COVID-19 POLICIES & RESCHEDULING YOUR WEDDING
CURRENT 2020 WEDDING COUPLES:
I want you to be aware of my availability before starting the process of rescheduling your wedding date. To make things easy I have created this guide including steps to rescheduling, my availability calendar for 2021, my rescheduling policy, and links to wedding blogs providing advice to couples during this time.
contact your venue
You deserve to have your wedding day! Postpone your wedding date, do not cancel it. Contact your venue first and ask for dates they have available in 2021. Venues typically only book 1 wedding a day so it is important that they are consulted with first about a date change.
contact your vendors
Reach out to all your vendors and let them know the date options your venue provided. Ideally everyone should be available for at least one of those dates. Remember each vendor is a small business so each will have their own rescheduling policies.
Send an "unsave the date" to your guests.
Follow-up with a new save the date 12 weeks before your new date.
Send an official invitation 8 weeks before your date. Yay!
Send these digitally (free and eco-friendly) or via mail.
= not available
Plan your new date around a day I have available. If you choose a date I am not available then I will hire an associate photographer of equal skill and talent to photograph your wedding day. If an associate shoots in my place all editing and final gallery delivery is still done by me.
There is no rescheduling fee, but you will need to sign a rescheduling addendum.
Your original retainer payment and any payments made are applied to your new wedding date.
Your payment due dates will change based on your new wedding date.
You can put a soft hold on a 2021 date if you are unsure about rescheduling at this time. If someone else chooses that soft hold date you will be notified and will then have 72 hours to decide if you want to move forward with officially rescheduling or the date will be released to the other couple.
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I CAN'T WAIT TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU!
outdoor session policies
You are not required to wear a mask during your session but I will be wearing a mask at all times..
I kindly ask that you keep your distance from me. In different circumstances hugs and handshakes would be welcomed but right now the rule is 6ft.
Sessions and/or meetings will have an adequate amount of time between them to allow for cleaning and sanitizing.
Most outdoor locations require a permit application and/or fee or permission from the property owner, you are responsible for ensuring we can shoot at the outdoor location you choose.
wedding blogs you may find helpful
Will there be fees associated with resheduling my wedding?
No. Even if this is your second or third time rescheudling, there will not be a fee associated with moving your date.
What will I do if I have to cancel my wedding due to COVID-19 restrictions?
You don't have to cancel. Rescheduling for a future date is the best way to make sure you don't lose any retainers you have already paid to secure your vendors, and to give you and your spouse the wedding day you always envisioned! If you don't want to reschedule, another option is sizing down the guest count to meet the standards whether it's 10 people, 50 people, or 100 people.
When should I reschedule?
This will likely depend on your venues rules but I would advise at least 1-2 months before your wedding date. For 2020 couples, you can rescheudle as early as you woud like. I have had Septemebr and October rescheudles already and am happy to accommodate their change of date.