Coronavirus and Your Wedding
For all of us around the world, coronavirus has completely changed our daily lives and uprooted our big and small plans for the next several months. It’s caused undo financial, emotional stress, and grief, especially for those who are vulnerable or carers for others. So for those of you who are planning your wedding on top of the current situation, I can imagine that life feels quite unstable for you at the moment and my heart goes out to you!
If you have already booked me for your 2020 wedding, and you are unsure if your current plans will be going forward, please keep me updated as you go along. This way I can keep you informed of my future availability should you decide to postpone.
I want to ensure you that I will do my best to accommodate your rescheduled date and offer flexibility as much as I can.
I’ve outlined my postponement policy below to give you a detailed understanding of my protocol should you need to reschedule your wedding date.
My Postponement Policy
I am very happy to accommodate rescheduling your wedding date to the best of my ability. If you are postponing, please, please be in touch as soon as possible to make sure I am available for your future date BEFORE you decide on a new date.
If you reschedule within 12 months of your original date, to any day excluding a Saturday in July or August, there will be NO FEES.
While I would love to be able to accommodate all my couples and not incur any more costs, there are only so many days in a year I can book, and I’m only one person. This means that if I reschedule weddings to the following year on prime booking dates, I am missing out on the income from that date and spreading one years income over two years.
There are two situations that will incur postponement fees:
- If your new date is on a Saturday in July or August of 2021 or 2022 there will be a 25% transfer fee to account for the peak date change.
- If your new wedding date is more than 12 months from the original date, a new deposit fee of £400 will be added, and the remaining balance (paid or still due) will be transferred to the new date.
Your Remaining Balance and Payment Schedule
In the event of postponement, 50% of your current remaining balance will be due on the original final payment date. All fees will then be added to the new balance going forward, and this remaining balance will be split into two payments, due 90 days and 30 days before your new wedding date respectively.
What if I am unavailable for your rescheduled date?
If I am unavailable for your new wedding date, there are two options. I can offer an associate photographer to shoot your wedding, and the remainder of the contract will be fulfilled by me. Meaning I will edit the images in my signature style, deliver your gallery and any albums and prints you’ve ordered. Option two is that you cancel your wedding photography services, and follow the cancellation policy in your booking contract.
We’re in This Together…
The idea of possibly having to postpone a day you’ve been planning for months, even years, can be overwhelming. If you have any questions along the way, need advice about any aspect of your wedding, or just need to rant a bit, please know that I am here for you cheering on your day. I’m happy to answer questions and be a listening ear, so feel free to give me a call or email anytime.
Your day may take a little longer to get here, but know that when it does finally come, it will be just as incredible and full of joy, love and celebration!
If you're looking for a photographer who will capture the joys and uniqueness of your day, and celebrate with you like a friend, let's have a chat!