It’s been a couple of weeks since the lockdown started and as much as we hate to admit it, we’re all trying our best to adjust to the new normal. Things are tough but you shouldn’t let that stop you from what really matters- wedding planning! Don’t let quarantine stop you from effectively planning your wedding, take this as an opportunity to really think about what your vision is for the big day. Is there anything you’ve been wanting to add to your wedding? Or are you newly engaged and you’re just simply looking to get a head start? Either way, there is no better time than now to plan the wedding of your dreams from the comfort of your bed. After all, this really just makes it more convenient for you to not have to hide your wedding planning in front of your boss. Here are 10 ways you can plan your wedding from home.
Being at home full time, inevitably, leads to having more time spent on your phone. As much as we hate to admit it, we’re probably spending a lot more time on our phones recently than we have been before. But being on your phone isn’t necessarily a bad thing if it means you’re also being efficient. If you’re recently engaged, you can start by putting together your Pinterest board to give you a general idea of what you want your wedding to look like. Whether you already have an idea of what you want to do or you’re just beginning to brainstorm, Pinterest is always a great place to go for inspiration. Plus, you might just find a few tips and tricks there that you can use!
Planning a wedding is not always smooth sailing. You are going to face challenges here and there and sometimes things just don’t work in your favor. Which is why it’s probably a good idea to have a backup plan in case something doesn’t work out. Better be safe than sorry, am i right?
It might be something you’ve been putting off for a while, or simply it just takes time to really decide on a wedding color. After all, the color you pick is going to set the tone of the wedding so it’s important that you pick a color that is right for both you and your fiance. Plus, we are now offering 5 free swatches, no minimum required, take advantage of this and get started on that color search!
Use this time to think how you would like to announce the big news to your loved ones. Whether you want to build a wedding website via The Knot or go down the traditional route and send a paper RSVP. There are plenty of options, there is absolutely no need to rush.
This wedding should be as big of a deal to you as it is to your fiance. After all, you both are getting married and should both be in charge of tasks. Communication is very important when it comes to making big decisions, talk to your fiance, see what he would like to contribute, and create an Excel spreadsheet to divide up the tasks and always keep track of who’s doing what.
A wedding guest list might just be one of the hardest things you’ll have to do, depending on the size of the wedding. You’ll have to say no to a lot of people, whether you like it or not. Talk to your fiance and your families, make sure you don’t forget any relatives and friends, and if you’re planning a small wedding, talk to your parents and see if it’s okay to not invite your mom’s friend from college. Remember, this is your wedding day and you should be in charge of who gets to attend.
What is the point of having a wedding if you don’t have a register? How we see this is that now having so much time at home, you might actually start noticing what’s missing from your life. That blender you’ve always wanted but never did? Put it on your register. And that pasta machine that seemed like a bad idea? Make it a good one by having someone gift it to you!
Now, it’s time for the serious stuff- figuring out your bridal party. Who do you want as your bridesmaids, the people that you want celebrating the rest of your life right alongside you. Could be your best friends from high school, your cousin, or your fiance’s sister who you’ve grown to have a close bond with. Surprise them with a bridesmaid proposal, let them know how important they are to you.
Now that you’ve picked out (and hopefully, proposed to) your bridesmaids, it’s time to open a bottle of wine and start a Zoom meeting with them to pick out the dresses. Let them know that color you’ve picked out for the wedding and perhaps some styles you’ve been eyeing. Dress shopping is always more fun when more people are around, virtually.
Finally, the dresses have arrived and you could not be more excited to see them. You know the drill, pop open a bottle of champagne (or whatever you have at home!) and get ready to see your best friends try on those bridesmaid dresses and envision how good the whole bridal party will look at the wedding.
Being at home doesn’t mean you have to cancel all your plans. You can always find ways to be more productive and efficient when it comes to wedding planning. If anything, we see this more as an opportunity to have the time to really look at all of your options before making a final decision. Besides, could you find a more comfortable place to plan your wedding than from your bed? Stay positive and stay safe at home, together we can flatten the curve!