We knew from the start that our wedding wasn’t going to be very much like the ones you see on TV. We were two butch lesbians, for one, so even the gay wedding media I so desperately sought out rarely depicted couples that looked like us. Then COVID hit, and then spread, and everything changed…
When I first started planning my wedding in 2019, I never imagined I’d be asking vendors about their policy regarding plagues and the end of known civilization; I didn’t think I’d have to put on a facemask or gloves just to conduct a simple interview. Someone forgot to mention those possibilities in my trusty wedding planner. Now as I go through my checklists, I have to wonder if I’m planning a wedding or preparing for the zombie apocalypse.
My partner and I were supposed to get married in June… but because of Coronavirus we had to move our date to 2021. In May, we wrote, recorded, and filmed the song together as a little project to announce the postponement to our guests… and to help us feel better.
Last week, we did two posts for couples whose weddings are being impacted by Coronavirus. Today, we’re sharing this post by Portland coordinator Elisabeth Kramer, with advice and guidance for wedding vendors. Please leave a comment if you have additional resources to share!
Let’s talk about the question that’s been on a lot of people’s minds: will this affect my wedding?
TL;DR: Yes, unless your wedding is in the fall or afterward.
Not everyone has dreamed of a big wedding. So when you’re confronted with the planning of one, there might be some lessons learned the hard way: “If you want to have a gorgeous and huge wedding with all the trimmings, go for it! But if you’re more like me, who never really thought hard about a wedding until you were with your life partner, and you love the outdoors, more intimate ceremonies, and really just can’t wait to marry the love of your life without all the trappings of a more traditional wedding, I’ve got your back…”