When you’re planning a wedding you’re always thinking of the best outcomes, a happy place where only good things come to mind. Certainly having a world pandemic is the last thing one wishes to be facing during this time. Many couples would have started the planning process, whether alone or with the help of a wedding planner months if not years before the big day and bringing to a halt everything is something everyone tries to avoid especially so close to the wedding day itself.
The couples I am in touch with, are mainly destination wedding couples who need to travel for their big day making things a bit more challenging, and a common thing among all the couples is that no one has yet decided to cancel the plans. Everyone is hopeful and positive that this will come to an end. The quicker the better…
What we understand is that most wedding insurance do not cover pandemics, it would cover if a primary member of the wedding party would get ill in any other eventuality, and we have also learnt that wedding insurances in most cases is no longer available.
If you have your wedding coming up soon, and you are still free to travel, you can do things to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Examples include:
- Have hand sanitizer stations
- Limit the number of people, unless this has already happened naturally
- Discuss postponing the reception to a later date
- Limit slow dances
- Have a designated person to open doors
- Limit hugging, shaking hands and kissing
- Don’t have a finger food bar
At the end of the day, couples need to do what’s best for them, their families and their future.