So, you got engaged before or during the coronavirus outbreak and now you want to start planning the ultimate post-pandemic wedding?
First of all - congratulations! It’s beautiful to see that even a worldwide super virus cannot stop love!
Second of all – What a wedding you are going to have! At a time when we have all missed our family and friends, socialising, fine dining and a good old boogie, you are going to give people (and yourselves) all of those things combined.
You may be wondering if the wedding planning process has been altered by the pandemic and if there are certain things that you should take into consideration. The answer is yes. So we have pulled together our top tips for planning your post-pandemic wedding.
Book your Venue & Suppliers Early
As I’m sure you are aware, thousands of couples who had their weddings booked for 2020 and 2021 have had to postpone their big day. Combine these couples with the newly engaged couples and what we have is a huge amount of demand for weddings over the next few years. This means that venues and suppliers are going to be much busier than usual and prime dates will get snapped up quickly. For this reason it is so important that you get booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Support local businesses
One thing that the pandemic has taught us is just how important yet fragile local businesses are. Communities have really pulled together to help their local businesses survive such a difficult period and in return local businesses have been so helpful and generous wherever they can. It has been really special thing to witness and be a part of. We really hope to see this continue after the pandemic is over, especially in the wedding industry which is home to so many amazing small businesses who can provide extra special and personal touches to your big day. From invitations to décor, you can pull off an amazing wedding when you shop local.
Get Wedding Insurance
Wedding insurance has always been recommended to couples planning their big day. It’s nothing new. However, it is not something that every couple was aware of or saw the value in previously. The unfortunate effects of coronavirus however have made people realise just how important it is to protect themselves financially. Planning a wedding doesn’t come cheap and whilst it is very unlikely that anything will go wrong it is always best to take out an insurance policy just in case.
Our final tip for you and your partner is to not worry. The government and medical experts are relatively confident that we won’t be going into another lockdown and that we are now well on the road to normality. Whilst we understand that there may always be ‘what ifs’ in the back of your mind, try not to let them stress you out or put a damper on your wedding planning journey. Worrying has no benefits so enjoy this magical time and get planning your dream wedding!