The Elephant in the Room…

Honestly… I don’t even want to say the c-word or turn on the news right now. I don’t want too get to far into it so I’m ONLY going to discuss how this is affecting the wedding industry right now and our couples. This post isn’t meant to sound selfish, a poor-me story, or to avoid the real devastation that this virus is causing; it’s truly awful. We are NOT taking this lightly. This is something that is affecting the whole globe. I’m going to step off my soap box and talk about the realities that so many couples are facing during this time.

Like so many of you, this pandemic is forcing my fiancé and our to put the wedding dreams on hold. To us, we decided that the safety of others around us, our vendors, and our guests is more important than our wedding. We’re heartbroken, yes, but we would be a million times more heartbroken if someone died because of a selfish decision to keep our May wedding date. We we’re scheduled for May 15 – just days after the 8 week CDC ban is due to lift. But with the uncertainty and chances of all hell breaking lose, we made the decision to postpone. While we still are have high hopes during this time, we know things may get worse before they get better. Only time will tell…

The wedding industry is on a hold right now. We’re working so hard with all of our couples to accommodate new dates so that they can have their wedding of their dreams. Things seem chaotic, but we’re trying to handle one issue at a time. If you’re a couple that is schedule during this time and don’t know where to start, here are some tips:

  1. If you hired a planner, reach out to them first! They will be able to handle this situation for you. If you do not have a planner, start with your venue – this will help you figure out a new date or if you’re able to keep your wedding.
  2. Reach out to your immediate family and wedding parties to discuss potential new dates. It may be tricky with everyone’s availability but you have to do what the majority can handle.
  3. Reach out to your vendors! Hopefully they are available for your new date and can make it all work.

I know this is a stressful time, but things will get better soon! In the mean time, I want to share this adorable engagement session by Brianna that may help put a smile on your face!

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For more information on wedding photography in Southern California or to get a quote, please visit our website at www.shyheartstudios.com or give us a call at 657-221-8882.