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What To Do If You Have To Cancel The Wedding

Updated: Mar 27


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Contact Planners & Vendors

Contact vendors as soon as you can to reschedule your wedding party.

The first thing you need to do if you are planning on postponing your wedding is to immediately contact your wedding planner and/or vendors involved. The sooner you are able to do this, the sooner you will be able to reschedule your wedding with minimized costs. Your planner should negotiate new terms for you with your vendors. If you do not have a planner you will have to work with each vendor on a case by case basis. Andres suggests a minimum runway of 3 months of postponing to give time for all parties involved to properly plan and prepare. The next step is figuring out a new date that works with the venue, florist, catering, etc. Andre reminds brides that those who have canceled first will have first dibs on the next available dates so be patient and flexible with all parties. “Vendors will have multiple clients re-booking so there may be some overlap. If the vendor is not available for the new date, see if they have someone within their company or a freelancer they can hire before you find a new vendor,” suggests Andre.


Riawna Capri, co-founder of Nine Zero One Salon and In common, had to last-minute postpone her wedding she had been planning for over a year and a half. Her international wedding was set to be in Mexico and it wasn’t until ten days before the wedding that she and her partner decided to cancel. “Moving forward with a wedding during this time just didn’t feel right,” Capri said. “Our wedding was the week before stay-at-home orders had been placed so we were able to go down to Mexico with our wedding planner to work thin