Wedding Planning During COVID-19 Pandemic – Instagram Q&A


As a wedding planner my job is to guide my clients throughout the planning process, especially during difficult times like this with so much happening. With so many unknowns and couples struggling to figure out what is the best decision to make, it is even more important to be working with a wedding planner.

Recently on my Instagram, I asked you what questions you had for me during this time and these are some of the reoccurring questions, so I thought I would answer in a blog post…

Q. Should we continue with planning when we’re all under strict guidelines to #stayhome and most businesses are closed right now?
A. My recommendation would be to start reaching out to vendors that you wish to hire to service your wedding. Don’t wait, setup phone calls to learn more about their services and how they can help you with your planning and on your wedding day.
After you book their services you can start talking about your wedding idea, like design mood boards, timeline creation, menu selections, etc. The idea is that the sooner you start talking about your ideas + needs the easier it will be to get going when things start up again and we can meet in-person.

Q. If we book you and then have to move our date will there be a fee?

A. Couples booking wedding planning services with us for mid-late summer, Fall and Winter 2020 will not be accessed a booking fee. What we would do is transfer your deposit from your original wedding date to your new date and your balance due will not be required until six weeks before your new date. There might be a small booking fee for couples simply cancelling their wedding and/or moving to 2021/2022 for fear that COVID-19 might impact their wedding. Please understand that each vendor is different and different policies and guidance applies to each individual contract. We do our best to accommodate each of our clients as much as possible. But please also understand that we are a small business and rely on booking fees to operate our businesses, and in order to do so, we need to charge additional fees to cover our costs even though we’re still losing thousands of dollars.

Q. What insurance companies do you recommend?

A. now more than ever couples need wedding insurance to protect their investments. See this post to see a detailed post on wedding insurance.

Q. Are you currently taking on destination weddings? We’re considering March/April 2021 in the Bahamas.

A. Congratulations! Yes, we’re currently booking 2021/2022 weddings, including destination weddings. To discuss your specific wedding, simply complete our Contact Us form and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Q. Do you have any Saturday dates in November and December 2020?

A. Yes, in November we have the following dates available: 7, 14, 28; and in December we have 5 and 19 available. In addition, we also have several weekdays and Sundays available as well. To discuss your specific date/wedding, simply complete our Contact Us form and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Q. Are you taking on new clients?

A. Yes, absolutely! We are currently booking for 2020/2021/2022 weddings. To discuss your specific date/wedding, simply complete our Contact Us form and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Q. Are you offering flowers for Mother’s Day? … I want to buy flowers for my fiancé, can I order a custom-made arrangement from you?

A. Yes, absolutely! Simply email me at with your name, phone and email, and describe the size of arrangement you want custom made for your loved one or mom. Please include delivery and/or pick-up information and we’ll be in touch.

Q. Are you available for corporate events?

A. Yes, we are available for corporate events both locally in Northern Virginia and we’re available to travel. To discuss details of your corporate event needs, simply complete our Contact Us form and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Have any additional questions about planning your wedding during COVID-19? Comment below.

Glory Barbaris, Founder + Creative Director


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