Coronavirus pandemic is provoking hysteria all over the World and the spouses, who planned own destination wedding in Italy or in other countries, are in doubt regarding they can proceed during these surreal situation. I’m here to try to answer at all your doubts.
What can I do if I planed to get married in Italy in 2020? Should I postpone my wedding or to cancel it? Is it better to choose a new date in 2020 or in 2021?
When everything could appear uncertain, I want to help you to clarify your uncertainties.
We are living crazy days, I know, and all our certainties seem to teeter. Perhaps, you are also seeing dark everything and you are think that the situation can not change.
If at this mood, we also add the uncertainty about the possibility to realize own dream wedding in Italy, it’s normal to fall into despair… But, keep calm and don’t worry!
During this lockdown period, due to coronavirus pandemic, all the weddings and events can’t be celebrated and the spouses are obligated to postpone the date. Most of them are in serious difficulty to manoeuvre among the procedures to put in place the right steps to postpone own destination wedding in Italy, especially if you don’t have a local wedding planner at your side.
To help at all the spouses without a wedding planner, who can assist them during these weeks, I’d want to answer at the most common questions that are into the spouses’mind, now, to help you to clarify all own doubts.
And remember: THINK POSITIVE AND STAY AT HOME!
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I PLANNED MY WEDDING IN 2020?
If you planed your destination wedding in Italy in May or June, I suggest you to postpone the wedding in the autumn season 2020 or directly in 2021. In fact, even if the lockdown could be finish before May, it will be very difficult to return immediately at our common habits: people could be still afraid to travel abroad, as well as the government could be maintain some restrictions, to avoid a new spread of the virus.
Instead, if you will marry in July / August 2020 you could have two possibilities: wait the end of April / beginning of May to decide if it’s better to postpone the wedding or not, or decide to change immediately your date.
The choice depends on different factors, first of all your personal feelings, as well as the development of the organization: are your guests cancelling their presence at the event? What is the situation in your country? If you think that you could feel more relaxed to postpone the wedding, do it! You will live the next months calmer and you will enjoy your wedding without stress.
Otherwise, if you are little torn, you could ask at the venue and at all your suppliers to put an option on your alternative date, in order to understand the developing of the worldwide situation.
SHOULD I POSTPONE OR CANCEL MY WEDDING IN ITALY?
My personal suggestion is: postpone the event, no cancel it.
First of all, the suppliers are very willing to assist the spouses during this difficult period, so you haven’t to be afraid that your wedding can’t not be realized.
Also, even if the period doesn’t seem so easy and happy, on a psychological level, work on your wedding will help you to take on positively the situation, concentrating yourself only on the details of your event.
And don’t forget that when everything will finish, people will want to take time to celebrate the life and to stay together… so, what is it better than a wedding to enjoy these feelings?
WHEN SHOULD I POSTPONE MY WEDDING IN ITALY?
It’s difficult to establish a specific period in which postpone your wedding in Italy, now.
My suggestion is to take into consideration a date from this September / October, or also in 2021… And don’t be afraid regarding the season; in fact, a lot of Italian wedding destinations offer enchanting vibes also during the autumn / winter season.
For example, a wedding in Tuscany in September / October allow you to breathe the atmospheres of the grape harvest: the vineyards full of grapes, the reddish hills, the delicious food products of the season, such as the truffle of the mushrooms…
Also, the temperature is often warm and pleasant in the South of Italy, during the autumn season; so, a wedding on the Amalfi coast, in Puglia or also in Sicily, will maintain the same charm of a summer wedding.
And if you had to marry in an Italian city, like Rome or Florence, you could also take into consideration a winter wedding in Italy ( November / December ). The winter season will allow you to discover a different vibe of your dream city, without loose its authentic charm.
Instead, if you don’t want to give up at your spring / summer wedding in Italy, my suggestion is to postpone it directly at 2021. You will be more relaxed and your confirmed suppliers will guarantee you their services at the same conditions of 2020, anyway.
HOW ARE THE SUPPLIERS WORKING ON THE POSTPONED WEDDINGS?
During this period, the suppliers are working hard to assist all the spouses, in order to guarantee them their wedding in Italy.
In fact, all the suppliers are guaranteeing the same contractual conditions and the same prices at the spouses, either that they decide to postpone the event at another date in 2020 ( high-season, too ) or that they decide to postpone the event in 2021.
So, you don’t be afraid if you don’t find a suitable date, this year. You can serenely choose to postpone your wedding in Italy in 2021, at the same conditions of 2020.
HOW CAN I INFORM MY GUESTS ABOUT THE CHANGING OF THE DATE?
It’s enough to send them the information by email or call them directly. Nowadays, the technology gives us a lot of tools to stay connected together: from a classical phone call at the grandparents, to a message in your friends’ WhatsApp group, up to a new digital “save the date” by email at all your guests in which you inform them about the new date.
Whatever the solution that you will choose, I suggest you to create something of fresh and optimistic, to downplay the situation. It will be an authentic panacea.
And, If you created a wedding web-site, you could include a specific page of the topic, to inform periodically your guests about the develop of the situation.
HOW CAN I PROCEED IF I WANT TO MARRY IN 2021?
Otherwise, if you would want to marry in Italy in 2021, I suggest you to start the organization of your wedding, anyway.
You can not come to Italy, now, but you can start the planning of the event first of all collecting all your ideas and preferences and, of course, selecting you Italian wedding planner, who will assist you both in the organization of the celebration and in the management of this particular situation.
Later, you can start the planning together, working on the research of the wedding venue and the delineation of the quotations and availabilities for your date.
Obviously, you can not visit the venues, now, but lot of them can send videos and photos that can help you for a first selections of your favorite ones… Then, when it will be possible to travel again, you will be able to come to Italy for an on-site inspection.
Of course, you are perfectly in time to plan your wedding in Italy in 2021, but nothing to avoid you to dream it by now!
These are only some of the most common questions that are worried the spouses in these days, but, of course, if you have other specific questions or doubts, don’t hesitate to contact me.
It will be a real pleasure to assist you with my knowledge to cancel all your doubts.
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