First of all, we hope this post finds you all well!
In over 15 years in the wedding industry we thought we had seen it all: Swine flu, Zica, Hurricane Odile where we had to postpone several weddings but “This” was unprecedented.
A couple of weeks ago our brides and grooms started questioning about what they should do with their beautiful weddings only weeks away! No one wants to ever think about canceling their wedding or postponing it. Months of planning, all the excitement raising, all the guests with their travel arrangements done etc… It was a difficult decision to take!
Obviously, prior to the flow of questions from our clients, we had done our diligence and investigated very carefully all the scenarios, reading many articles trying to separate the facts from the fake news (There was a lot to do) and trying to anticipate what could happen. Yes, like everyone else it was a first and we didn’t know what to expect!
We started contacting the resorts, the venues, and the vendors, asking them what would be the scenario if we needed to postpone would they be willing to support the couples because all the wedding contracts were mentioning either “Acts of God”, “Hurricane” or “War” but none was ever talking about “Pandemia”! This word will be, as of now, on every wedding contract for sure. Luckily everyone was extremely flexible and supportive!
Then we had long talks about rather or not the couples should postpone their big day! The answer was, for most of our weddings from March to May, “Yes”! Some may ask “Why?”, “Did you think about the local economy?” etc… but let’s be honest even before the border got shut down we knew this was going to be longer than announced and it could take weeks or months to recover. As of today, we are still uncertain when this will end. We can only base ourselves on the Chinese experience expecting to be fully recovered in the fall.
But as we look back to the past couple of weeks and seeing where we stand now we can only say that it was the best decision. Hosting a destination wedding is all about having fun and gathering and we knew lots of our guests would not have enjoyed the next month or so.
Now we only look at this time as an opportunity to detail even more these weddings and an additional reason to celebrate when our couples return in the fall.
We send our love and compassion to all the couples who had to postpone their wedding and want to let you know that we are really happy to assist anyone with questions or doubts.
Until then stay safe wherever you are!