How to Navigate Wedding Planning During COVID-19
You hanging in there?
We never imagined writing a blog post about planning a wedding during a global pandemic, but here we are! Our hearts are breaking for the couples who have to reschedule their weddings due to COVID-19. If that's you, you deserve to be frustrated. You deserve to cry it out.
But whether you're having to reschedule your wedding RIGHT NOW or you're just a bit nervous that this whole coronavirus thing isn't going to be cleared up by the time your wedding comes around in a few months, we have some advice for you.
First things first, don't freak out. Like we said, you deserve to be frustrated. But, don't jump the gun or make changes until you truly need to. Stay aware of what's going on, but if your wedding is June or later, don't change your date just yet! We have been telling our clients to wait until May 1st before they make a decision about June.
Make the most of this time. Since we're pretty much required to stay home right now, use the downtime to your advantage. Now is the perfect time to work on some of the "little things" like picking out koozies, party favors, and other decorations that can be ordered online. You can also finalize your registry and plan your seating chart during this time! Unfortunately, we can't do dress alterations, cake tastings, and things like that during a mandatory shelter in place. But, focus on all the things you CAN do! So many vendors are offering video meetings during this time to accommodate for couples affected by this.
Speaking of koozies, Jeremy and I ordered ours and instead of including our date (June 6th) on the koozie, we opted for "Est. 2020" on the koozie just in case we do have to reschedule! Hopefully, that's helpful for any brides who are unsure about their upcoming date!
Now is also a really great time to double-check all of your contracts and read through them with a fine-toothed comb and make sure you fully understand what happens in situations like this. If you're one of my upcoming brides and you have a question about our contract, please let me know right away! I'm here for you.
Phew, you ready for this one?! EXERCISE! Whether you're trying to get in shape for your big day or not, a killer workout or even a long walk outside will help you destress. You can't deny the benefits of exercise! Plus, it's finally warming up... and we could all use the fresh air right now! Don't be afraid to take your workout outdoors to let some frustration out and take a breather away from work, technology, and housework... just keep your distance! :)
All in all, stay the course! Keep working towards the best day of your life! If you have to reschedule, adopt the mindset that your "new" date will be better than ever! I'm here for you, friend.
Please reach out with any questions you have!