.  It’s not like you’re just carrying over one singular event into the next morning – you’re still holding an event the day you presumably contracted for though it looks different than you originally thought. So I would be prepared to pay her whatever her full rate is for both events and be delightfully surprised if she gives you a discount.

Post # 5
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would expect to treat these like the two separate events they are. You will likely have two contracts. Don’t expect her to do both events for the price of your initial event.

Post # 6
7992 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I agree that these are two separate events and would need two separate contracts. Additionally, even though you have made your plans for next year, you still need to ask her availability if you want her help for that. She cannot just automatically be there for you on a different date, so I’d book that date with her ASAP as many others are changing their wedding dates, too.

Post # 7
34 posts

Yes, we may do something similar if we cannot have the reception on 8/22 this year.  I will use my photographer for both but she will only put in the 9 hours she is under contract for, so we have to split it up or pay more.  I think you will have to pay more for sure since its planning you need for two separate parties.  If you do the reception next year, will you wear your dress again?  I am trying to decide if I would wear it the party a year later or if I would want a less elaborate party style dress.  

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