Rescheduling Your Jackson, Michigan 2020 Wedding
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many brides and grooms are faced with having to reschedule their spring and early summer weddings. If you are one of those Michigan couples, do not panic. Experience Jackson has many resources to help you smoothly and easily reschedule your special day. Start with our helpful step-by-step guide.
Step One: Contact Your Most Important Vendor
The very first thing you need to do is contact your most important vendor to secure their services on a new date. This is the vendor you cannot imagine your wedding day without. It may be the DJ, photographer, or the actual venue. If your wedding is not going exactly how you first planned it, we want you to have as many important items as possible, starting with a special vendor. If you find you are unable to reschedule your venue for a new date, use our venue search tool to find a new possibility.
Step Two: Reschedule/Update Custom Order
Once you have your new date and most important vendor rebooked, call all companies you have custom orders with to reschedule and/or update the order. This would include stationary, florists, and anyone else who is creating a custom order just for your big day. Calling them immediately is important to make sure florists don’t place fresh flower orders, or the stationary company does not begin printing invites or custom pieces for the day of the wedding with incorrect information on them.
Step Three: Call Your Remaining Vendors
Next, start calling the remaining vendors to see if they are able to accommodate your wedding on the new date. It is important to stay flexible and have an open mind as your original vision may have to change. It may be helpful to communicate with vendors why you chose them, and which aspects of their service were most important to you. Doing so may help them to see your vision and allow them to accommodate some of your needs, if not all. This may include having your ceremony and reception in two locations instead of one due to overlapping event bookings.
Step Four: Make a List of Vendor Services Still Needed
With the rescheduling of your wedding, not all of your vendors may be available for your new date. And that is ok, because Jackson, Michigan has tons of wonderful vendors that will make your day extra special. Compile a list of services you still need and start working down the list until all your vendors have been secured.
If you need a new ceremony or reception location, start with Experience Jackson’s free Wedding Planning Guide. Not only does this have a wonderful list of venues broken down by the style of wedding you wish to have, it also includes services for booking hotel room blocks, activities for out of town guests, and so much more! If you’d rather see a complete listing of Jackson area venues, we have that too.
With a vendor for every interest, Jackson, Michigan has just what you need. For additional vendor services, TheKnot.com has a wonderful list of local vendors, from caterers to florists, DJs, bakeries, and more!
Step Five: Contact Your Guests
More than likely, you have already sent out your save-the-dates, and some guests may have booked their accommodations. Because of this, it is important to notify your guests of the date change. This can be as simple as sending out an email, creating a private Facebook group with just your guests, or if you have a wedding website, you could notify guests through there.
Rescheduling your wedding may cause a need to reschedule your hotel room block. Experience Jackson can help you with that! Head over to the hotel room block section of our website, complete the form, and we will put you into contact with local hotels who meet your requirements.
Let the Planning Begin – Again
While unexpectedly rescheduling your wedding during this difficult time may seem daunting, just know Experience Jackson is here to help you in any way we can. We hold a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the Jackson, Michigan area, and want to make this time as easy as possible for you as we can. Please contact us with any questions you may have. Happy Planning!
Published on May 6, 2020.