Due to COVID-19, the wedding industry has been thrown for a loop. With weddings being postponed left and right, engaged couples are probably more stressed than ever before about their wedding. We feel for you, and we want to help. That is why we’ve come up with a few tips on how to plan a wedding while social distancing. Trust us when we say, it’s easier than it seems.
Reorganize Your Calendar
First thing’s first, it’s time to sit down and restructure your calendar. If your wedding has been postponed due to COVID-19, the first step should be updating your calendar with the new dates of importance. Changing around the date of your wedding, not to mention the dates of your scheduled vendor meetings and walk-throughs can be overwhelming. That is why we recommend getting it done all at once. Spend a day or two making all the necessary calls and emails, and updating your planner accordingly. You’ll feel much better once everything important has been rescheduled to a specific date (rather than simply postponed indefinitely).
Schedule Virtual Vendor Meeting
Just because you can’t visit a vendor in person, doesn’t mean all planning ceases. Luckily, we live in a digital age, where FaceTime, Skype, and the like exist and are readily available. Use technology to your advantage and schedule virtual meetings with your vendors on a regular basis. Alternatively, if there are vendors you have yet to secure, ask any potential candidates if they would be willing to chat over the phone or on video chat. This will allow you to interview them and potentially hire a vendor that’s right for you. This is especially so in the midst of the pandemic.
Create Your Wedding Registry
Building a wedding registry is a task that engaged couples often leave to the last minute. So why not spend some of your free time at home doing this? It’s a task that is super easy to do online and will allow you to check one more task off your wedding planning to-do list. In addition to being convenient, creating the registry while inside your home will make it easy for you to check which items you already have and which you need. Plenty of retailers have online shops that you can surf from the couch, such as Crate & Barrel, CB2, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, and more.
Gather Inspiration Online
For many brides and grooms, planning a wedding often takes a backseat to busy work schedules, social commitments, and more. But with social distancing measures in place around the world, you may finally have time to spend hours scrolling through Pinterest. Our recommendation? Go for it! Scour the internet for all kinds of wedding inspiration. If you don’t know where to start, we have plenty of tips and real weddings right here at WedElf that will surely get you inspired. Also, be sure to check out our Instagram and Pinterest to start (trust us when we say, they are FILLED with wedding inspo). Perhaps devote each week to a different aspect of planning. For example, week 1 = gown inspiration, week 2 = bridal bouquets, week 3 = tablescapes, week 4 = wedding favors, etc… Take this time to research and peruse the internet to your heart’s content. Knowing all the different wedding options out there will allow you to compare and ultimately make a decision that suits you best.
Above all, try and stay calm. There is a high degree of uncertainty right now, but rest assured your dream wedding will happen!
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