When I think of weddings the image of double-cheek-kissing in the receiving line comes to mind – but what about the coronvavirus? Do we postpone our daughter’s June wedding because of the coronavirus? If so, how do we go about postponing the wedding? When would we postpone it to? We booked a lovely wedding event space in Newport a year ago, and I dare say our daughter and her fiancé don’t wish to wait another year.
–Parents of the Bride, Brooklyn, MA
Dear Parents of the Bride, you have my heart felt sentiments and I agree that if there is ever a time for double-cheek-kissing it’s at a wedding, but the coronavirus is testing many couples hoping to be married this year. Some wedding couples are saying, “Let’s not wait,” and are being married at City Hall or quietly elsewhere. With many churches closed, they are being creative.
- Purportedly, the number of new coronavirus diagnoses will slow down in the warmer months.
- Have a quiet wedding now.
- When the coronavirus fatality rate stops growing and, for instance, the state of Rhode Island is no longer in a State of Emergency, you can reset your plans. I know that’s painful, but everybody loves a wedding and all those who intended on attending will make a good show.
- On the upside, if the wedding dress you ordered is being made abroad, there will most likely be a delay in receiving it on time, but with a change of date you’ll have it.
Postponing your daughter’s wedding would definitely take finagling.
- Talk to your wedding coordinator and have her or him speak to the events manager where your daughter’s wedding is booked about a contingency plan. Ask for a date later in the year, even if it’s in the fall. Newport is absolutely beautiful then, and double-cheek-kissing will be all the rage again.
- Another upside is that the wedding couple can keep guests and family amused and in the loop through their wedding website. The trick is to lightened up and have fun with the delay.
- Your guests who received the save-the-date card will be wondering about their hotel and plane reservations, so it is important to act quickly.
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daughter’s upcoming wedding by phone
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