Planning for your wedding is stressful at the best of times. Planning for your wedding when social distancing is the norm for the foreseeable future comes with additional challenges.
Whether your wedding has been postponed or you’re newly engaged and want to focus on something positive, here are some concrete steps that will have you on your way towards your dream wedding day.
Update your budget
If your wedding has been postponed because of the COVID-19 crisis, you’re likely going to need to update your budget. Perhaps some vendors didn’t provide refunds and you need to reduce your budget as a result of lost deposits. Or perhaps you’ve found yourself with more time to save so you can move the budget upwards.
And if you’re just getting started on the wedding planning process, budgeting is your first crucial step.
Sit down with any parties who are contributing to your wedding and work out how much money you’ll have for the big day – and your honeymoon.
Then, create a flexible budget that will cover all the critical components of your wedding day, including:
- Wedding dress, suits, and shoes
- Venue and accommodation
- Décor and decorations
- Wedding party costs
These budgets should be seen as moveable targets since the costs might surprise you. But with ballpark figures in mind, you’re in a better position to know if something is a realistic option for your wedding.
Whatever your circumstances, make sure you and your partner are on the same page about your budget.
Decide on your theme
One of the best parts of planning your wedding is getting inspired. You’ll see things you love, things you don’t, and things you absolutely want.
But deciding on the theme and working out what your wedding will look like can be painstaking and time-consuming. Especially if your partner has different tastes to you.
Now that you and your partner are spending more time together at home, set some aside to decide.
Keep your budget in mind so that you know (approximately) how much money you have to spend on centrepieces and wedding favours.
Schedule what you can
Many wedding vendors, event planners, and local stores are struggling to stay afloat during the crisis.
If you’re in a position to pay a deposit on your floral arrangements or commission those one-of-a-kind centrepieces from a local vendor, do so.
You’ll feel better about having your planning on the way and they’ll be given some breathing room during this uncertain period. It’s a win-win!
Create your registry
Give your guests the benefit of additional time too by creating your registry now!
You can always update your registry later so anyone who’s a little less organized won’t be short of options.
Just ensure anything you put on there isn’t something you need in the near future. If you’re likely to purchase it in the interim, leave it off the list. You can always add it down the line if you don’t manage to get your hands on it before your wedding day.
Get your wedding rings organized
Shopping for the perfect wedding band for your significant other can be a daunting task. It’s best to give yourself as much time as possible to get organized.
We’re operating during the COVID-19 period of social distancing since we’re an online store anyway.