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If you have to cancel or postpone your wedding due to coronavirus, telling people is one of the huge, dreary parts of the process. To make things a little easier, here’s a list of sample wordings for an “Un-save the Date” or a Corona cancellation.

Funny Covid-19 Wedding Rescheduled Annoucement Ideas

Corona Came!

But they didn’t bring beer. We have to reschedule. We can’t have our wedding without beer. Stand by for a new date!

Un-Save the Date

We would like to cordially invite you to not come to our wedding on ____ because no one will be there. Unfortunately, although we were really looking forward to celebrating with all of you, we had to cancel due to Covid-19. If you want to come anyway, feel free to dance in front of our venue, socially distanced, of course.

Printable Etsy Wedding Cancellation and Postponement Cards

Etsy is great because they support individuals and small businesses (for the most part). These are digital downloads you can buy and either the seller customizes them for you, or you can customize them using an app or program (there should be clear instructions). Then, you just get them printed or print them through a desktop printer! Since I didn’t know what I was doing the first time I printed something myself, I’m including pro printing tips at the bottom.

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Whenever my husband and I are watching a wedding movie or TV show, and a soon-to-be married couple cries, “This is OUR wedding!” we laugh. Because most of the time, weddings start out being about you two getting married, and end up trying to make dozens of other people happy. As a Los Angeles wedding photographer, I get to see a lot of weddings and get close to many brides in the months preceding the wedding. So here’s my advice to you:

Be Yourself.

Your soon-to-be spouse, your friends, and your family really love you for you. Not for the perfect, traditional person you could be on your wedding day. So if you don’t want to do a bouquet toss or garter throw, don’t do it. If Aunt Butter is scandalized, that’s her problem.

Be Yourself.

On the other side, if you love tradition and all the little symbolic traditions, do them! My two older sisters were very traditional with their weddings, and we all knew what to expect. It was beautiful.

Be Yourself. Find Who You Are as a Couple.

I bought my dad a kilt for our wedding. I made my own dress, a Celtic/elvish style dress. My mom and I made medieval style bridesmaid dresses. We didn’t kiss until our wedding day and got married in my parent’s yard.

How?

Surround yourself with helpers who feel your vision and can encourage you to stay true to your choices if there’s pressure to change your mind. Bridesmaids, friends, even family. Regardless of how old you are, peer pressure exists. We like to please the people close to us. So choose to surround yourself with people who understand what you would love to have.

Don’t Shoot for Perfection.

So don’t sacrifice your happiness as a couple on the altar of having an Pinterest wedding.

In the end, this isn’t a day for perfection. It’s a day for marrying the love of your life, the person you will be with forever. The memories you make here will last so much longer than an Instagram post. So don’t sacrifice your happiness as a couple on the altar of having an Pinterest wedding. If the pictures are amazing, but you remember being stressed and angry at each other, it will not be worth it.

Psst… a lot of times, those perfect weddings you see on Pinterest are “styled shoots,” which means a bunch of wedding vendors come together and put together a photoshoot. The couple and bridal party are all models, the cake is never eaten by guests, and no one has to do anything but stand and dance around for photos. They are an ideal, but frequently on a wedding day things go wrong and you only have time for a certain amount of photos.

Always remember: the goal is to get married and commit to loving each other forever. If that happens on a hammock over a swamp, that’s amazing. If it happens in a castle in Scotland at sunset, that’s amazing.

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Creating a wedding day timeline can be intimidating! This is my method for walking brides through creating a timeline! All you need to know, to start off, is the ceremony time. Then, I walk you through figuring out the rest.

FYI, most vendors want a rough timeline ASAP, but I always check back with a bride/groom closer to the wedding day. It’s normal for timelines to shift as little things get adjusted. Do not worry if you find out you’ll need to adjust the wedding timeline a little!

This is a downloadable PDF. Feel free to download, print, scribble on it, share this page, etc. I only ask that you direct people to this website, and not send your downloaded copy around. That way, it makes it easier for others to find it, as well.


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I wore a veil at my wedding. It was my mom’s, beautiful, and each of my sisters had worn it before me. But for some, the decision is more complicated. As an affordable Los Angeles wedding photographer, I’m very close to many brides on their wedding days, and I hear and see the advantages and disadvantages of a veil. So, here are a few things to think about.

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I can’t claim to be an expert. But throughout my photography career I’ve amassed a bag of tricks I use to get kids to cooperate with photos. I grew up in a large family and my mom was also a very good photographer. So I learned some from her, some from hanging with my nieces and nephews, and some from just plain old remembering what it was like to be a kid. So here’s my top advice to parents and photographers.

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So this article popped up on my newsfeed, and I had a few thoughts about it. Basically, this cute couple hired a wedding photographer (unnamed) for their upcoming wedding, and when they got photos back, they were HORRIBLE. They had looked on the photographer’s instagram, and liked what they saw, but the actual product was awful. The photographer didn’t ask for a contract and they paid her $800.

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So, you want to elope, but don’t know how your family will react? Here’s a little advice from someone who has seen a LOT of weddings. As a Los Angeles wedding photographer, I get involved very early on in the process. And I totally understand the thought of “I want to elope.” I’ve seen the planning process and the stress of traditional, big weddings. I have had my own relatively simple traditional wedding. And I’ve photographed quite a few elopements. If you want to elope, go for it! Here are some tips for breaking it to family/friends. The photos scattered throughout this post link to real elopements I’ve photographed recently. Hopefully this article comforts your soul and helps in your journey.

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non-traditional wedding events, bohemian wedding inspiration, unique wedding traditionsSo a few weeks ago I got to photograph the most artsy, unique wedding I’ve had to date. Koye and Mitch (#koyeandmitchelitsofficial) are one of those couples who come up with non-traditional wedding inspiration. She has bright red bobbed hair, wears retro, and looks adorable doing it. Mitch is a sweet, artistic guy who just perfectly fits with Koye. One of their wedding events was a parasol parade, where they walked with their guests from the ceremony to the reception (just a 20-minute walk away). I’d never seen this before and it was so fun! We all had colorful umbrellas that protected us from the hot sun. It was also genius because it helped with parking (since we were in a downtown area). 

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As a Los Angeles wedding photographer, one of the things my clients don’t like to ask (but want to know) is how to look good. As someone who spends a LOT of time behind the camera, in front of the camera, and behind a computer going through thousands of photos, I have a few tips on how to look great.

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