To Postpone or Not to Postpone?

There’s lots of discussion at the moment about weddings and whether couples should postpone until restrictions are lifted properly.

As I’ve said before, the only right answer is what works for you. However, there are some things you shouldn’t postpone doing regardless of when your wedding date is.

As soon as you have your date, get your invitations out. To put it bluntly, you will be competing with other couples for dates. You don’t want to miss out on having the guests who mean a lot to you because another couple didn’t delay in getting their invitations out.

Another reason to get your invitations ordered is that you don’t want to get caught in a rush. Not only are you competing with other couples for guests but also for suppliers. If you wait, you run the risk of getting caught in a bottle neck of customers all wanting the same suppliers work. That delays you getting your invites out and we’re back to the first issue.

Can you see the vicious cycle delaying organising your wedding could land you in?

This is the same for all the suppliers whether they are florists, cake makers or food truck vendors. To make sure you have the ones you want, you need to not hold off booking.

If you decide to hold off booking some things, maybe because you’re having a friend make the cake or you’re using technology for your invites, there are two areas you must not delay on.

The first is your venue. As weddings have been on hold, there is a back log of ceremonies that need to be held. This could mean you have to wait longer for the venue of your choice. For that reason, once you’ve chosen your venue, get it booked. If nothing else, it gives you a date to work back from with your organisation (and don’t forget to check the church and Registrars availability before booking your venue as they too are in high demand)..

When you book Capesthorne Hall for your wedding you will be our only wedding. You are our only priority on your big day.

The second is your dress. Wedding dresses, depending on the intricacy of the design and embellishments, can take a long time to create. That time is likely to be extended because of social distancing measures. Even if your wedding is in eighteen months away, do not delay in beginning the search for your dress.

Whatever you choose to do, make sure it is the right thing for you. Whether you choose to go ahead with your date and have a smaller, more intimate wedding, or hold off until you can have the grand wedding you originally planned, do not be swayed by people who might have a different views to you. It’s your wedding not theirs.