You just got engaged, and you’ve started planning your dream wedding. Then COVID-19 strikes. We know how overwhelmed couples must feel having to postpone their wedding, and we want you to know that our hearts are with you. The whole COVID-19 pandemic is affecting almost everyone’s wedding. To help brides and grooms from a planning perspective, we’ve put together these wedding planning tips during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your wedding planning does not need to be on pause.
Talk To Your Wedding Vendors
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Right now, it’s very important that you get a wedding planner if you don’t have one. It’s a very good decision to make in the wedding planning process because it saves a whole lot of stress. Discuss with your wedding planner and vendors – I’ll suggest you start with your wedding venue, about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your wedding. I know it’s the first time we are all experiencing a global pandemic, but it certainly isn’t the first time your wedding planner has rescheduled a wedding. Alternative dates would be provided for you, which will enable you to check the dates with your other wedding vendors. Also, refer back to your contracts for cancellation and postponement policies.
Postpone Your Wedding, Instead Of Cancelling
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It’s your wedding and you are not going to let this pandemic ruin it. You call the shots! Regardless of where and when you will get married to your love. All you need now is a plan B. However if you have decided to postpone your wedding, inform your guests early on. A simple text or an email would do. And if you want to send a new batch of invites, that’s fine. But hey, no pressure. Also, you don’t have to decide on an alternative date yet.
Or, Just Go Ahead With It
That’s right, where there’s a tech-savvy will, there’s a way. A virtual wedding is an excellent alternative to postponing or canceling. Virtual birthday parties and business meetings are the new trends so why not? You can go ahead with your wedding plans and celebrate with your family and friends later. Find creative ways to make your wedding plans happen. An example is having a zoom bridal shower.
Have A Weekday Wedding
Go the unconventional way and throw your wedding between Monday to Friday. You’ll be saving some money as wedding venues and other services are more expensive to book during the weekend. Everyone is trying to reschedule at the same time and it’s very possible that your preferred date is taken since almost every couple’s wedding was affected. If you plan to slate your wedding for a weekday, Fridays are perfect.
Celebrate Your Planned Wedding Date
Do something special to mark the day your wedding was supposed to happen. Commemorate your original date in whichever way you deem fit. Reminisce about your relationship, read old love notes, get pampered, have a romantic date night at home, buy yourself some cake or bake one if you love to bake. Just do something special, after all, it was supposed to be your wedding night. Fun fact, you would have two anniversaries each year.
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