The Year of Postponements – Weddings in a World of Corona Virus

Hey Everyone! We’re FINALLY back with another JKS blog post. We haven’t touched base in a while, but I mean it’s 2020 so I think we can all agree to cut everyone a little bit of extra slack this year. Navigating our “new normal” has not been easy for anyone, and add planning a wedding (or should we say postponing or scaling down a wedding,) into the mix and it’s even more difficult. Although we don’t have all the answers to the questions this year has posed, between our own personal experiences with postponing our weddings, and dealing with all our couples over the last few months we wanted to take some time to share some thoughts with you:

  1. First of all, deciding to postpone (& then postponing) your wedding is no easy task. It can be really stressful, and even more emotional. All the planning and excitement that leads up to your big day suddenly feels different. Coordinating all of your vendors for a new date, and even in some cases deciding which ones to keep and which ones to lose, is one hell of a feat. But try to focus on whats most important: you’ll still be marrying the love of your life and beginning your new life together as a married couple. It might be a rocky road to get to the finish line, but you will get there!
  2. Second – you don’t have to postpone your wedding! If you have an open and honest conversation with your future spouse and decide that a small elopement and party is better for you both, then go for it! Not everyone wants to push their plans for their wedding and their future off in order to accommodate a large wedding, and that’s okay. External pressures can be hard to ignore, but at the end of the day your wedding is about you & your fiance. Do what works for you, and what makes you happy!
  3. A non wedding point we want to make is this – life can be really hard right now. As much as I’m beginning to hate this phrase, these “unprecedented times” are taking it’s toll on everyone. If you need some time to yourself to figure things out, that’s okay. We’re all learning to navigate this new world together, and that process is different for every person. Whether it’s going to the gym, reading a book, or just sitting outside for a little while, make sure you’re taking some time out of your day to take care of yourself. We never knew that this pandemic would last into the fall, and we’re all in the same boat. Life will eventually get back to normal, but for now just do you best!
  4. Last but not least remember that we are here for you. We can be a resource for your planning and postponement questions, or a shoulder for a short vent session if you need one. We know what you’re going through as a wedding vendor, and as people and want to help you in any way we can. As much as postponing was not what we wanted to do, we’re happy that we have this experience that we can pass on to our clients (and non clients.) It’s our wish to make this as easy as possible for anyone else that needs to go through this ordeal. Don’t hesitate to send us an email, a text, or a phone call if you need us.

Til next time everyone!