With the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the wedding industry extremely hard, so many couples are faced with no other choice than to cancel their original wedding plans. Destination weddings are either getting canceled or postponed, venues are closing down, and most vendors are going out of office. This puts couples in a tight situation, forcing them to either postpone their weddings altogether, or to cancel original plans and make do with what is available.
As a bride whose wedding date is right around the corner, you’re probably losing sleep, wondering how to salvage the available resources and create a memorable wedding celebration for yourself and guests. If you still haven’t gotten any ideas, worry no more! To help you out, we’ve put together this list of COVID-19 wedding planning tips below.
- Update your guests
Since most of your original wedding plans will have to be changed, it is essential that you keep your guests updated. For instance, if you’ve decided to cancel your destination wedding and have a wedding in your town instead, your guests need to be informed. You can send an email with all the wedding changes you and your spouse have decided on, and explain reasons why these changes have to be made.
Note that it is important you send out this information as soon as possible. This will give your guests sufficient time to make new plans!
- Trim original guest list
Planning a wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic means you have to take lots of safety precautions. This begins with trimming your guest list. Since throwing a big, festive celebration during the pandemic is impractical, opt for a small, intimate gathering instead.
Trim your original guest list as much as you can to include just your family and closest friends. Explain why this has to be to your guests, and invite them to experience the wedding via video broadcasts.
- Provide wash stations and sanitizers
You probably never dreamed that your wedding guests would be wearing face masks while you say your vows, but to keep everyone safe, it is necessary. Provide wash stations and sanitizers for guests, to ensure everyone is safe.
Also, choose a spacious venue to ensure you and your guests can practice social distancing. A big hall or garden can make this easier.
- Make the setting magical
The COVID-19 pandemic most likely has you and your guests bored of your homes and in need of a new setting. So don’t hold back when decorating your wedding venue. Use string lights, ribbons, flowers (lots of flowers!), pictures, candles, fabrics, and any other item necessary to give the hall a magical feel.
A beautifully decorated hall will take away lingering disappointment of the plan change, and make your day special and memorable!
- Provide entertainment
While some vendors may have closed their offices due to the pandemic, there are so many others who will be willing to offer their services once you explain that you will be taking safety precautions. So reach out to MCs, live bands, D.Js, caterers, and dancers to perform at your wedding. Great entertainment will give your ceremony the festive air every wedding needs!
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Planning a wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic can be incredibly tasking for any bride. So how about you reach out to us and let us help you with the process? With our amazing track record and experience with putting smiles on brides’ faces, Events by Lady J can definitely transform your dream into reality!