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from alex

If you’re reading this page than chances are your wedding or elopement has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19), and I wanted to personally let you know how sorry I am that your event has been postponed due to the pandemic. The purpose of this page is to serve you with free content (which you’ll find below) on how to navigate this difficult & uncertain time. Just as well, there is also a special offering for any couples who have now found themselves without a wedding photographer for their future wedding date due to rescheduling conflicts, which you’ll see below. 

Ideally, I want to personally let you know that Alex Lasota Photography will be abiding by all federal, state, and local quarantine/social distancing restrictions and guidelines during this time. We have reached out to our clients letting them know that we plan to adhere to the guidelines set forth by our leaders, and we encourage other businesses + clients to do the same. We are so sorry your wedding has been caught in the mix of this pandemic, and are always here to help you if you have any questions or concerns.  Sending you love & are in your corner!

Stay Safe & Know You Are Loved,
Alex Lasota 

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I would highly advise keeping an eye on the CDC, Federal, and State recommendations.  In order to flatten the curve, it's imperative we all do our part in adhering to the stay-at-home orders and not putting guests + vendors lives at risk.  Currently we're in a waiting game, so if your wedding falls within a 60 day time period, I'd advise you postpone.  If you are on the cusp of that 60 day timeline, talk with your vendors to see if you can come up with a Plan B Date, in case the timeline is pushed further out.   

As of right now if your wedding has been affected by COVID-19.  I'd highly recommend postponing.  If you have an urgent reason to get married, I recommend doing a small elopement & still plan to have your wedding/reception once this pandemic has passed.  

I highly recommend not canceling, as most wedding retainers are non-refundable, and most wedding vendors are willing to wave rescheduling fees + work with you to still make your wedding dreams come true! 

If your bridal shower or bachelorette party falls within the 8 week time frame, then yes, please adhere to the stay-at-home guidelines and postpone the celebrations.  But don't be down! You can still have your cake and eat it too!  Consult with your guests + consider having a virtual ZOOM bridal shower/bachelorette party.  Get some alcohol, some take out, plan some fun games, do in home mani/pedis!  Then reschedule your actual bridal shower/bachelorette party for a later date!  Be open to the fact that your actual bridal shower/bachelorette party might be a little different than you were expecting, especially if you were planning on traveling.   It's best to be sensitive to what your guests financial situation may be after this passes.  So adjust accordingly!

I highly recommend letting go of control.  Be flexible, grateful, and graceful.  Keep an eye on the news every week (or every few days), but don't live by it.  Only dive into news updates when you are in a good headspace.  Adhere to the guidelines per the CDC, but also try to make the most of this time.  Do some at home work outs (stay active).  Try something new (cook a dish you haven't before).  Tune out + relax (check out something new on Netflix or a read a new book).  Give yourself some grace.  Find community by zoom calling with your bride tribe, family, etc.  Connect with your fiance by cooking together, learning a dance, or having a date night. Check off a few wedding planning items you can do at home to feel accomplished.  Know that in the end, you will marry the love of your life, you will celebrate with your family & friends, and it will all be worth the wait.  Don't let this unfortunate circumstance rob you of your joy. 

As of right now, anything July forward I would not consider  postponing quite yet, as once you move forward with a.new date, you risk it being booked by another couple.  I know it's hard, but right now it's best to consult your vendors and just play the waiting game.  We really don't know when this is going to pass & while it very well could still be going at that time, it also very well could be gone.  

Ultimately you must do what's best for you, but the best piece of advice I can give you is to consult your vendor squad.

If your engagement session is scheduled anytime between now and April 30th, regardless of what state you live in, then yes I would postpone.  

Personally, it's our duty right now to respect the regulations that have been put into place in order to flatten the curve so we can all get back to our daily lives, take care of our nurses & the most vulnerable citizens of our country.  Lastly, your engagement session should be a fun & memorable experience rather, and not something where you might not feel 100% safe & relaxed.  So consult with your photographer + find an alternative date to push back to, I promise it will be worth it!

Ideally, it's best to consult your wedding vendors first and foremost to see what they have available left for this year, and then base your decision off of that. 

Ideally, consult with your wedding planner & venue first & then come up with a few Plan B dates to check with your other vendors. If it's possible to still plan for 2020, I'd opt for that - but if there is just no wiggle room with your vendors, opt for 2021.  

Update your wedding website to let your wedding guests know you've moved the date!  Don't have a wedding website? Register now through Zola or The Knot. 

Alert your guests to via a Facebook Group/Email/Text to let them know to stay up to date with the latest information on your website.  

The best way to support wedding vendors during this time, is to work with them to postpone your wedding rather than cancel.  Being flexible & graceful is the biggest gift you could give us.

If you are looking for other ways to support wedding vendors, you can definitely do so by leaving a positive review, purchasing gift cards, and/or upcoming classes, or simply referring friends and/or interacting with your wedding vendors social media.  

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