MACON, Georgia (41NBC / WMGT) – CThe couples plan to get married this wedding season, even during the pandemic.
Walking down the aisle can be scary. But not having a venue, dress, or flowers could be even scarier. Especially after everything has been paid for.
This is the reality for many bride and groom during the pandemic.
We spoke to Joyce Freeman and Lawrence Mayer, wedding consultant and florist manager, and they said canceled wedding ceremonies were the norm. But, the best alternative for everyone is to reprogram.
“Couples are moving forward with their weddings and they’re just reducing the number of guests,” Freeman said.
Rescheduling Ceremonies and Decreasing Guest Numbers Help Organizers Follow CDC Guidelines, Keep Couples From Losing non-refundable deposits.
Ingleside Wedding and Formals Owner Jan Laskey said her bridal boutique does not refund dresses due to canceled weddings. She added that the store does not have a return policy.
According to Kelvin Collins of the Better Business Bureau of Central Georgia, it’s all about early preparedness and communication during the pandemic. He says couples should place orders months ahead, go over contracts, and then ask questions to make sure everyone is on the same page.
Collins says Macon companies are generally good at resolving customer complaints, but if they don’t, you can contact the Better Business Bureau to find a mutual resolution.