Well, in the hard times of Coronavirus lockdown where the entire world is fighting for its survival, it seems like you totally need to cancel your wedding plans for a greater good. So, if you are someone who was all set to get married in April, May or June of 2020, it’s time you cancel all your bookings including informing the same to your guests that it’s not happening anytime soon.
Wondering how to go about cancelling all your wedding plans from the scratch?
Well, here’s a step-by-step guide to cancel your wedding amidst Coronavirus lockdown
1. Inform Your Guests About Your Decision Via Text Messages Or By Updating Your Wedding Website.
Yes, as calling up all of them won’t be feasible, it’s better to send out Whatsapp messages, text messages or update your personalized wedding website. You can send them a message like this one!
Now that there is a situation of lockdown and curfew, we’ve made the painful decision to cancel our wedding. Know that your presence is important to us which is why let’s wait until it’s safe. Sending you all love and good health.
Alternatively, you can prepare some light-hearted fun creatives announcing your change in wedding plans. Here are a few examples for you:
- Good things take time. Wait for some more time before we say “I Do” !
- Cheer up, you still have some more time to learn your dance steps. It’s going to be a little longer before you finally get a chance to shake your legs!
- We are currently on “Quarantine Mode”. Your patience is appreciated.
- Let’s take things a little serious before we actually celebrate carelessly.
Don’t miss checking out How Deepika “The RCB Girl” cancelled her wedding Due To Coronavirus Outbreak.
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2. Next, Try And Contact With Your Wedding Vendors. (Not sure if a lot of them would be available in Coronavirus lockdown situation)
Check out their rescheduling and cancellation policies. Some vendors will give you a portion of your deposited amount if you have enough days ahead for your wedding. The closer you are to your wedding day, the less likely it is that you will get your money back. If you are looking forward to cancelling your wedding completely, know that most of the money you have already paid will not be coming back.
In addition to phone calls, it’s smart to also communicate in writing to ensure that vendors will not try to take advantage of the situation by charging you with unwanted cancellation charges. Here’s a sample wedding cancellation email you can send to vendors with your booking details.
Dear [Vendor name],
With the coronavirus lockdown situation getting worse, I want to [cancel/postpone] my wedding scheduled for MM/DD/YYYY. I understand that my deposited amount i.e _____ for your services is nonrefundable. Having thoroughly read all the terms and conditions of our contract, I hope no additional payments are pending from my end.
3. Don’t Feel Disappointed And Rather Practice Self Care And Social Distancing!
Social distancing and staying at home doesn’t mean that you cannot stay connected to your partner or friends. Switch to video calls and messages and stay connected at heart!
P.S. your wedding can wait. Don’t be impatient. It’s time you should think about the entire nation and not just yourself. Because it’s better late than never!
Also, check out How To Plan Ghar Ki Shaadi Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic.