Venue refusing postponing July wedding. July brides – are you cancelling?

posted 1 year ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2020

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blumaroo90 :  Hi, UK bride here also getting married in July! – at the moment me and my other half are hanging tight and waiting until mid May to make a call. We haven’t been in touch with our venue about potentially postponing because we know they’ll just tell us to wait and see.

I think the situation is changing so quickly each day you may need to check back with them in a few months. I do think 3-4 weeks is a bit mean and personally if I was a guest I would want to know before that time especially if paying for flights or booking hotels.

 

Hang on in there bee, hopefully our weddings can still go ahead as planned x

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

So I can only speak as a US bee, but I’m also a wedding vendor. At this point I think you’ll find most everyone is in the same situation. Most of us wedding vendors are trying to do whatever we can to make the most of a horrible situation and do what we can to help our couples. That being said, strictly from a business standpoint I feel like no one is going to postpone weddings that far out just yet – especially since we just don’t know how long this thing will last. 

Think of it this way….right now all our March, April & May couples are all *having* to postpone even though they don’t want to. If you postpone your July wedding now, and come July your venue is open and everything is under control, they’ve now lost out on a 2020 date someone who wouldn’t have cancelled could have had PLUS a 2021 date they now can’t book with a future client. I know it sucks, I truly do. Right now if one of my June or July couples wanted to reschedule I’d probably go ahead and do it, but I’m a much smaller business and don’t have the overhead of an entire venue + staff. 

Your venue and all the other vendors are literally under water right now working day and night trying to reschedule couples whose weddings are immediate within the next few weeks or should have already happened. As hard as it is to hear, just know that it’s equally as hard for me to say, because I’m all about making sure your clients are taken care of….but honestly your July wedding is likely just not an immediate priority for them now. 

Big hugs though. This whole situation is horrible and it’s got all of us stressed. As a wedding photographer I’m super invested in my couple’s day. We’ve spend months talking about their wedding, photographing their engagement sessions, etc. Just last night I had to move one of my last May weddings. Every day I wake up and feel defeated for my couples because I know their stress is just as big as mine. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I think they are just trying to manage what they can right now and as time progresses they’ll tend to the needs of the next set of brides/grooms. Give them a few weeks to sort the April and May brides. I don’t see this ‘blowing over’ by July but would also be said to try and be rescheduled during the first quarter of next year. Hugs, bee xo

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