Let’s face it– Covid-19 sucks. There’s no way around it. It has impacted so much of our daily lives, and has hit couples planning on get married in 2020 especially hard. Our hearts go out to all those effected, but remember, love is NOT canceled.Postponing your wedding isn’t anyone’s first choice, so we’re sharing a few tips to help plan virtually so you can come out on the other side of all this swinging!
-Consider setting up virtual venue tours! Whether you’re trying to just get started planning or working on rescheduling, lots of venues are no offering virtual tours, some pre recorded, some via FaceTime. If there’s a place you really like but are having trouble envisioning, reach out and ask if you can set up a meeting virtually.
-Remember, not everything has to include video. If you’re feeling worn out and overwhelmed with all the Zoom meetings that could have been an email– we get it. It’s okay to NOT do things ‘face to face’. Plenty of work with vendors can be done over phone or email if you’d prefer, so don’t feel like putting on a real bra and some makeup is your only option anymore. Long live dry shampoo hair!
-Consider streaming for some. Regardless of when you’re postponing to, you may consider thinking about streaming your ceremony for elderly loved ones that may not feel comfortable traveling, even in the future.
-Don’t be afraid to ask for help! If you’re feeling overwhelmed or out of ideas, get in touch with your existing vendors! Most are happy to help with a bit of advice or insight that may get your wheels turning creatively again.
-Celebrate your original date. If you’re postponing and not planning for the first time, it’s okay to be sad about missing your original wedding date. It’s okay to grieve and feel disappointed and like it’s unfair. It IS unfair. Even with all of that, don’t be afraid to acknowledge and celebrate your original wedding date! Order in takeout or set up an in home date night. Celebrate the sentiment, or grieve what you’re missing. Whatever that looks like for you, acknowledge it, because (eventually) you will look back on this time and it will be an epic story for your grandkids!
-Research your local laws and current restrictions around marriage licenses. Some states have stopped issuing marriage licenses, so be sure to research what your state’s current restrictions around licensing is in case it impacts your planning.
-Amp up your wedding website. Spend a bit more time than you may have before working on your wedding website. Include information that guests may be wondering, like a back up plan/date, if you’ll be offering streaming services, etc.