Wedding Planning from the Couch: A Guide to Begin Wedding Planning for Newly-Engaged during CORVID-19 Pandemic
Wedding planning stalled while you’re stuck at home in quarantine? Here’s your guide to keep up planning momentum during a pandemic.
With the uncertainty of CORVID-19 spreading across the world right now, wedding planning can seem like the most stressful thing. It can be upsetting that you have to cancel any venue tours or cake tastings, but it doesn’t have to mean your planning has to come to a complete halt.
It’s still possible to have all the fun of wedding planning while you’re working from home. Here is a complete guide to wedding planning from your couch!
Go over your budget… then do it again.
Being stuck at home is a great excuse to rethink your budget and rethink it again. SIt down with your fiance and look at where you could cut back, where you want to spend the most money, and what you could remove from the budget completely. This will really show you which aspects of your wedding are most important to you.
Build a wedding website.
Having a wedding website is not only a fun way to show off everything about you and your fiancee, but it’s also a great way to keep yourself and your guests updated. Using websites like Zola, SquareSpace, Wedding Wire, or The Knot, wedding websites are easy to make and update. You can make announcements, provide a link to your wedding registry, have people RSVP, and let them know in once place about any changes being made to the date or location because of the virus. A wedding website is a one-stop place guests can get information so that you don’t have to text and email so many people, and you also won’t get bombarded with questions.
Keep calling vendors.
In most cases, you can still speak with representatives of different wedding vendors even if they are shut down for business. It’s still possible to talk about venue and catering details, even if you aren’t sure about a wedding date now.
Ask if you can get cake samples delivered.
Bakeries across the world are switching to delivery only – that doesn’t change when it comes to cake tastings. If there was a tasting you had to cancel because of the virus, check with the shop and ask if you can get samples delivered for a small fee or free. Even if the shop doesn’t say anything about this type of wedding planning service on their site, ask about it anyway. They would most likely be willing to work something out with you, especially during this time.
Look through venue websites.
If you haven’t picked your venue yet, you need to keep looking through websites. Most wedding venues offer thousands of pictures and even virtual tours of the site. Decide on a town and sift through the venues in the area. You can most likely still contact the owners or a representative from the venue if you have questions.
Read about everything!
This is the perfect time to consider the worth of things you want to add to your wedding day – is a carousel really worth the price? Do you want to go with a traditional cake or opt for cheaper options like donuts? Read wedding stories from brides who have done it all about mistakes they made and things they were happy with. Take this time away to think about every aspect of your wedding planning journey.
Congratulations, and good luck!
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