• Tips for Planning Your Dream Wedding amidst COVID-19

    Posted on: 31 December, 2020 in: Blog

    Virtual weddings, micro-weddings, zoom weddings, intimate wedding reception, physical distancing wedding layout, stylish bridal face masks… Most probably, none of these words existed before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. This global pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives and weddings are no exception. Thousands of couples all around the world were planning to get hitched in 2020 but the pandemic put a pause on their dreams. However, as new vaccines are being developed, there’s a hope to get your dream wedding in months to come.

    If you had postponed your wedding date, you might consider rescheduling it for 2021.  But even if the cases of COVID-19 are shrinking, it will take time to get things back to normal. This means that weddings in the near future will look different. You might have postponed your big day for a few months, but it’s not safe to go over the board. So, if you’re planning to say “I do” in the next few months, then forget all the conventional wedding planning tips and settle for something more intimate. The pandemic is still there, so scale down the size and budget of everything to plan a surreal wedding with your loved ones only. In this ever-evolving scenario, it can be challenging to plan a perfect wedding. But fret not! We are here to help you plan a wedding amidst a global pandemic.

    Stay Up-to-Date

    The most important rule of planning a COVID-19 wedding is to stay calm and up to date on the most recent government guidelines. Keep checking travel restrictions and guest capacity guidelines to plan accordingly. Book your dream wedding venue at least four-to-five months in advance but don’t forget to ask about the cancellation policy. Rules and regulations vary by state, so make sure to stay informed with the latest guidelines. Some states or countries have put a restriction on the number of guests you can invite. However, rules are changing as the situation gets in control. You may make a guest list according to the latest guidelines and book a bigger venue in case the restrictions get lifted in the future. The first list of invites should have people with who you would want to share this most important and intimate experience. Also, when choosing the venue, make sure to pick a spacious location to comply with the social distancing norms.

    Think About Everyone’s Safety

    You want people to remember your wedding for good reasons. To make sure that your guests stay safe throughout the celebration, practice extra hygiene. Set up hand sanitization booths and make the thermal screening of guests, as well as staff compulsory. Ask the venue manager to sanitize the entire area, including touch elevator buttons, doorknobs, and more. You may also consider a buffet dinner to avoid direct contact with waiters. Moreover, to make your wedding look more hygienic, go for eco-friendly, disposables like plates, glasses, and other cutlery.

    Don’t Skimp on Decorations

    Even if you’re scaling down and shrinking your guest lists, don’t compromise with the venue decorations. It doesn’t matter how many people attend your wedding, you will have pictures that will stay with you forever. So, use all your creativity to create a dream venue. Flowers, candles, fairy lights, lanterns, photo booths- make the best use of decorative items to create the perfect theme.

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