Tips for wedding planning during Covid-19
Ugh, I don’t know about yall, but I will be so happy when I never have to hear the following words again:
Corona. The virus. Flatten the curve. Social distancing. Shelter in place. Quarantine. PPE.
What a time we’ve had, huh? Especially you couples who have been planning your wedding only to have to or have had to consider rescheduling. I’ve been thinking about it a lot and you are all so heavy in my hearts. I decided to sit down and write out a few pointers or tips for wedding planning during Covid-19, that might help ease things a bit as we move through this all. I really hope it helps at least one of you.
- Before moving your wedding date, talk to your photographer:
I can’t stress this enough. I know when your venue says they have minimal options in a certain timeframe, it can be stressful and make you feel like you have to make a decision at that moment, but give your photographer a call or an email and please make sure one of those dates will work. If you don’t, you could risk not having them on your day and leave you looking for someone who is. You will also more than likely be losing your retainer as well.
2. Have alternate invite lists:
We have no idea when the different phases will open in Michigan, but once we get into the next phase, we can have events with 50 people according to the President’s press conference. I know it’s not cool to kind of rank your loved ones, but might be smart to have different tier invitation list. Like 50 guests who absolutely need to be present at your wedding, 100 guests, 150 guests and so on. This might help alleviate some stress.
3. Think more intimate:
I know some of you had planned for very large guest lists, but think about the idea of something more intimate. Like my above tip, but just plan for something small to begin with. Your day will still be amazing. Not only that, but you will know and LOVE every single person in that room. Just think about the beautiful emotion – ahhhhh my heart wants to burst just thinking about it!
4. Elope now and party later:
Once stay home/stay safe is lifted and it’s legal, Covid can’t stop you from marrying your favorite person. You can still elope now, get married and then move your reception to something later. If you want to get married now and celebrate with everyone once it’s safe, that it totally ok!
I know this has all been a lot on everyone, but please just try to recenter and focus on the love. We will get through this together and please reach out if you need me. xo, e