To book or not to book….

So, you got lucky, and your partner offered you their hand in marriage in Lockdown 2020.

First things first, before you even think about details, this year is different. Do you book for 2021 or 2022? Sit down with your partner, glass of champagne to hand, think about the practicalities and budget carefully.

Brides and Grooms have learnt throughout lockdown when cancelling suppliers not to rush and book suppliers without checking them out properly first; especially if you are getting married next year, or the year after now.

Many did not get refunded due to supplier contracts that were not read properly, or due to suppliers not handling cancellations well. People seem to be rush booking due to this year’s weddings being cancelled until 2021.

Have you checked your suppliers are reputable? not just seeing the cheaper £ signs. Do they have a public liability certificate, this is important or what is their refund policy? All because you want to get married quickly, do not leave these details to the last minute.

Yes, Venues and suppliers capacity is becoming less for 2021 due to moving weddings to next year honouring cancellations.

Please step back, and think about the importance of your wedding journey. You also need to take into consideration the new rules about masks, and social distancing.

I presume that there will be considerations for this at all venues.

Is it essential to get married next year?

I know as a photographer myself, we need money coming in, but I think you have to be realistic. If you want to book for next year go ahead, but if your venue or chosen suppliers are not available are you going to book a less competent photographer, florist, cakebaker who are cheap, and who don’t have the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully?

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