There is nothing more hectic than planning a wedding – one of the most monumental days in one’s life. So just imagine how frenzied things can get when you are planning one in the midst of the ongoing global health crisis.
Needless to say, an event as extensive and influential as the pandemic poses an incredibly hard question for all brides-to-be out there: “Should I Cancel or Postpone My Wedding?”. Although to others the answer to this question may seem obvious, for the individuals who put in tons of hours and hard work to make this incredibly important day as perfect as it can be, it’s not quite as simple.
Fortunately, there is no force in this world stronger than love. If you are one of those people who decided to go ahead with their wedding, worry not because we got your back.
Here are some tips on how you can plan a perfect wedding even in the face of travel bans, gathering bans and many more…
How to Plan a Wedding During a Pandemic:
Talk to Your Venue
With much of the world observing social distancing protocols, most businesses are left with no choice but to operate under full capacity, or worse close their doors for an extended period of time. This reality makes it imperative for soon-to-be-brides (as well as wedding planners) to talk with their venues and be transparent about the concerns they have. Doing so will allow you to check whether your venue is capable of adjusting to the new safety standards set by the government.
All it will take is a simple phone call to make sure that your venue can provide all the support you’ll need on your most awaited day.
Get In Touch with Your Vendors
Given the intense economic impacts of the pandemic, some businesses may have unfortunately closed down. According to the Washington Post’s most recent counting, over 100,000 small businesses have already closed down, while over 7.5 million are at risk of closing.
As early as now, get in touch with your vendors. Check up on them, and inquire whether they can still deliver the services you need from them on your big day. Most importantly, confirm if they have updated their business processes to accommodate the new safety regulations needed to operate in this pandemic.
Turn to Online Shops
In order to encourage social distancing, limit human-to-human interactions as much as possible and continue on with operations, a lot of vendors have taken to selling their wares online. PrettyMe’s guide to buying dresses for petites explains that there’s a huge variety of dresses that can now be bought online, and it takes a discerning eye to be able to determine what would look good on your bridesmaids
without actually being able to try the dresses on and see them in person.
There are many things to pay attention to, such as the cut and style of the dress, and the fabric and color. To ensure that you are able to take full advantage of this massive shift to eCommerce, only pick online shops that have a secure website and take the time to research the retailer to see if they are legitimate.
Communicate with Everyone
Significant events such as weddings are best celebrated with the people you love and cherish. However, with social distancing still being practiced, you might have to adjust your guest list and make a few more changes. Although your guests would most likely understand your decision to downsize, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have to communicate with them anymore.
Keep them in the loop and be as considerate of them as you can be. Give them ample time to make adjustments themselves or to initiate cancelations. The Knot also mentioned how you can try incorporating some virtual elements into your wedding to enable even your relatives from far-flung areas to witness your nuptial.
No matter how small your wedding gets due to current circumstances, as long as it celebrates your love, it will be nothing but perfect. So, take a deep breath, follow our guide and plan to have the best day ever.
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Article exclusively written for fortheloveofstationery.com | Authored by Renee Julia