Planning your wedding can be quite tasking. You’ll have to organize vendors, make phone calls, go on venue tours and handle lots of other logistics. Most couples think they can have a go at it themselves and soon discover that it isn’t so easy.
Planning your wedding during covid, now that’s a different ball game entirely. So many of the ideas you’ve gathered about weddings over the years won’t work now, and you’ll be wading in new waters. This can be a bit disconcerting, but that’s why we’re here to help. Here are some great updated tips to get you started on planning the successful wedding of your dreams.
Plan A Smaller Celebration
From government restrictions to issues of health and safety, small weddings are the best right now. So, your guest list will have to be smaller than it would have been, say, three years ago. Before you start planning, take a look at what the government is saying about social gatherings. If the number is bigger than you already had in mind, then go right ahead.
If not, you’ll have to cut some people from your list. Don’t feel too sad however, there are ways like live streaming that will still keep them a part of your celebration. Besides, a smaller wedding means more intimacy and fun. The people you’ll have on your list will be those closest to you, and you’ll spend less. The romance and laughter would be unforgettable.
Create Your Budget
Talk to your partner, talk to both your parents and any other persons who will contribute financially towards your wedding. Get your total numbers in place so that you can know how much you have to spend where your wedding is concerned. You’ll have to do some research while doing this so that you can know what amount to assign your wedding details. Your wedding budget is one of the pillars of your celebration so please take it seriously and after you’ve created one, stick to it.
Prepare for Virtual Meetings
Virtual wedding planning meetings are one of the ways that the wedding industry has developed to survive alongside covid. But don’t worry, couples planning destination weddings from across continents have been doing it previously, so there’s precedence. It can work.
You can have virtual meetings with your wedding planner and even have a virtual tour of your wedding venue. Apps like Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, Snapchat, Facetime, and even Facebook make it possible. More wedding vendors are open to meeting virtually now and are ready to agree on contracts online too. It’s a great way to stay safe while planning your wedding.
The Use of Digital Invites
Digital invites have so revolutionized the wedding industry that we’re not sure couples will go back to regular invites after the pandemic. For one thing, they cost less and make your RSVPs very much easier to collate. You can find how many people will be attending your wedding at the click of a button. For your digital invites, you can find many free templates online or pay an online graphics designer to make you one. They also come with great new innovations, like a GPS map to your wedding venue to make things easier for your guests.
Hire Experienced Professionals
If there’s any time when you’ve needed someone who knows what they’re doing for your wedding, it is now. So, from your wedding planner to your caterer, make sure you work with professionals who are experienced.
They’ll know what to do at a time like this and have enough know-how to make things work. They’ll also know what possible challenges will show up and how to fix them. Your wedding during covid can be a memorable success. You just have to plan right and the ideas above will get you started properly. Best of luck!!!