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Guidelines if you have to postpone or reschedule your wedding
It is 2020, you were supposed to get married soon, but the Corona (Covid-19) virus has made that impossible…
Or maybe there are different unforeseen circumstances that have forced you to postpone, either way you are heartbroken…
Just to let you know, I AM HERE FOR YOU! I know this is not easy, but you are not alone… Thousands of other couples are going through the same experience right now.
All the wedding service providers (your venue, photographer, DJ etc) are all feeling the same emotions.
I am by nature a very positive person, so I KNOW (like I really know) you will have your dream wedding day come true! 🙂 It might not be when you planned, but it will happen for you…
Here are a few guidelines and things to keep in mind when you have to postpone or reschedule your wedding:
EMBRACE YOUR EMOTIONS – there is nothing wrong with crying and being angry. Acknowledge how you feel, but then you have to decide to start being positive.
Life has always been unpredictable. Even though a world pandemic doesn’t happen every day, I know you are equipped emotionally, spiritually and physically to get through this…
ACCEPT THE REALITY – you now have to accept what has happened and make peace with the fact that you have to postpone your wedding.
DON’T LET THIS STEAL YOUR JOY – especially your joy as a couple and your excitement for your wedding!
CONTACT YOUR VENUE – ask then what dates they still have available for 2020 or even next year.
Be open to weekday or Sunday weddings.
Now is not the time to be too picky with a specific day… I promise you, your guests will still attend 🙂
CONTACT YOUR SERVICE PROVIDERS – now that you have available dates from the venue, you now have to see which of those dates all your service providers are still available.
Remember that wedding service providers are easily booked 12 months in advance.
With a weekday wedding, you will have a better chance of securing all your service providers.
DECIDE WHICH DATE WILL WORK FOR YOU – you need to make sure that the date suits you as a couple, and the important family members you want at your wedding. Again, everyone needs to be understanding during this time… The friends & family who really wants to be at your wedding will make a plan; they will take off work for one day or even just 1/2 a day.
CONSIDER AN ELOPEMENT OR INTIMATE WEDDING – You could perhaps still get married on the date you planned (during this pandemic). It can just be the 2 of you with 2 witnesses and the wedding officiant. If you had to reschedule due to any other reasons, this could still be an option.
GO OVER THE CONTRACTS – make sure you understand all your different vendors’ contracts; do they have any cancellation or postponement fee? For me personally during this time, I do not have any postponement fee, and I know most other vendors also don’t. But you could lose some booking fees if a certain service provider is not available on the date you choose.
COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR GUESTS – a great way to do this is to setup a wedding website.
You can keep them up to date on any date changes.
HELP YOUR GUESTS – your friends & family have probably made bookings for accommodation, remind them to reschedule this as well. Or you can even make a group booking at a hotel or guesthouse.
RESCHEDULE YOUR HONEYMOON – You will also have to get in touch with your travel agent to help you reschedule your honeymoon.
CELEBRATE THE DAY ANYWAY – your original wedding date might have changed, but you can still celebrate the day. Find a way to make it special for you as a couple. 🙂
Words from Southern Sound:
**We also don't have a postponement fee and have frozen our prices.
No new rates for 2021 will apply and we have created a Plan A + B.
Please keep in mind, that we are all in this together and trying to support and accommodate as many of our couples as we possibly can.
If our Plan A + B can't work and we are no longer available, cancellations fees as per our contract will apply.
We are here for you every step of the way and will assist you to the best of our ability to make your dream come true.
We have aligned ourselves with 2 other DJ's that can help on the days where we are no longer available.
**AT NO ADDITIONAL COST to you!
But, this is only a plan A + B, as we would still love to be part of your big day.
As Southern Sound, we have frozen our rates and for the moment and we will have NO increase for 2021.
The good news, even though we only have 3 Saturdays open for the rest of the year, we still have plenty of Fridays and Weekdays available, even on Sundays! Please, we urge you to be open to that idea.
We have plenty of available Saturdays for 2021 (as we only have 4 booked dates so far)
And if you and your fiance need to move your date to the new year, we can definitely assist at no additional cost or rate ❤️
This is more than just the music, this is a journey we face together.
Terwyl alles om ons verander en die normaal wat ons geken het soos 'n mat onder ons uit geruk is...
Wil ons graag hierdie gratis Afrikaanse tydskrifte met julle deel <3
Tyd om te leer, te groei en te besef wat belangrik is in hierdie vreemde nuwe wereld.
Ek weet die emosies is soos 'n weghol trein.
Vat dit maar net dag vir dag, sterk wees, huil wanneer jy moet, kyk op en waardeer die mense en dinge in die lewe.
P.S Dankie aan my pragtige skoonsus, Ang wat dit met my gedeel het x
The news of the Covid-19 virus is causing havoc in so many industries.
And the wedding industry is definitely one of them.
My heart goes out to our couples who either need to postpone their big day or slash their guestlist :(
Click on the link below to get your plans together:
To all of our booked couples, if you need to postpone your date, please contact us and let's see how we can help:
Stay safe, healthy and wash those hands 🙌
We #LoveLetters 🤩
R + L tied #theknot at the beautiful #weddingvenue @suikerbossie_restaurant in January.
Thank you for sharing your day with us and also for this awesome #testimonial
I highly recommend Southern Sound for any function.
They assisted us with our wedding at Suikerbossie and were phenomenal - from the lead up to our wedding to on the big day and even subsequently!
Christelle is so professional and friendly and so quick to respond to any questions or queries you may have.
Both her and U-one made time to meet with us during their holiday to run through the music for the day and even gave some helpful suggestions.
U-one is really one of a kind and knows how to read a crowd - we had so many of our guests say how impressed they were with the music selection and could easily have kept dancing into the early hours of the morning.
We had our ceremony outside, reception inside and load shedding half way through our speeches and the sound was exceptional throughout!
U-one constantly made sure we were happy and even included music in our ceremony when we exchanged our rings which really added to the atmosphere and emotion of our ceremony.
Definitely the most competitively priced quality sound solution for your event!
THANK YOU Christelle and U-one for making our day so memorable! X
Choose to be awesome today 🤙🎶
We love celebrating LOVE at the beautiful Murasie, the land of milk and honey!
It's an absolute honour to be part of their preferred supplier list.
Celebrate your perfect day in a spectacular way. Country ambiance with natural fynbos, green lawns and wild oak trees.
Enjoy the magic of their wide selection of natural resources and fresh atmosphere.
Begin your love journey crossing an old wooden bridge, follow the path to the pond, stroll along river streams, exchange your vows at the pond, wander through natural habitation and singing birds.
Say “yes” overlooking Overberg’s mountain panoramic view.
Enjoy the golden sunset fading from burnt orange to lilac to purple and dark blue.
Murasie promises you an unforgettable experience.
It was was awesome being part of this beautiful day! Congratulations again Michael & Lize <3
This spectacular video was taken by our friend in the industry: Gustav Films
Flowers and decor by: Husband and Wife Team
Photos by: Explore Adore Photography
Hair & Make up: Studio Michelle
Jewelry: Carins Jewellery Design
Did he or she finally pop the question?
Congrats on your #engagement 😍🥂
It's time plan plan the #Celebration and #Party of your life 🎉🎶
Bring on the night so that we can #dance forever!
We are #SouthernSound
Based in the beautiful #CapeTown and specialize in #Music and #Sound for your big day. .
We have been in the business of creating good times since 2011.
It's more than music when #love wins ❤
#SaveYourDate with us!
Turn up the volume. Let's play!
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