All Saints Estate – Supplier Focus
July 19, 2021
When planning your wedding, you usually have the venue sorted out straight away but what happens when something doesn’t go to plan, like a global pandemic? I had a chat with the lovely Milly, the Venue Manager from All Saints Estate to discuss everything from planning to rescheduling due to Covid.
Hi it’s Milly here,
There is no doubt that the wedding industry has been on a rollercoaster ride over the last 18 months, and this ride will continue into the foreseeable future. Planning weddings alongside Coronavirus is our new norm, but for newly engaged couples it seems like an impossible task. Fear not wonderful couples! I am here to ease your concerns.
We’re scared to book our wedding date in case there is another lockdown or restrictions affect the wedding that we want to have.
This is a valid concern. To avoid added disappointment in this case, I recommend not choosing a wedding date that has a sentimental background (such as an anniversary). If there is a date that is an absolute ‘must get married on this day’, you could consider a two-part wedding! Host a small intimate ceremony on the sentimental date, and a ‘vow renewal’ with the larger celebration a few months later.
How do we notify our guests of a date change?
If your wedding date must change at short notice (snap lockdowns!), a phone call/text message/email is required right away to notify your guests.
Following this, you might like to consider a ‘Same Party Different Date’ card to send to guests to let them know you will be rescheduling. This could be a physical or virtual card.
Wedding websites have become a great way to save on repeat stationery costs during COVID! They are a quick and easy way for your guests to receive updated information.
What should we do on our original wedding date?
Whether you’re stuck inside for lockdown, or restrictions mean you can’t see all of your nearest and dearest, the original date can still be all about you and your partner.
Switch your phone off. Set up a cute picnic space in the living room with duvets and pillows. Order (contactless!) Uber Eats from the Thai place you love, get one of everything, and I know you want that extra peanut satay sauce. Crack open a bottle of wine (All Saints Estate Riesling will go great with the Thai!) and hit play on the latest movie you’ve both been dying to see.
Whatever you choose to do, it should be something relaxing and soothing that the two of you will enjoy. It’s okay to be a little sad on your original wedding date – just remember the fun is still to come!
All Saints Estate owns three properties (All Saints Estate, St Leonards Vineyard & Mt Ophir Estate)