#WeDo Wedding Industry Unites During Coronavirus Crisis


March 25, 2020

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We hope everyone is staying safe & healthy during these bizarre and truly unprecedented times! As crazy as the world is right now, we are doing our best to look at this as a welcomed slow down. A time to reintroduce peace & serenity into our lives and focus on what we actually can control amidst the chaos. And although there is a great deal of uncertainty, there is also so much hope. Can you remember a time in recent history where people have come together as a community the way they are today? #togetherathome It’s so heartwarming to see people sewing masks for hospitals, kids and their parents organizing a parade in their cars for their classmate’s birthday, gyms live-streaming classes, families hanging rainbows in their windows….this is the silver lining and it is such a beautiful thing <3

The wedding industry is standing together to be of service to our couples during this time. We feel for our couples who are getting married in 2020 and feeling the effects of this worldwide crisis. In addition to dealing with work upsets, health concerns and limitations to daily activities, our couples are dealing with planning their weddings while life as we know it is completely turned upside down. Some couples are forced to reschedule their dates and with hundreds of guests & dozens of vendors involved and it is a huge undertaking. We want to do everything we can to help! Here are some resources for 2020 couples – this list will be continuously updated over the next few weeks so please check back. And feel free to email us if there is something that we can help with at info@janellebrooke.com We are happy to answer your questions and be of service in any way we can! #jbpcommunity #jbpcares

Let’s start with us! At JBP we are here for you! We will be as flexible as possible with rebooking your date if it is to be postponed. We are happy to reach out to your vendor team on your behalf to hopefully alleviate some stress! We are also offering 1-on-1 video chats to help you navigate the rescheduling process, remember, you are not alone!

Jenny Yoo is offering a 20% off discount on made-to-orders placed March 25, 2020 through April 30, 2020. Valid on bridal & bridesmaid made-to-order purchases. Additionally, 10% of the proceeds will go towards the manufacturing of masks and protective gear to be donated to local hospitals. For further questions, please visit www.jennyyoo.com/Safety

Bridal Reflections is working diligently to make sure all orders are arriving on time. They are also offering bridal gown storage for any client at no additional charge. www.bridalreflections.com/

Marion from Something Blue Floral Events is offering phone & video consultations so that your planning process can continue as planned! https://somethingblueflorals.com/

Victoria Elizabeth Official is working hard to accommodate all date changes from their brides as well as other companies who are understaffed. They are offering a complimentary one hour touch up service to all brides having to reschedule their dates so they can feel pampered on their big day! https://www.victoriaelizabethofficial.com/

Shanti Studios is offering re-printed invitations (with your new date) at a minimal cost for current clients. “Change the Date” cards are offered at a discounted rate for couples who have postponed their wedding (new clients included!) www.shantistudiosny.com

Eventful Days is offering complimentary advice to couples postponing their wedding. Email Kristin at: kristin@eventful-days.com If you are a couple moving your date to 2021 and looking for a coordinator/planner to help, Kristin is offering $150 any package. https://www.eventful-days.com/

JLP is offering re-printed invitations, with your new date, at a discounted rate for current clients. A few styles of “New Date” cards are being offered as well. At deeply discounted rates for couples who have postponed their wedding (new + current clients). JLP is including complimentary guidance on how to word a “New Date” card and what information to include. As well as complimentary digital calligraphy services one envelopes and/or postcards. JLP will stick with your existing design elements if you’re a current client or create something new and special for new inquiries. Contact Jessica at jessica@jessicaleighpaperie.com

MG Hair & Makeup is offering $100-500 off packages, email info@mghairandmakeup.com for more details. https://www.mghairandmakeup.com/ 

A Perfect Day Wedding Planning & Coordination is offering complimentary advice for couples who are postponing their wedding. Email Adina at: aperfectdaywpc@gmail.com

JKS Designs is offering complimentary “Change the Date” graphics to couples rescheduling their weddings. “Change the Date” graphic may be used for text or email blasts to wedding guests. Discounted “Change the Date” cards available. In addition, JKS is offering a 10% discount for healthcare professionals who need invitations reprinted. https://jksdesignsllc.com/

