Richmond Wedding Planner, Wedding Planning Tips, COVID-19 Wedding Planning
by Danielle Wright Breckenridge
The COVID-19 Pandemic has left us all feeling overwhelmed and anxious. It has affected us all and couples planning their wedding in 2020 and 2021 are faced with unusual challenges that are totally unprecedented. We are here to help you navigate through the wedding planning process. So you can create the day you have been dreaming of. Although we can’t predict what this pandemic will do over the next few months (wouldn’t it be great if we could?), we do want to offer some tips on how you can make the best out of your down time. Take a quick moment to exhale and let’s get to it.
Here are 7 ways to keep planning your wedding during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Breathe: A lot has changed over the past three to four weeks. One day you’re planning the day of your dreams and the next you’re wondering if it would even happen. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc over your entire life. I completely understand. Well, first things first. Take a moment to breathe and focus on your own health. This is the perfect time to develop a calming wellness routine, that can help you keep your stress levels down. You can work on a good skin routine, eat well and exercise. Journal about your journey and meditate on your future. Your new self care and wellness routine will put you in the space mentally to the hit the ground running when all of this is over.
Continue to engage with your wedding party: Things may have gone awry for now but the wedding is going to happen. Find a fun way to continue to engage with your wedding party. They are the people who will be there on your special day to cheer on, so who better to support you during these uncertain times. They are still looking forward to the BIG CELEBRATION too, you know! You can start a chat group, a FaceBook group or even host a zoom meeting, with all of them. Continue to keep them informed about your wedding day plans. If you have to postpone the date, they should be the first people to know.
Refine your Style: Did your wedding style start out as a simple theme and now it’s more Classic and Glam? Or vice versa? Now is a great time to refine your overall look. Whether you’ve hired a wedding designer or not, now is the time to add or take away details to make it more of what you have envisioned. It’s the perfect time to work on your overall wedding design. Narrow down your Pinterest board or Design Board ideas and clearly define the LOOK you want to achieve on your wedding day.
It’s all in the DETAILS!: If you’re a detailed bride, like most of my brides are, you’ll want to have all the details laid out. If you don’t have a Wedding Planner or Wedding Designer, this would be a great time to think about adding a few small details. Maybe you’ve been thinking about wearing your grandmother’s ring or adding a piece of your mother’s veil to your dress. What will the wedding backdrop look like? What about the guest book, the stationery, and the plating? These are the small things you now have time to focus on. These small details can make all the difference in the world when added to your already perfect plan. You’ll be so happy you did. (You can thank me later).
Hire a Planner: Having the right Wedding Planner can make this entire ordeal a little easier. Your Planner serves as a HUB OF COMMUNICATION….(it’s good to have one in times like these). Think of them as your best friend and your safety net during this process. They will know all of the ins and outs about Wedding Planning. They have all the insider secrets and usually through their relationships with premier vendors can also help your budget (who doesn’t love finding a great deal?) If you haven’t already, schedule an appointment to speak with a wedding expert. Hiring an experienced planner is a key investment and can assist you in bringing your wedding day style and vision to life.
Change your season: Your wedding date may have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Your spring wedding is now probably a fall wedding. Revisit your wedding colors, florals, and food choices. Consider the florals that may be available during the new season. The accent colors of the wedding may also change based on the season the new wedding day will be postponed to.
Get ready for life after the Wedding: You can take advantage of this time together to not only prepare for the wedding but prepare for your life together, after the nuptials. What will the next 5, 10, 25 or 60 years be like? Now is a great time to strengthen the FOUNDATION OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP. Dive deep into those conversations you may have been “meaning to have”. Like “did I ever tell you” or “I dream about us doing”, type of conversations. Talk about your life together, your future, and your dreams. Set goals for your life for the next 2-5-10 years. Create a bucket list of things you would like to do and places you would like to travel to.
I hope these tips help you with your planning during this time. Remember, you are marrying the love of your life and a change of season, date, colors, or flowers won’t change the love in your hearts and the bright future ahead of you!
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