How to Keep Planning Your Wedding During Lockdown.
Lockdown may have stopped us leaving the house, but it hasn’t stopped us planning amazing weddings. The wedding industry as a whole have adapted and diversified their businesses so that we can continue to help our couples and make sure that they don’t feel alone. In this post I’m going to outline some things you can do to continue planning your wedding during lockdown 3!
Keep on track.
This is a great time to get on top of your paperwork, make sure your budget is on track and that you have planned everything you need to up until this point. By using wedding checklists and budget trackers you can check everything is up to date. These are great tools that you can use through out your planning and they keep you so organised that your suppliers will be so impressed!
Confirm your suppliers
If there are any suppliers that you have been going back and forth with but haven’t yet confirmed them it would be a great idea to try and do this now if you can. Not only because its something else ticked off your list but also during this time we are all living in literally every little helps and suppliers really need deposits at the moment and speaking form experience every time us wedding suppliers get a booking we do a little happy dance that we get to work on another great wedding with a fab couple!
If you are still looking for your venue the majority of venues especially across the UK are offering virtual tours so that you can still take a look around while not breaking lockdown, these are a great opportunity to get an idea of what the venue looks like and also speak to the on site wedding team and ask any questions you have. Suppliers are also doing a range of virtual consultation including bridal designers and shops, its definitely worth looking into and seeing if you can book in some online appointments to help find your suppliers and get a better idea of what you want.
If you are organising a gift list registry, lockdown is a great time to create your list or speak to different providers and see which is the best for you. There are providers such as The Wedding Shop and …………… who offer amazing services to help build your gift list. This is basically like online shopping without needing to spend any money, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy scrolling through the hundreds of items you can choose from.
Another wish list you could make is a list of bits and bobs that you might need on the wedding day, this could include things such as boxes and labels to organise everything that is going to the venue so the team on the day know what needs to go where.
Dedicate certain days to wedding planning
In order to not feel overwhelmed with wedding planning while in lockdown, dedicate certain days of the week to wedding planning. If you are at the start of your planning you may want more than one day as your excited to get planning but try not to completely fill every moment with wedding planning, you need to take some time for yourself especially at times like this. Make time for self-care and also enjoying your engagement!
Update Pinterest boards
I’m constantly changing up my Pinterest boards, with wedding trends changing and new ideas popping up on Instagram daily don’t feel like you can’t change your mind when initially thinking of what you want your wedding to look like. Pinterest boards are ever changing and by spending some time working out your style and what you want your wedding to look like now, will save you time when it comes to meeting with your supplier and telling them your ideas. Not to mention giving them visuals makes sure everyone is on the right page!
Why not start building your wedding playlist during lockdown? Starting to put together a selection of songs for your ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening party is a great job to get ticked off early so you aren’t stressing at the last minute trying to get everything sorted. You can put together a rough playlist on Spotify and then send this over to your DJ/Band for their suggestions. If you are using live musicians for your ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast ask if you can get recommendations of songs they usually play at certain parts of the day and see if there are any songs included that you hadn’t thought of that you love!
If you want to take a break from the wedding day planning why not take a look and get some inspiration on where you want to go for your Honeymoon, you don’t need to book anything (especially during this time when travel is uncertain) but getting ideas on where you would like to go and what type of trip you would like to have will save you time in the long run.
A wedding website is a great option especially for weddings taking place in the near future. It’s an easy way to be able to update your guests easily without needing to send out hundreds of texts, emails or cards if you need to postpone. It also works really well for being able to provide guests with lots of information such as local accommodation, menu choices and timings.
If planning your wedding during lockdown is becoming a chore and taking away the fun and just giving you more stress, dont worry! I can help ease your planning burden and help you enjoy planning your wedding once again. Send me an email or book in a call and we can chat about how I can help you plan your wedding!