ow their are a lot of newly (and not so newly) engaged couples out there despairing! They have had to re-arrange there weddings not once, not twice but three times. A mind blowing four out of five couples had to postpone their wedding in 2020. Every time hoping there new date will allow them to celebrate their big day with their loved ones.
As well as all the couples who whilst in lockdown have been inspired to tie the knot, knowing they have survived spending all this time in close proximity to each other,
The wedding industry has been one of the hardest hit during this pandemic. It's been brought to it's knees, and with talk of Summer/Autumn 2021 weddings still having certain restrictions in place, knowing this and the thought of having to cut guest lists and compromise on your wedding day, what is the best thing to do?
Wedding venues are getting a huge influx of tour requests. Which at this stage can't go ahead due to the current restrictions, but once these are lifted, it will be a case of ready, steady go to lock down your chosen venue and date for 2022. The venues will be inundated with not only newly engaged couples but also the coupes who have had to move their wedding date.
I would avoid destination weddings at this stage,the rest of the word isn't as far as we are with the vaccinating and travel restrictions will be in place for a while yet. If you have your heart set on a wedding abroad, plan it further down the line.
Once you have secured you venue, you will then have the same issues with fully booked Wedding photographers, florists, cake makers and caterers.
My advise is before the lockdown is over, use the time to research, make a list of suppliers, pick about 3-5 for each. Lets face it, we have the time to find these people at the moment, then as soon as you have your venue booked, you have your plan of action ready.
Take the time to make a list of questions for suppliers, work out the styles you like and even think about drafting the emails so you can just fire then off once you have the date locked in.
Also remember to respond to emails promptly, at the moment leaving it too long to reply could mean your date gets snapped up!
I have a list of recommended suppliers at the back of my brochure, take a look and good luck.