A Guide to Wedding Planning Through COVID-19
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, killer hornets, and the newest level of Jumanji一the last thing most couples have on their mind is planning for their wedding. Unfortunately, several couples have had to postpone or cancel their wedding due to shutdowns and closures. But, fear not! We’ve come up with a handy & helpful guide that will help our couples navigate through these trying times and will serve as an important tool when planning for your upcoming wedding!
Where to Begin…
Check-in with your venue. Before going down the list of vendors you need to get in touch with, start with the most important of them all. Reach out to your venue and get an updated statement on their plans & policies moving forward. Get confirmation on whether your original date will still be available and if not, ask what dates you should begin looking at instead. Chances are that several couples have begun rescheduling and postponing their dates if it was set to happen up until August 2020, so it’s best to get a hold of your venue to get a clearer idea of how to proceed with planning.
After following up with your venue, the next step is to get in contact with your vendors. Write up a list of all the vendors you’ve been in touch with and reach out to them regarding their updated policies during this time. Give them an update on any changes to your date/venue so that they can check their availability.
Overall, weddings will become a much more intimate gathering. So in light of this, you and your fiance should begin looking into a smaller guest list for your wedding. This will definitely be a tough step to take, but ultimately if your guests would have to fly to attend your wedding, it would be best to keep them off your list for the time being. Narrow down your original list of guests to those who live closer to your venue (to avoid lengthy travel) and consider your elderly at-risk guests as well.
Update Your Guests!
Once you’ve confirmed your date and venue and have narrowed down your list of guests, it’s time to send out updated invitations. Consider sending out e-vites if your event has been postponed to an earlier date so that your guests can begin making accommodations if need be. However, if your event has been postponed to a much later date, get creative with your new invitations! Keep it short and sweet, but make sure to include some much-needed information such as expectations to wear face coverings, social distancing, and other safety measures you plan to exercise during your event.
Take advantage of the smaller guest list by implementing more intimate memories and activities. Examples include personalized face coverings with your initials and date and goodie bags with hand sanitizer and a mini bottle of alcohol (e.g. Titos, Fireball, Jack Daniels). These will definitely make your wedding favors unforgettable.
Keep a Positive Mindset!
Lastly, we want to remind you that you are not alone right now. Hundreds of thousands of weddings have been rescheduled due to this pandemic and we understand that it is an extremely challenging time. That being said, it helps to look on the bright side of a situation. For example, use this free time to focus on personalizing your big day! Write letters to your guests, come up with imaginative favors, and inspire your style and personality into your wedding. Most importantly, keep in mind that we are here to help every step of the way. We’re excited to make your day the “Best Wedding Ever!”
What We’re Doing
From start to finish, we guarantee that our employees will take extraordinary precautions during each and every event. All our DJs and Photo Booths attendants will be equipped with face masks, disinfectant wipes to wipe down microphones between uses, and will practice social distancing by remaining more than six feet away from you and your guests. As for our Photo Booths, we have made sure to be more diligent than we already were in regards to sanitation and cleanliness of our equipment and props. In addition to our touchless Photo Booths, our attendants will also be equipped with face masks, gloves, and disinfectant wipes to ensure the props and Photo Booth are sanitized before, during, and after your event.