It’s really not the most exciting of subjects but it certainly is very topical.
At One Curious Dream, we have a very busy year of weddings ahead and our clients, as well as all other couples getting married this year, are very worried about how Coronavirus might impact their wedding. With a global client base, we have been closely monitoring the situation in order to provide the best wedding advice and support to our clients.
As leading professional wedding planners who predominantly work across London & East Anglia (Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge & Essex), we continue to listen to government advice and request that the suppliers and venues we work with take as many precautions as possible to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus.
Following the latest announcements by the UK government, it’s very likely that significant changes will need to take place and that sadly, some weddings will almost certainly need to be postponed until a later date. If you’re getting married, please keep in mind that wedding venues and suppliers have a duty of care to their own workers and will need to prioritise their safety and wellbeing too.
If you have taken out wedding insurance, now is the time to check your policy and see what, if any, cover is in place to cover your wedding for this eventuality. Unfortunately, for the most part, if you simply decide it’s safer to cancel your wedding due to coronavirus, it’s very unlikely that this will result in a successful insurance payout.
As a professional wedding planning business, we have our own risk plan in place that we’ll be ready to implement should we need too. This means that if any of our team are impacted by Coronavirus, we have a network of trusted, experienced wedding planners that we can ask to step in and cover the delivery of our weddings. We’re taking several precautions internally and have changed all external meetings to take place via phone, Skype, Facetime (etc) to minimise the risk as much as possible.
We’re working with our wedding planning clients to put contingency plans in place should the official advice from the government change again. We have primarily focused our efforts on contingency planning for our weddings in April and early May and we’ll do everything in our power to deliver the very best outcome for our couples as well as the venues and suppliers who are involved in One Curious Dream weddings.
Our membership body, the UKAWP, has written a detailed article that identifies some of the ways the risk of coronavirus can be minimised but also offers wedding planning advice to ensure the negative effect is reduced as much as possible. The article can be found here.
If you’re concerned about how coronavirus might impact your wedding, please feel free to reach out to our team of professional UK wedding planners for an informal chat. You can contact us on 0800 772 0765 or firstname.lastname@example.org