Lets talk coronavirus...

So, as you would imagine, being a wedding photographer at this moment in time is not really all that exciting, couples across the globe are currently postponing and cancelling their wedding days due to the current world crisis (F corona thats all i've got to say, the virus not the beer) and honestly it is leaving me feeling a little deflated and unmotivated when it comes to my business, i am really struggling to think of ways to keep it going and keep it interesting without weddings, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions on that then please let me know, they will be very, very appreciated, seriously.

Anyway, i'm not sure how many of you know this but i am also currently engaged and planning my wedding, 2020 was meant to be 'the year of weddings' for my family, we had my brothers wedding at the beginning of the year, i am so so happy about that managing to squeeze through before this all got really out of hand, and then mine and Petes wedding was in November if this year, however... cornavirus had other plans and yesterday we officially made the decision to postpone our wedding. So its time to be very blunt and get straight to the point, no we probably didn't need to make this decision quite so early because honestly, no one knows where we are going to be in November in regards to the virus, we might be absolutely fine and dandy by then, who knows?? but, my 2020 income has honestly been completely wiped out due to my couples having to also postpone and that was really what was paying for our wedding, without that how the F was i supposed to do it. Pete is also currently furloughed as he is a Chef in a Hilton hotel and they are all closed until further notice, so we are severely screwed (lol). There is another reason which ultimately is so much more important than the money, always will be, my brother is in the "high risk" category due to his heart condition and tracheostomy, my dad is also in this category for different reasons, these are two of the most important people to the wedding and going ahead with it too soon would run the risk of either them not being there or then not being able to fully socialise with everyone and neither of those two options are what i want for the day so it was really a very very easy decision, that and the fact that we literally couldn't afford it LOL.

If you are in the same boat as me and still have a little time to make your own decision about postponing your wedding and are having a hard time deciding what to do, just have a think about it and work out if you can 100% comfortably afford to pay for it if you are furloughed or self-employed etc etc without putting strain on other things and just stressing yourself out in the long run because that is not worth it, your wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life and it isn't going to be if the lead up to it causes argument after argument about money and has the ability to put you into unwanted debt. You are allowed to be a little selfish in this situation, you are allowed to think about yourself and your partner, your guests aren't going to enjoy your day if you don't.

So, i am going to be posting a few little blog posts over the next few days, weeks, months, who knows, about ways i am up cycling wedding decor, working with things with the old date on them, trying to save some money and just al round wedding tips, ideas and DIY's for anyone planning their wedding and is finding themselves with a lot more time on their hands to get into these DIY wedding decorations, basically everything i see on pinterest...


ps. yes this is us last night outside of our front door sticking the finger up to a bottle of corona purely for an instagram photo... like is said, A LOT of time on our hands right now.