Why You Shouldn't Wait to Plan Your Wedding
The good news is you can get a lot done. Let the quarantine wedding planning begin.
With so much happening over the last few months it can feel a little overwhelming to even think about wedding planning. Luckily, we have a few tips that might help make this process a little less stressful and more manageable. But before we do, we understand that while most people are working form home, there are countless unsung heroes such as nurses, doctors, and other essential workers that are working tirelessly to keep us all healthy and safe; and for that we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
So what can you do during this time? Well, we've laid out a few reasons why you should start planning your wedding now and some things to consider creating your dreamy wedding goals. So sit back, relax, and brew a cup of your favorite tea or coffee as we jump right into it.
You Have More Time and So Does Everyone Else
With everyone practicing social distancing and spending more time at home, now is the perfect time to grab your significant other and have them help you plan your big day. But first, have a celebratory engagement party with your quarantine buddy.
Here are few you can do to start planning:
Set a Budget
Create an inspiration board
Shop online for wedding rings and other items such as decor
Pick a date
Start researching vendors
Make your wedding registry and website
Schedule online video meetings with vendors
Brainstorm menu ideas
Put together your wedding playlist for your reception
Gather contact information for your invites
Wedding Dates May Be Harder To Come By
While the industry is still adapting to accommodate every couple that is postponing their 2020 wedding to 2021, it will most likely be increasingly difficult to book your ideal wedding date. Consider having three to four dates available you would be open to, or even consider having a weekday wedding.
One important thing to consider is when and how the industry will re-open or allow larger gatherings. Of course, you and your family's health is of the upmost importance, so you may want to consider live streaming or eloping. Luckily, it's now easier than ever to have plenty of family and friends join you on a video call.
As an alternative, you can also see if vendors are willing to book 2022 as a vaccine will most likely be out by that time. Just be sure to review the contract and make sure you are able to postpone your wedding.
The most important thing to note here is to be creative. Think outside the box and be open to new ideas for planning your special day.
Book You Vendors Now, Because...
They may be offering promotions and specials during this time. The wedding and events industry, amongst plenty of others, has been hit hard and will need to adapt with either enticing offers or flexible packages, as everyone's wallets have gotten a little tighter.
While it's always a good idea to ask if they can offer you some savings or small discount if you pay up front, please don't expect it. The more seasoned professionals have worked very hard to get where they are, so please don't nickel and dime them.
Another reason to book your vendor now is because their 2021 calendar may be filled with their postponed 2020 weddings. Reach out to your top vendors and schedule video meetings after confirming your date is available. It's a great way to get to know them without having to meet in person.