Updated: May 15, 2020
For those of you with a summer 2020 wedding date, it's been a roller-coaster few weeks. It probably feels like the whole world is against you, and I'm gutted for all those couples who have to make moves to change or re-schedule their big day because of Covid-19. It's an uncertain time, so here are a few bits of information you might find helpful during this time.
Firstly, we're all in this together - I'm on your side and routing for you.
The thought of re-planning the celebration you've already worked so hard on will feel overwhelming. But your day will come, and it will be as freaking awesome as you've always dreamed of.
There are two options you could choose to look at:
1. Find a date later in 2020 which works for you, your venue and suppliers - I have a lot of love for winter weddings, they can be special and amazing and I'm always happy to work with lights and get stunning night-time shots.
2. Move your wedding back a year to 2021, again checking in with your venue and suppliers availability.
Check your wedding insurance
Your first port of call should be your wedding insurance provider, as insurers may cover costs should you need to postpone your wedding.
Some couples won't have insurance, and if you have already booked with me I will be happy to transfer the retainer fee you paid upon booking to your new date - if I am not available I will provide a trusted associate photographer to shoot on my behalf, all your images will still be edited by me in my signature style.
Speak to your venue & suppliers about alternative dates
Second, you should speak to your venue about alternative dates, then check in with your suppliers to make sure they are available on that date. They will likely be inundated with couples wanting to move dates to later in the year and 2021, so the sooner you get in contact the better.
Saturday is the most popular day to get married, so perhaps take a look at a Friday or Sunday wedding - those who mean the most to you will make the effort to be there whatever day of the week.
If you were planning on having the ceremony and reception at two separate venues, it may be that you can't find an alternate date that both are available. You could consider having the ceremony reception on different days.
It is also possible that your suppliers, including photographer, might already be booked for your new date. Finding a date that suits all your suppliers might be tricky, so you might need to be prepared to search for the odd new supplier - speak with your intended suppliers about who they recommend if this is the case.
If you need a new photographer, I will try to match packages where I can
If you are required to postpone and reschedule your wedding date due to Covid-19 and your original photographer is already booked for your new date please reach out and get in touch with me. Where it is possible I am trying to match the price and specifications of the wedding photography package couples have booked.
You can learn more about me and my work here.
Having a wedding photographer that will capture your day the way you want, and a wedding photography package you will look back at for years to come, it is one of the most important aspects of your day.
The best photographers are likely to be filling dates up quickly with other couples who need to re-schedule, so make sure you don't delay.