COVID has changed so much about how we do life- it’s changed everything from how we shop to how we work to how we gather. When it comes to wedding planning, there are already so many logistical things you’re planning from the timeline to your attire. There is a lot to consider, even when there isn’t a pandemic going on! My hope is that this post will give brides and grooms who are planning and shifting their wedding during the coronavirus pandemic a little more insight as they navigate these unprecedented times.
1. KEEP OPEN COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR VENDORS.
This is one of the most important things for you to do if you’re planning a wedding during the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re placed in a position where you need to consider moving the wedding date, talk to your vendors first. More then anything, your vendors want to work with and help you as you navigate this!
Just because you have a backup plan doesn’t mean you have to use it, and let’s face it, it’s far more prudent to be prepared then to be scrambling at the last minute. Go ahead and think about how you’ll adjust and tweak things should the need arise. You’ll possibly be thanking yourself later for having the foresight to think through those decisions now.
Have you always dreamed of having a wedding at XYZ venue, or having 250 guests at your wedding? Then make your plans accordingly! If a large guest list is top priority for you and your fiancé then consider pushing your date out a little further. If grandma being able to safely attend is a top priority then perhaps opt for a micro wedding now. If you know your must haves, you’ll be able to navigate through this season with much more clarity!
4. CONSIDER HIRING A PLANNER, ESPECIALLY IF YOU’VE ALREADY POSTPONED
Planners are there to make your life easier, and now more then ever that is something you’ll want! Planning a wedding under normal circumstances is hard enough much less during the times we are living in!
5. TAKE SOME TIME AWAY FROM WEDDING PLANNING
Personally, I think this is the most important tip! Wedding planning can be an all-consuming thing if you allow it to be, and while this day is incredibly important, remember, it is just one day! So in the meantime have a date night with your fiancé that includes absolutely no wedding talk. Sneak away for some time with your best gals, get lost in a good book, take a bubble bath, paint- whatever fills your cup, DO IT! And do this tip often! Take a deep breath, because it is going to be ok!
If you’d like my help in navigating COVID while planning the photography aspect of your wedding reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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