Well, we’re still in lockdown and life still feels incredibly strange for a lot of us but like I said in my last blog, this whole situation has taught me an immense amount about flexibility and a hell of a lot about how little we can actually control! Never one to be completely consumed by the negatives of a situation, I’ve been working hard on maintaining a positive mental attitude and looking for ways the wedding industry can help support those of you who are currently planning, or indeed rescheduling their weddings.
I imagine living through a global pandemic wasn’t exactly top of the 2020 “to do” list when it came to your wedding planning, however there are plenty of things you can be doing to maintain that wedding excitement. Here is a brief round up of my top tips for keeping busy during lockdown...
Be organised. With all the disruption to 2020 weddings, 2021 is shaping up to be an extremely busy year. Bear in mind that a lot of people are having to reschedule their big days and consequently dates are booking up at unprecedented rates. If you are planning a 2021 (or even 2022) wedding, and already have a date in mind, now is the time to start booking your suppliers.
Utilise the internet.
One of the saving graces of this lockdown is that we’re doing it in a technological age. I don’t think I've ever been as grateful as I am now for the internet (or Netflix, for that matter!) Now is an excellent time to create vision boards and research the kind of style you’d like for your big day. Pinterest in particular is a fantastic resource, use it to save ideas so that you can give your suppliers a visual concept of what it is you’re after. Instagram too, is a great platform. Most big weddings magazines and blogs have profiles and most suppliers too, follow them for inspiration and advice. Love my Dress is a blog that has been fantastic at supporting both brides & the wedding industry as a whole during this time and I wholeheartedly love and appreciate them for the support they're providing right now online & in their bride group. If you haven't already joined, I highly recommend that you do.
For the creative amongst you, now is an excellent time to be utilising those skills! Get to work on your favours, your centrepieces or your table plans. A lot of vendors are offering online classes to help in this respect, so have a look about for what’s available. Perhaps a modern calligraphy session or a floristry class? You may find you have skills you didn’t even know about!
Plan your music.
From the music you walk down the aisle to, to your first dance, to the songs that’ll have you dancing a night long...if music is a big part of your life, use this time to put together a playlist you’ll both love.
Lastly, for those of you that already have vendors booked, do keep in touch with them. Covid-19 is having a massive effect on the whole industry but you’ll find that most of us are doing absolutely everything we can to help our clients. We know how important this day is to you and we are here to help alleviate any stress we can, or to answer any questions you may have. Do reach out if you need us, we’ll do absolutely everything we can to help.