The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has placed various major events on hold including the Olympics and once-in-a-lifetime celebrations like your wedding. The threat of the virus on public health and state orders have resulted in mass self-quarantine, travel bans, and total shutdowns of businesses in different industries. This has left many soon-to-be newlyweds deeply concerned about the impact the coronavirus will have on their upcoming nuptials.

We understand how frustrating it must be to reconsider your wedding plans, especially with the amount of time, money, and effort you have put into organizing it. However, celebrating you and your partner’s union is not impossible.

What to Do

You are neither helpless nor alone — there are several things you can do

The pandemic can affect individual weddings differently. Couples are advised to assess their personal circumstances when making decisions or changes to wedding plans.

Most importantly, make sure to check the latest updates from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization (WHO). These health agencies provide guidelines to keep ourselves healthy and safe amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

With the coronavirus pandemic during the wedding season, here is general guidance to keep in mind:

Get in touch with your wedding event planners and explore your options

Because your vendors may be getting several requests from various clients, it may also be challenging for them to accommodate further requests; but rest assured that they will do their best. Be patient, polite, and professional; explain your situation, concerns, and requests.

If your wedding is scheduled while social gatherings are restricted but you’re proceeding as planned, have a more intimate affair. You may have to consider shortening your guest list to protect friends and family who are older, more susceptible to the disease, or living far away.

If you decide to cancel your plans, understand that some vendors and event planners in Toronto may not be able to give you a full refund. If you opt to postpone it, you may need to pay a certain fee. Check with your vendors and the contracts you signed. With the number of people affected by the pandemic, it may not be completely possible for businesses to grant all requests. Talk to your team and work together for a possible solution.

Wedding Ideas During the Lockdown

All you really need is each other and an officiant

If your wedding license is close to the end of its validity period and you are pushing through with your wedding, there are several things you can do. However, it’s imperative to prioritize safety and make sure you’re not going against current government regulations.

We know you want your family and friends to share in your joy. Plan the reception at a later date so you can celebrate with them when things have settled. Even if they can’t physically be there for the ceremony, all those who matter to you and your partner can still join the succeeding celebration.

Wedding Ideas When Restrictions Have Lifted

A private wedding with your closest family and friends makes it more intimate

If your wedding date is set at a later date when public gatherings are permitted again, safety should still be a priority. For this reason, opting for a small, private wedding may continue to be the best course of action until COVID-19 is no longer a threat.

Indulge your guests with a diverse selection of drinks

While a small, intimate wedding does not necessarily mean a simpler private event, coordinating for a few invited guests means less daunting and anxiety-inducing planning and organizing. Additionally, small private events give you more flexibility when it comes to your budget and more time to focus on important details. 

With elle cuisine, rest assured that your small, private event will be a memorable, love-filled affair with the finest food that will surely wow you and your guests. We have a highly trained and experienced team to ensure a flawless and memorable catering experience. Call us today at 647.430.3553 to request a quote.