3 Easy Tips For Planning Your Covid Wedding
*All Photos by Shaeline Faith Photography for Willow Wedding Bridal Shoot
As a newly engaged couple, planning a wedding is arguably one of the most exciting things you’ll experience in your life.
Planning a wedding in the middle of a world-wide pandemic?
Not so much.
That’s why, this week we’ve decided to compile a list of 3 tips for making your wedding dreams a reality — regardless of the Covid restrictions and roadblocks that stand in your way.
1. Don’t give up on your vision
A lot of people think that a "Covid wedding" means you have to sacrifice your dream venue or decor.
But guess what? You don’t have to.
In fact, it’s actually more feasible to make your dream wedding come to life. Since you’ll likely have to make some harsh cuts by way of the guest list, (which saves on food and drink costs) you can re-allocate your budget to pay for the dress you had your eye on but thought you couldn’t afford or book that venue you thought would tank your budget.
2. Be flexible and open to change
With the world constantly changing, naturally we have to be a little flexible with our plans. When it comes to wedding planning, that level of uncertainty can add a layer of stress to the process that we haven’t ever experienced before.
That’s why it's so important to adjust your mindset and mentally prepare for the unexpected before you start planning.
If you can, try to find a venue and vendors with flexible change policies and ensure they add a Covid cancellation clause into any contract you plan to agree on.
While most vendors are reasonable, some may not be willing to shift service dates in the event of last minute changes. Of course under normal circumstances this is completely reasonable, but with government mandated restrictions changing at the drop of a hat, you may end up having to postpone or cancel at the last minute.
Communicate with your planner and your vendors any concerns you have about Covid related changes. Then, come up with a contract that works best for you!
If a vendor won’t work with you, don’t be afraid to find someone who will...it is your wedding after all!
3. Enjoy the peace that comes with restrictions
Weddings are already extremely stressful and overwhelming (especially when it comes to creating the guest list). There’s always pressure to invite an aunt or a cousin you haven’t spoken to since you were in diapers...even though you may be the one absorbing those additional costs.
Your wedding of 50-75 of your closest family and friends could turn into an event for 125-150 with a whole lot of extra debt included.
Now, here's probably the best part about COVID..."Micro-weddings"!
...With so many limits on venue capacity, you don’t have room for those unnecessary people or extra costs.
In fact, you can literally blame anything you don’t want to do on Covid (which is a benefit we've never had before)!
At the end of the day, your wedding day is supposed to be one of the most memorable moments of your life.
And since we have no idea when things will go back to normal, we hope these tips can help make your Covid planning experience everything you want it to be!
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