Post # 1
We were planning on a June 2021 wedding (lots of vendor research, no deposits/contracts currently). My first concern was that many of the 2021 dates are going to be taken by 2020 brides rescheduling and that we should act quickly if we want our date, but our new concern is if the vendors go out of business due to the finacial strain of COVID-19. Would wedding insurance allow us to book a venue now without the financial worry of a cancelation in the back of my mind? Are they any other things I should keep in mind, planning wise, amid all of this?
Post # 2
I wouldn’t put a deposit down out of fear they may close like you mentioned.
Post # 3
I’m in the same position and we haven’t booked anything yet, we’ll wait until everything goes back to normal.
Post # 4
yeah, i would worry you might lose your deposit if for some reason your venue closed or went bankrupt. i am not sure if wedding insurance would help or not.
Post # 5
I would absolutely wait until things are back to normal-ish before booking anything. Social distancing is supposed to be recommended until 2022. There will be a second wave of COVID, as per research into past pandemics.
I’m looking to get married in Vegas, and I won’t be booking anything until there is an all clear.
Post # 6
My *rough* date is July 2021 and we are planning a garden wedding. (Registry office in the morning with just a couple of witnesses and religious blessing +food and drinks in our garden)Too scared to plan a big white wedding in a big venue with lots of guests. Luckily I will be more than happy with a small 25+/- guests wedding in our garden. To be honest even that small a wedding is a worry at the minute. But something to look forward to at the same time.
Post # 7
We can hope, but I don’t think anything in 2021 is guaranteed to be “safe” if you are talking about a traditional wedding, nor do I believe the most vulnerable guests are likely to attend a group function in the absence of a vaccine or proven treatment.
If this was me I would get married as soon as that is possible again and then plan a delayed reception or anniversary party at a later date to be determined.
Post # 8
Nothing is guaranteed at the moment. Even a vaccine by 2021 is not a guarantee, because the 12-18 months trajectory of development is only the fastest possible projection – and that’s if everything goes perfectly.
Honestly, I’d either wait it out or have a small wedding and get a delayed reception like wedingmaven suggested.
Post # 9
- Wedding: January 2021 - City, State
We currently have our wedding booked for next year, I won’t lie this is stressing me out big time.
Post # 10
insurance for day event usually just work for the items under that insurance. Usually just insurance for if someone gets injured or for most liabilities on the parties behalf.
i don’t think it’s an assurance of having the venue open if the owners shut down the company/venue.
I’d wait until most of this clears up to be a little more confident in booking
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2021 - Chicago, IL
I’m booked for April 2021- booked our venue and purchased my dress. I want to research DJ, photographer, and secure catering through our venue but not book any of those until we’re in the clear. Definitely stressful, but I’m hopeful we’ll have some positive movement toward 2021.
Post # 12
My FH are in the same boat! We are planning a small family only (plus my best friend and his best friend). It will be about 20 people. We’re aiming for July 2021 but I’m nervous!
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2021 - Glacier National Park-Montana
We’re eloping to Kauai in March 2021. We only have a photographer booked so far. I wouldn’t feel confident booking a large wedding at this point, even for 2021.
Post # 14
All insurance policies have excluded the virus from coverage at this point.
Post # 15
2022? Where did you see that?!