To be more specific, when checking availability with the location, do not be afraid to opt for midweek or Sunday dates.
In addition to having more chances to find a date in your favorite month, there will certainly be more availability from other suppliers.
Don't be afraid that your guests will decline your invitation for a midweek or Sunday wedding for business or travel reasons. I am sure that, at the end of this long quarantine, each of us will not want to miss any opportunity to have fun and travel, at the cost of arriving at the office with dark circles!
Then block a couple of dates for the time necessary to check the availability of the other suppliers and, only then, confirm the new date.
The first suppliers with whom to check availability are those who will have the most work to do for your wedding and the greatest amount of material to procure.
First of all the catering, consequently the renter (chairs, tables, tablecloths, etc.), then the florist, and so on.
Some supplier companies have several work teams. This means that they have the opportunity to work on multiple weddings on the same day, while maintaining the same quality of service.
On the one hand, this better guarantees their presence on the new date, but let's make sure that the same people you have already met/tested will be the ones who provide the service.
If this is not possible for a date overlap, I recommend repeating the eventual testing or making another appointment to meet the people who will work on your wedding.
As we said, we are all aware of the period we are experiencing and complications that this entails for everyone and in every sector.
Let's make sure, however, that the contractual terms of service and payment remain unchanged, for the new date, with respect to the original agreements.
Since this was an extraordinary situation, nobody could be 100% prepared for the consequences, but I am sure that everyone's goal will be to find an agreement to get the best possible result.
Watch out for season changes!
The first thing to check, once the new date has been chosen, is the reception menu - which is always in accordance with the seasonality and availability of fresh products - and the flowers for the setup - for the same reasons of availability of the products.
How can I communicate the new wedding date to the guests?
On this point the anxieties and worries of the spouses are infinite and, sincerely, not necessary!
We must always remember that we are all in the same conditions and that, of course, your guests will understand the need to postpone the wedding and certainly expect a communication for the new date.
There are many ways to communicate the postponement of the wedding! Starting from our beloved social media through which, with a nice video, a simple video presentation, or a digital graphic on the line of your invitations, you announce the new date and - for confirmation - the details of the event: venue, times and program of the day.
If, on the other hand, you are more traditionalist - or simply not well versed in technology - ask your graphic designer to create a new mini-invitations for you with all the details of the "Change the date" and start sending / delivering them.
In a situation like the one we are, I am sure that nobody claims punctuality or respect for the rules of etiquette in communicating the new date.
It is up to you to decide the means and the type of communication to give, just don't forget anyone!!
Finally, as a lover of my job, I cannot fail to strongly advise you (if you haven't already!) to hire a Wedding Coordinator who can help you to deal with all the necessary formalities we have talked about, to solve those little mishaps and to coordinate the arrival of suppliers through a well-studied timeline to be respected during the wedding day.
Basically, let's try not to waste time and energy in negative thoughts and anxieties, but to focus on the best way to "transform" your wedding!
Do you have other doubts? Write to me and let's talk about it together! I am an optimist by nature, and I am sure that the solution is right before your eyes!