Pandemic Wedding Planning?
We were all stuck at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and depending your circumstances and where you live in the world you could still be. However, being ‘stuck’ at home is hopefully the least of your problems. The pandemic has hit many sectors, including the wedding industry. Venues have remained closed for some time as vendors go out of business. It is understandable if you are considering rescheduling or cancelling your wedding plans.
Instead of worrying about the pandemic and cancelling your wedding plans, we have tips that can help you go ahead and plan your dream wedding this year. As long as you do things right, nothing should stop you from making your wedding a success. Here are some tips to help you plan a perfect wedding in the middle of a pandemic, or indeed in some cases ‘post-pandemic’.
Pandemic Wedding – 6 Top Tips For A Dream Wedding
1 – Hire a Wedding Planner
Although you may have an event coordinator, you should consider your need for a wedding planner to help you customise things according to your needs, and even more so if it’s going to be a pandemic wedding. A wedding planner will help you reach out to vendors if you want to call off the wedding. Accordingly, a wedding planner can help you remain sane during this pandemic by taking most planning activities off your shoulders.
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2 – Ask Questions
Wedding planning can be an overwhelming task. The covid-19 pandemic has made it even worse. However, you can do yourself a whole lot of good by asking questions as you plan your wedding.
As you reach out to your wedding planner and vendors, ensure you ask the right questions to help you determine if things are in order. For instance, you may want to ask the following questions:
- Do you have a cancellation policy?
- Will you charge more if I postpone the event?
- Which packages do you offer?
- How many guests can I invite to the event?
These questions will help you get everything together and make the necessary adjustments before it is too late.
3 – Buy the Rings
Once you are engaged, the next thing should be planning is the wedding, and buying a ring is part of the process. The opportunity to walk in and out of stores looking for the perfect ring might be limited as restrictions are in place, or as they lift it may be a case of appointment booking. And if the chance to be there in person isn’t in your favour, finding the perfect ring isn’t limited – because there’s always the option to turn to online jewellery stores, such as Reve Diamonds, for your wedding ring.
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4 – Be Flexible
The key to keeping wedding planning during the pandemic as stress-free as possible is by being flexible. If you are just getting started, keep some dates in mind. For instance, if the venue is available on your planned date, ask if they can hold it as you consult with other vendors. Accordingly, ensure you reach out to everyone in case you want to postpone the wedding. This strategy will allow vendors to reschedule and even suggest a more favourable day.
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5 – You Do Not Have To Invite Everyone
Understandably, your wedding day might be the first day you bring friends and family together in a very long time. However, you cannot accommodate everyone in one place during this pandemic. Make a list of must-have guests and let the rest know that you have a limited number due to Covid-19 restrictions. You can also ask your wedding photographer to prepare for live coverage and hold a virtual wedding where your friends can stream.
The Bottom Line of Pandemic Wedding Planning
Your wedding may not be as extravagant as you want it due to the pandemic. However, that does not mean you cannot plan for your dream wedding. Use these tips to make your wedding more personal and meaningful, or check out these Celtic wedding traditions for a more memorable wedding despite the pandemic.
Photos by Jonathan Borba – CCO Licence