Just thinking about your upcoming wedding in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic might seem like something you can’t quite wrap your head around.
While none of us know exactly what the future looks like, we do know that it will only do you good to have something fun and positive to look forward to. Hopefully with a whole lot of hugs and celebrations all round, your friends and family will thank you too.
To help you out and to keep you inspired, we’ve put together seven tips to start planning your 2021 wedding.
7 Tips To Planning Your 2021 Wedding
Create a Vision Board
This is a great way to get you amped up for your big day. If you have extra time on your hands why not get your hands dirty, and use cut-outs, photos, and images to create an old school collage? Or, if you're a modern gal at heart Pinterest has everything you need to create virtual boards for cake ideas, flowers, decor, and more.
Follow Positive Social Media Accounts
Be sure to follow a handful of positive Instagram and Facebook accounts that belong to wedding planners, venues, and bridal brands that will help to ignite your inner spark of inspiration. Not only will these upbeat accounts share helpful tips and planning ideas, but checking these accounts regularly will help fuel excitement around your own wedding.
Host Zoom Bridal Party Hangouts
While not being able to catch up face-to-face with your bridal party for the time being may be a bit of a bummer, it’s important to keep up regular communication with your bridal party. Plus, it’s a fun excuse to catch up and bounce ideas off your beloved bride tribe. Go on, schedule a monthly meeting, pour yourself a glass of Champagne, and get chatting!
Wedding Dress? Do a Virtual Try-On
To adapt to coronavirus regulations and encourage social distancing, many wedding dress designers and shops have started to offer virtual try-on sessions. Using Zoom or Facetime, these companies create at-home experiences and styling sessions via video. If you want to actually touch and try on your dress before making a decision, some brands are delivering wedding gown samples and material swatches straight to your door.
Think About Wedding Insurance
Now, while wedding insurance might not cover a pandemic, it will cover a number of other important areas. If COVID-19 has taught us anything it is that you never really know what is going to happen and how quickly things can change. Taking out wedding insurance will give you peace of mind and help better prepare you for any ‘what ifs’ or ‘just in case’ scenarios that may crop up.
Create an Essential Guest List
As none of us really know when things will go back to normal, and how travel will continue to be impacted, it might be a good idea to create a small wedding list of essential guests. It’s also important to be aware of your guests’ feelings around future travel, and understand if some guests choose not to attend the wedding. Depending on the circumstances, you can always increase your guest list later down the line.
Book Vendors Quickly
As many couples have postponed their weddings this year, this means there is to be double the amount of weddings taking place throughout 2021. Popular venues, photographers, florists, and caterers are likely to be booked up quickly, so once you’ve decided, lock down your chosen suppliers as soon as you can.
We hope that the above tips offer some help and inspiration when planning your wedding during these uncertain and difficult times. Remember that weddings are wonderful occasions that so many of your guests will look forward to when life returns back to normal. Stay motivated, inspired and keep safe!
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