Post # 1
My fiancee and i finally decided to change our wedding plans. We were meant to get married August 30, 2020. But have decided to move the date over to next year 2021, but we still want to do our vows on our intended date, as the date itself is very special to us. Our venue has our 2121 date available, we booked it and even though we havent officially moved our vendors to that date yet, we know they have availability for our new 2121 date.
My issue/question is this. I havent spoken to my wedding planner about my future plans just yet, we wanted to make the decision with family and not get any outside opinion on changing the date. But now that we are, I wonder what I can expect. If we do our vows this year we clearly are going to need from her help pulling this off, but since now we’d be basically asking her to work two dates for us a year apart from each other, what should we be paying her? Shes been great every step of the way, and Im sure she wouldnt try anything shady, so thats not why I am asking. I just wondered if anyone else with wedding planners could share their experiences with changing their date, what new fees you encountered and essentially having the planner now take on a third event with just the date we kept to do our vows and get officially married.
Thank you so much to any one that answers.
Post # 2
How do you plan to do your vows? Will it be elaborate enough that you would need her help?
Post # 3
we wanted to do something cute and out doors, maybe a park, beach, vineayrd if they let us. With just our parents, best man and maid of honor, and the officiant who we already had booked (and photographer). My fiancee and I are still working full time, hes actually an RN and is working double overtime right now, we really dont have the time to even put this together. Would we need permits? To beh honest i dont even know what park we could it at, so where to even do it. How do we make it look nice? We want to share it live, everyone can atleast watch and be with us even from afar. So there are alot of moving parts here that we are not comfortable doing ourselves.
Post # 4
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
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
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
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.
Post # 8
We canceled our wedding due to the covid. We were really upset because we lost a huge amount of money, so we decided to make the wedding in the casual style https://storyofthebride.com/2020/casual-wedding-looks-ideas-for-a-modern-bride/
Hope this works out and cross fingers that all guest will be satisfied.