How to enjoy your wedding planning in lockdown
Wow, 2020 has been a real toughie of a year and now we find ourselves going back into lockdown for another four weeks. Has the uncertainty made you question if your wedding will go ahead? Have you lost your wedding planning mojo? I will share some hints and tips to help you regain the wedding planning buzz.
This is where the internet can really be your friend. What time of venue are you interested in? Country home, dry hire barn, marquee? You can shortlist potential venues by looking at their websites and social media channels. Look at the suppliers who are tagged in their posts and explore their work. There are also great wedding directories that can help with finding venues such as Hitched and Love My Dress. Another option is to work with a local wedding supplier who offers a venue sourcing service. They will know the venues in the area well and can give you some insight in to how your dream wedding could work within the venue.
Look at the images that photographers have taken during weddings at the venue. It will give you a feel for the lighting, space and layout.
Once you have made a shortlist get in touch with the venues to check availability on your preferred dates. Ask to see a copy of their Terms of Business to ensure you are happy with them. You might also be able to do a virtual tour ahead of an in-person tour when lockdown is over.
Source your suppliers
Take the time to research and reach out to suppliers. Do you like their style? Does it suit you as a couple? Are they within your budget? Take a look at their portfolio and testimonials. What venues and suppliers have they worked with?
Can you have a free consultation over zoom to discuss your requirements and explore if you are good fit for each other before you book. It is not something to be rushed in to.
Tick off the wedding planning tasks
Use your time at home to get into the wedding planning tasks including picking hymns and readings, choosing stationary designs, drawing up a table plan from the guest list, choose your music for key moments and creating a playlist for the evening.
Are you able to DIY any elements of the wedding? Maybe you’re a wizz on Canva and can design the stationary or you can learn calligraphy to create beautiful name cards. Here is a list of other DIY options to keep you busy:
- Table plans
- Making favours
- Create signage
- Personalised guest book
Take a look at Pinterest to get loads of DIY ideas.
I hope reading this has helped you get your wedding planning excitement back. If it hasn’t and you want some help please do get in touch.