Wedding World Photography Ltd understand this is a testing and uncertain time for everyone involved, including yourselves, the consumer and us as a business.
The planning, times spent organising, having to replan and us trying to fit in dates to help you guys out.
We want to help you in these struggling times and support you in your newly arrange plans for your special day.
But we do ask for your patience too as we try and reschedule all your new dates in and cancel down old contracts. We are not a multi million pound company with over 50 staff, we are simply 2 mere mortals :)
OK things to check and do first!!
Remember The Goverment guridelines states as of todays date 27.03.2020 that only Weddings uptil 9th April 2020 are currently cancelled and not allowed to take place.
We understand some venues/registrars have take it upon themselves to not do weddings till Septemeber 2020!!! A little extreme in my opinion as we hope by end of June we all back on the beaches and me in my caravan!!! Plus the Goverment have not issued any further plans as yet until April.
We are keeping ourselves updated on the daily Goverment updates. Any changes we will address.
Check church and/or Venue
As suppliers we are trying to keep up to speed with all the latest rules and enforcements, they are changing at a fast pace! It’s worth checking with your church/venue/registrar to see what their guidance or enforcement is. Some venues may allow outdoor weddings if social distancing can happen. With the recent Government ban on restaurants and bars being open, your complete wedding may not be practical or desirable to you. You may consider a scaled-down wedding – we believe limited to 5 in some churches -. and a blessing or ceremony with a celebrant and party later when things are back to normal Churches or registrars may restrict numbers. Some councils may not undertake any ceremonies at this time. Destination Weddings are also affected. So please do check and consider the options you have.
Check Your Contract
Wedding World Photography Ltd always advise couples to have wedding insurance so it’s a good time to check your policy. Different insurers have different terms and conditions. Please bear in mind that some companies will not insure against covid-19 in any new policies taken out. There are too many false stories out there if government force venues to cancel weddings you will be refunded by venue or insurance, there is no certainty of this. If you cancel you undoubtedly would lose out. The best way forward is to postpone and work with your venue on a new date so you are still covered. We do hope your venue is supportive of your requirements at this time too. Still, be good to check with your insurers if they cover your new date.
What Does our Contract state about cancellation?
If the consumer exercises the right to cancel having made a request in accordance with regulation 36(1) which stipulate the request must be made in writing.. The consumer is liable to pay the trader reasonable costs in accordance with regulation 36(4). Cancellation costs are as follows: 12 months -24 months - £200 booking fee is to be paid 6 month - 12 months - £200 booking fee + 50% of full balance within 6 months of wedding date : £200 booking fee + 75% of full balance within 12 weeks if the wedding date : Full Balance is too be paid.
However, due to this unusual uncertain time, we are treating each wedding on its own unique scenario. No one needs extra stress at this time
What happens if not available for your new date?
We really hope we are available for any new dates but appreciate this may not always be possible due to an existing booking.
Wedding World have a team of 3 photographers and 3 videographers so changing dates with us should not be an issue. The wedding suppliers in the northwest are amazingly supportive and we work with a select group of quality suppliers if the need arose to have to use a back up photographer to cover your Wedding.
We are so sorry that this pandemic is causing such a disruption to what should be nothing but a joyous time, but hopefully, we can get a new date on the calendar quickly and get your plans back in motion. A postponement means your date is not cancelled. We have rescheduled several weddings to new dates now - Payments are being carried over.
There is a £25 fee for your old contract to be cancelled and a new one drawn up, so you are not liable to pay for the 2 dates you have booked. This usual cost is £100 but we have reduced it in this uncertain time.
It also states in our terms that if your new date is in a different year to previously booked than price increases may occur, especially if you have booked one of our online or wedding fayre special offers. This is mainly due to albums, usb, wages, tax, insurance, outside increases every company have to incur every year. We are looking at each Wedding as you contact us.
We want to make this process as easy and stress-free for you in the coming weeks/months in these uncertain times. You will still have that amazing day and we really want to be there for you.
We will be contacting couples with outstanding weddings for the next few months to check on your plans and if you need any help.
Feel free to ask any questions in between. We really appreciate your understanding in these matters. Take care and stay safe, health is more important in these times.