CT Intimate Wedding Photographer | Robert Norman Photography
Hunter and Alison met up with me recently for their ‘socially distanced’ engagement session in Southport, CT. Naturally it didn’t take long to bring up the topic of weddings and our 2020 good pal The Corona Virus, as well as potentially reduced guest count and all of the things that have suddenly become ‘normal’ wedding conversation. Were they going to stick to their original plan in September? Change things up and do a ‘mini wedding’ (kinda hate that word but you know what I mean)? Get married this year but party later on?
It was all up in the air.
Shortly after, Alison emailed me to inform me that unfortunately with the way things are progressing recently, that they were putting their date off until 2021. She was pretty agitated about it, which got me thinking about what couples are going through from THEIR perspective. I know how tough it’s been on my side rescheduling basically 95% of my weddings to next year, but what feelings were THEY going through? Rather than guess, I asked them to share their thoughts, which I hope can give YOU a little insight if you are going through the same thing!!
Read on, my friends…
“Luckily (or not) all of the planning had been taken care of before the pandemic hit. Everything was in place and there wasn’t much else for me to do except for go pick out chairs and flatware for the reception. We also were supposed to finish our dance lessons 😂 otherwise it was just sort of a waiting game.”
“When we made the decision to postpone our big party, I got In touch with all of our venders and asked what THEY had available and for them to review their cancellation policy just in case. Everyone was very easy going and flexible and encouraging and didn’t give me any trouble. They basically said they would be there whenever we needed them.”
(Pro Tip, Vendors : don’t be a schmuck about rescheduling!)
“I have had many sleepless nights during this pandemic trying to figure out what the best thing to do is. It’s been tough having to sacrifice and make cuts to things. I am also always concerned about everyone else. My wedding planner finally told me it is just about me and Hunter and everyone else will respect what we choose to do. Hunter and I very recently decided that since we will be spending August on Nantucket that we will have a mini-wedding / ceremony there with just our parents. This is something we both feel good about because it is a very meaningful place to us. Hunter admitted that he was actually feeling a little anxiety about our original plan but now he feels awesome because what we came up with is extremely low key/low pressure.”
“We will have a large celebration at some point. Right now everything is a “one day at a time” situation. When this virus is a thing of the past, we can’t wait to have the reception I know we deserve.” ❤️
Thanks guys for sharing your thoughts! I know once we actually get to DO this it will be a fabulous day for you both!