With so many clients rescheduling multiple vendors, it is inevitable that couples are having difficulty finding that magic rebooking date that accommodates their entire team.  Bands have seven to a dozen or more  skilled performers and crew that can only be in one place at one time making them more difficult to reschedule than any other vendor.  At East Coast Music & Entertainment  we have been offering incentives like extra personnel and discounts to anyone affected by Corona who happens to have a need on a date we are open. We also have developed our own availability database that includes other bands we respect in the industry. We are providing referrals with no fee or strings attached.  The goal is to provide info and options for those needing to make tough, quick decisions in an uncertain environment. https://www.eastcoastband.com/

Deborah Minarik Events is offering complimentary help for couples who are rescheduling their wedding date. www.deborahminarikevents.com

Sayville Bridal is happy to store all gowns free of charge with new wedding dates. They can be reached remotely via email at SayvilleBridal@gmail.com.
New appointment requests can be made here: SayvilleBridal.com 

Flowers by Burton is offering FaceTime consultations during this time to plan your wedding florals remotely. https://flowersbyburton.com/

Long Island Wedding Guide is sharing local small business offers and updates to our community of couples and wedding vendors, as well as Long Island residents during a time when small businesses are unable to stay open.  www.longislandweddingguide.com

Yellow Heart Art is giving away free postponement announcements to anyone who needs it. They don’t have to be just for a wedding we have provided postponement announcements for bridal showers, baby showers and birthdays as well. We are also lowering our rates to anyone who needs anything re-done with their new date (for example: invitations, cake toppers that have an old date, wedding programs etc.) Contact Leonora at hello@yellowheartart.com

Christy Ann Cosmetics is offering complimentary zoom consults to brides to discuss their wedding makeup vision. They are also offering advice on all things beauty! So contact Christy Ann at info@christyanncosmetics.com

Burton’s Bridals is offering complimentary gown storage for all clients. They are also offering additional alterations & resteaming for any client who is postponing their wedding. Contact Carole at carole@burtonsbridals.com

Bridal Rush is offering complimentary FaceTime consultations to all clients. In addition, they are also offering discounts on hair & makeup trials once everyone is back to work! Contact Jessica at bridalrushhair@gmail.com

The CulinArt Group Catering Collection is available to answer any questions, give guidance and share their expertise during this difficult time. With 10 exclusive event venues, they are able to help couples find a new date or even a new venue if need be! CulinArt will help to match each couple with the venue & catering brand that embodies their personality & event goals. Their exquisite venues include: Sands Point Preserve (Hempstead House), Village Club at Lake Success, Woodbury Jewish Center, Oceanbléu Westhampton, Peconic Bay Yacht Club, Lyndhurst Mansion, Cradle of Aviation, Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, & Chelsea Mansion. https://www.culinartgroup.com/

Brides of Long Island is providing support and guidance through our private group space where brides can talk with one another about postponed weddings and wedding related events due to COVID-19. Many find it relaxing and calming to know other brides are going through the same thing, and many find comfort with the help from brides who have already gone through it themselves. https://www.bridesofli.com/

For brides with custom artwork or signage that needs to have their new date added, we will do this at no charge as soon as we reopen! https://weddingwarehouse.com/

North Fork Wedding Films and Photography focuses on wedding videos for Long Island based couples looking for wedding video. We also offer DJ Services and Photo Booth. $500 Off Video Package (just mention Janelle Brooke Photography) www.NorthForkWeddingFilms.com

Crossing Midnight Entertainment provides live bands, DJs, photo booths, lighting and more. They have always offered a special “thank you” discount for any one in public service, i.e., healthcare workers, police officers, military etc. and will continue to do so through our current situation. If potential clients/couples do not fall under this category, please mention this resource guide provided by Janelle Brooke Photography. A special something is waiting for you 🙂 https://crossingmidnightent.com/

Bilski Productions is a boutique cinematography company that specializes in weddings and other special events in the greater Long Island Area. Since 2000 their main philosophy is rooted in their commitment to give each couple the highest quality wedding cinematography. The company is comprised of an intimate team of enthusiastic artists who have all spent many years in their respective fields. Bilski is offering all front line and health care workers discounts on 2021 bookings.

If you are a local wedding vendor in the Tri-State area offering special services to wedding couples during the COVID-19 pandemic, please email us at info@janellebrooke.com to be added to this list. We will update as new information is presented!

Stay safe & healthy!

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