3 Things to Keep in Mind if You are Planning a Wedding During the Pandemic

November 7, 2020 By 0 Comments

There’s a lot to think about when planning a wedding – the ceremony, reception, the dress, the theme and much more! Now, with the coronavirus and the continuous uncertainties, it can be stressful to think of your wedding and what to expect.

With the changes associating COVID-19, it’s really important to think around the date, your guest count, the location, and if travel may be involved.

We understand how you currently feel and trust that we will be sharing tips here to help share some ideas. While we don’t have all of the answers, these are some tips that will help make the planning less stressful.

Rather than canceling the wedding, it may be better to postpone the wedding while you monitor the changes. To make the decision that is best for you and your spouse, wedding, and the safety of your guests, see below.

1. Bring this up with your vendors

It’s important to have this conversation with your wedding planner, photographer, makeup artist, designer, and your team in general. If you are considering postponing the wedding date, then it’s really great to do this to ensure that you are on the same page and can make alternative plans as your vendors might have other dates booked or made plans based on your initial agreement.

2. Know what your priorities are

When postponing the wedding, it is advisable to start out with the wedding venue as this is the base of the entire wedding. Are you comfortable with just having the ceremony without a reception? This will prevent having to host guests afterward if this will feel safe for you. These are a couple of things you may need to consider depending on what your vision, budget, and priorities are.

Once the venue can be postponed, other vendors should follow. Keep in mind that there might be some extra fees applicable depending on policies. However, many businesses are quite flexible at the moment giving the current circumstances.

If you are comfortable with an intimate wedding, then you could plan around the current uncertainties and revise your guest list. Otherwise, if having a big wedding with family and friends is important, then it may make more sense to postpone the wedding for a couple of months pending when things get better.

3. Consider your wedding guests

Remember your guests are important and have invested time in witnessing your special day. If you’ll be postponing the wedding, it will be great to give them early notice so that they can change their plans accordingly.

Also, on the day of the celebration, keep in mind the number of guests for social distancing and all of the requirements during covid. Making them feel safe and well thought of is always a good idea.

These are some ways that you can make little adjustments to your big day while staying safe and not feeling all worked up. We wish you the very best during this time and hope to work with you soon.

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