Coronavirus and Your Wedding

March 20, 2020
High Five wedding venue

By Jamie May Photography:

Let’s talk about the coronavirus and your wedding

I cannot even imagine what brides and families are facing. Their perfect day, that has had so much planning, time ,and thought,  has been thrown a major curveball. 

What are brides doing? Do we reschedule?  Change the guest list to accommodate? All the questions that must be spinning. My mind is spinning with yours, and Jamie May Photography and team are going to do our best to get through this together.  

Unfortunately, I do not have the answers and I bet everyone’s situation is different. After some thought, this is some advice on the coronavirus and your wedding.

My advice is :

1.  If you can make changes and keep your date, do it. 

2.  People will understand that you have to change the list to lower numbers. 

3. Get outside if possible, rather than inside.

4. Maybe simplify. Do a ceremony and plan a big party later. 

5.  Get creative. 

6. Sometimes the only option is to reschedule.

7. Be flexible since there is perhaps more limitations with rescheduling. People get married on different days of the week. It is becoming more common to have a Thursday, Friday, Sunday wedding  so you do not need to worry about the traditional Saturday. 

8. Different venues are offering simple ceremony packages at a two-three hour time slot. 

9.  Because we are a team, we have some strategies on what may come our way.

10. Still have fun with the pictures!

So far I have had one schedule change that was originally intended to be in April. The other axed the reception, lowered the guest list, and their ceremony will be outdoors. I have not had any May or June weddings take any action as of now with the current state of events.  I, along with you, am praying for a miracle in our country. 

Here are recent articles that may also give you some helpful advice:

Bride Magazine

After reading I noticed many other articles relating to this topic at the bottom.

Comment or text me, love to hear your thoughts on the matter!

Now for my most recent wedding….

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These two!… Lucked out in many ways!!! Literally, one week before all the state changes.  Plus, the wedding was in Michigan in March and it was a beautiful, sun, shiny day!!

We were at the High Five in Grand Rapids. It was the first time at that venue and it was a great venue. Especially being winter time! They had a ceremony site on one floor and reception on the other. Surrounding the venue is a quieter part of Grand Rapids, that had a lot of pretty architecture.   Hilary and Zachary had a first look, and I am always in agreement with a first look, see my blog.  We were able to go outside and enjoy the outdoors.   There are some benefits to having your venue at the same location check out my Pros to One Venue post.  LOVE that they had a live band!!!   

 

I am so happy for Hilary and Zachary!! Wishing you both many happy years! Xoxo

Vendor Information:

Venue : High Five GR

Cake: Rykee’s Bakery Grand Haven

Flower: Ludema’s Floral

DJ: Brena Band

Charger Rental: Grand Rapids Chiavari Co.

Photographer: Jamie May Photography

 

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