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Wedding postponed? we've got you!

Updated: Apr 23

I've teamed up with Clare at the Wedding Box Boutique theweddingboxboutique.com who I love working with for an insight into how we can support you if you have to postpone your wedding.


First let us re-assure you. Your wedding suppliers want to do their very best by you. Everyone understands it is a disappointing and a stressful time. Please remember it is a postponement, you are not cancelling on love and happiness. You will marry the love of your life when life returns to some normality - and it will. When it does, your wedding will be even better than you had first planned.

Your Wedding Flowers:

My spring and summer weddings are now postponed. Dates are being re-arranged, some for the end of 2020, most for 2021. One thing I found very helpful is when couples keep me in the loop, letting me know they are looking at date options. It means I can pencil in all the new date options in my diary, until one date is confirmed.


Some of the postponed weddings that were due to take place in May and June - the much prized peony season, have become autumn weddings. No matter, remember that flowers are beautiful all year round! It just means in some cases we are suggesting a little tweak to the colour palette. It also means that if you'd like to change your mind a little about a colour scheme or a design, I am open to review the initial plan together. And because I am missing working with flowers so much, I am missing creating beautiful wedding flowers for my lovely clients, I know that I will be inspired to create even more beautiful flowers for your wedding.


PS: with postponed weddings as well as new weddings, 2021 will be a busy year. I'd advise potential new clients looking for their wedding flowers for 2021 to start earlier than planned as our availability will be more limited.

Wedding Planning:

Clare is the owner of theweddingboxboutique and a venue co-ordinator at the stunning https://wadhurstcastle.co.uk

and equally stunning http://brickwallhouse.co.uk


She is also a bride-to-be who had to postpone her wedding. She says having a wedding planner can make things easier as you can leave a lot of the co-ordination to them.

Another of Clare's tip is that you don't have to re-invest in a whole new set of printed stationary for your new date. There are beautiful on-line cards you can personalised and send by email.

See below Clare's gorgeous change the date

she emailed to her family and guests.



Clare spoke to several brides, she says a lot of what she hears resonates with her own experience. One bride, Sophie said that once the initial disappointment and uncertainty passed she felt relieved to have her new date in the diary. She could start again looking forward to her wedding planning .

So some positives, in no particular order:

Having extra time to get "wedding ready" (perhaps still needed after that lock-down...)

Having more time to save for that wedding evening dress you've always fancied

Spend more time with your bridesmaids (and give them more things to be responsible for before and on the day!)


The most important thing to remember is that we are all in unprecedented times. Clare and I never imagined the much planned first wedding season of the new decade would be...well...put on ice.... We've been blown away by the spirit of "we are in this together" shown by our lovely clients and fellow wedding suppliers. Faced with having to postpone their much cherished wedding plans, our clients have shown resilience and consideration, taking the time to write emails to explain their situations, hoping we can still be their wedding flowers, or arrange their weddings. Our answer is a resounding YES of course we will do our utmost to provide you with your dream weddings. We've got you!




Credits:

Clare Edwards, the Wedding Box Boutique theweddingboxboutique, her change the date stationery is from the Invite Shack https://www.theinviteshack.co.uk

The models in the top photo are photographed by Rebecca Carpenter Photography https://rebeccacarpenterphotography.com, at Wadhurst Castle https://wadhurstcastle.co.uk

Hair and make up by Make Up Angel https://makeupangel.co.uk ,

Bride's dress from Love in Lace Bridal https://www.loveinlacebridal.co.uk

Groom's suit from Suits to Suits https://www.suitstosuit.co.uk

Rebecca also captured me with the bouquet I created.


John Knight Photography https://johnknightphotography.co.uk photographed Clare at Wadhurst Castle Carriage Barn as well as my moon-gate arch and floating cloud.


Hope I haven't forgotten anyone...


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