It is possible to be still excited about your wedding planning. That is correct despite unclear guidelines, changing guidelines, reduced numbers, postponements, and cancellations. Let me start by acknowledging the difficulties you have faced over the past few months.
This is something I feel with my clients as well. I have had to cancel weddings which was devastating for both of us. Despite feeling like it is never-ending, I have maintained optimism, even though there are days when it seems like we will not see large gatherings again.
No matter your stage in the wedding planning process, whether you’re a newly engaged couple or an experienced planner who has dealt with postponements, these tips can help you feel excited again. My advice is both honest and practical so that you can enjoy the next few months without stress. This piece is also featured on the wonderful wedding blog Love My Dress.
Joy is an integral part of what I do. Wedding planning is why I chose to specialize in it.
- GET INSPIRED
It’s a great way to get excited about your wedding day by immersing yourself in all things related to it via magazines, blogs or social channels. Virtual bridal shows continue to occur, so make sure you are taking advantage of all the available resources. It is wonderful to see that the global debate on diversity has led to one outcome: more of us can see ourselves in wedding media. Long may that continue!
- START PLANNING A BUDGET
Talk to your partner about your priorities. This could include guest numbers (would it be possible to host 100+ guests) or entertainment, decor, food and drink.
You will need to make a list of five essential things. This will help you identify traditions or things you don’t want. You can have a great party or make sure every detail is personal and decorated with the best decor.
- DO NOT BE AFRAID to ASK FOR HELP & SUPPORT
It’s okay to share the joy of planning a wedding with your closest friends and family, despite all the turmoil in the world.
Do not feel that wedding planning is an easy task when considering all the world’s challenges. If you prefer to have the planning done by professionals, your family and friends will love to help you.
- DON’T HESITATE TO REACH OUT TO WEDDING SUPPLIERS RIGHT NOW
We are still here! Our industry has many top suppliers that can help you plan for the future, whether you want to make plans for 2022 or the end of the current year.
You should also check their availability, especially if you are looking for a particular photographer. With the many postponements and changes to next year, they are becoming very popular!
Be clear about the provider’s cancellation and postponement policies in all discussions regarding services. There are very few UK wedding insurance policies (and none cover Covid-related issues), so it is essential to read the small print carefully.
- STAY PRESENT
Take the time to enjoy the moment, and not on what you think might happen in three years. This is something I cannot stress enough. It is my job to have a plan B. However, second-guessing government policy and international relations are not my spheres of influence. I will guess yours.
I would advise you to not make major changes or shifts in your plans if you aren’t ready for your big day. Don’t let “what if?” stop you from having fun with the moment before your big day.
Get in touch to discuss your wedding and my potential assistance. I’ll arrange a virtual coffee date!