What a strange time for us all, ey? It looks like our life in lockdown is about to be extended for a while longer. So I thought it was the perfect time for me to share my top tips for planning your wedding in these unprecedented times. It's hardly surprising that Coronavirus has affected couples planning their weddings this year, and throughout 2021 too. I know so many couples who have been affected by this awful pandemic, and my calendar for 2021 is already filling fast! However, we've all got to remain positive during this time. It's highly unlikely that we'll have so much time on our hands ever again. In essence, you should use it as an opportunity to get ahead of the game and carry on planning!
1. This will never happen again; you get so spend all this time with your loved ones!
Planning a wedding is so time-consuming, and you can look forward to getting married post-pandemic when we can all celebrate together again. You need to spend time with your loved ones or connect with them virtually if you're not self-isolating with them. When you're not catching up with your friends, family and their cute pets, you should have lots of time to PLAN alongside those pesky DIY jobs you've been putting off. Being at home all day will give you time to consider everything from wedding favours and table plans to creating an awesome playlist for the evening reception. Use your time wisely and enjoy planning all of those little details!
2. Even though the wedding venues are closed, there’s loads of information online!
With so many venues having to close due to the Coronavirus outbreak, their calendars are likely to be getting booked up into 2021 and beyond. Although the venues might be closed, there's lots of information available online, and it's expected that they will still be contactable. As a photographer, I've adapted to offering FREE consultations via Skype and Zoom. I'm able to send you a variety of galleries via email so you can see how I shoot a wedding day from start to finish! Use this time to choose your venue, photographer and extras, I promise it will relieve the stress when we get to the other side of lockdown!
3. Start a Pinterest board or make a mood-board