A Guide to Wedding Insurance, Postponements, and Cancellations

A wedding cancellation or postponement means a change of plans for many people, including family, guests, and of course, vendors. For this reason, people need to approach canceling or postponing their wedding with that mindset, especially in this time of crisis, with social isolation and necessary distancing.

Here comes the question – what it means to cancel or postpone a wedding and how to navigate the process? Well, here is a simple guide that will help every bride-to-be nail it.

Stay Informed

According to Aleah Valley of Valley & Company Events, couples that don’t have a planner must stay-up-to-date with the latest news – but be sure not to let yourself get overwhelmed with every single news article.

Check With Your Insurance

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A Guide to Wedding Insurance, Postponements, and Cancellations

Jove Meyer of Jove Meyer Events in New York City advises couples to first call their insurance company to explore what their policy covers and what it means for their vendor relationships.

Consult a Professional

If the need to cancel or postpone a wedding occurs, couples should consult with their wedding planners first, or if they don’t have a planner, they need to ask their caterers or vendors for advice.

Understand the Financials

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A Guide to Wedding Insurance, Postponements, and Cancellations

The following measures should be taken to clearly understand the financial burden of postponing (or canceling) a wedding.

Read the Fine Print. Couples need to reexamine all the contracts they have with their vendors. They need to check the vendor’s cancellation policy to see if they have missed something that allows them to receive the money back outside of what’s refundable. In force majeure cases like quarantine and social isolation, for example, what the clause covers really depends on the wording of the contract. If there are any questions, it is always best to seek help from a lawyer.

Plan for Additional Costs. While Meyer and Kendall (a photographer based in Washington State) say vendors are doing their best to work with couples changing their plans due to recent events, it’s not always possible to do that at the same cost. Couples should be mindful of the additional work and time when they make a change. It is good to keep in mind that vendors are happy to do the requested changes, but they should be compensated in some way, depending on the change or changes.

7 Unique and Creative Ways to Add More Greenery to Your Wedding Decor

Everyone loves nature and loves to be around it. Who wouldn’t want to get married in a venue that looks like a piece of a mystical forest? Think about it, how beautiful the backdrop of a vine-covered arch would look in your photographs? We’re sure you want to have some fun at your wedding and make it look unique and spectacular. You could also make your wedding a little greener and avoid things that would make your wedding look less mundane. Try these creative ways to incorporate greenery into your wedding décor.

Go Green With Your Invitations

Whether you decide to make it a flower-themed wedding or a wholly green-themed wedding, invitations with green, delicate leaves painted on the envelopes will give your day a beautiful touch.

Let Your Dress Make a Statement

What’s the point of having a green venue and not making green a part of the most important spectacle of your day? And by that, we mean incorporating green on the bridal gown! If it’s going to be your day, make it completely yours by getting a gown with delicate vines or leaves printed on it. The beautiful dress with its layers will add more flare to your day! Or you could just get an all-green gown.

Get Creative With Your Bouquets

Throw out the regular old bouquets and bring in the greens. The best way to make greenery a part of your wedding is to incorporate it into each fine detail that is going to have the spotlight on the day!

Let Your Little Helper Chip in

Think about it, how cute will the children look with green tiaras on their heads or just delicate green bracelets wrapped around their wrists? You could also have your pets carry green corsages around their little paws.

Decorate the Backdrop

Whether you have a wall as your backdrop, a mandap, or an arch; you can use green vines to decorate it all. Go with the flow and let the vines cover your backdrop and steal a little spotlight!

Let Your Aisle Speak for the Theme

Line your aisle with green plants and vines and let it look like a part of the theme. You can use plants and arrange them along the aisle or get garlands and decorate your seating with them.

Let Some Green Drip Off of Your Roof

The most beautiful part of having this color at your wedding is that you can make nature a part of your wedding or take your wedding and make it a part of nature. Do not forget to let the roof of your venue be covered with delicate green vines and leaves. Just think of how majestic it will look in the photographs!