29 Apr Your Wedding Planning Guide During Isolation
The world is experiencing one of the most challenging crises in history as it continues to record huge level of damages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The disease has led to loss of lives, jobs, and means of livelihood as everyone is advised to stay at home in order to curb the spread of the highly contagious virus.
Social gatherings and religious activities have all be banned across the world as we are all advised to stay isolated to be saved.
As much as self-isolation appears to be the best measure to combat this deadly virus, it has affected most activities scheduled to take place till a vaccine as found.
Unfortunately, many wedding ceremonies have been put on hold because of social distancing measures.
However, we must not let the pandemic stall your wedding preparations, as are many things you can sort out during the lockdown.
Here are top six things you can do during the lockdown that will help you get ready for your wedding ceremony as soon as the pandemic is over. So, let’s get the ball rolling!
1. Decide the type of wedding ceremony you want with your partner
Are you interested in having a much elaborated wedding ceremony? Are you settling for a small-crowd wedding that won’t consume much money? Or what type of wedding are you dreaming to have – a non-religious or interfaith? This is the first thing you must settle during the lockdown or isolation period.
Obviously, you have to reach a conclusion with your partner over the type of wedding you want. So, you are advised to have a deep conversation with him or her through a phone call, WhatsApp message, Skype or any other social media platform while you remain indoors.
2. Find a suitable venue
Having decided on the type of wedding ceremony you want, you should proceed to finding the venue that is good for the type of wedding you eventually choose.
You don’t need to move from one place to another before finding a venue that suits your taste, thanks to the advancement in science and technology.
Pick up your phone; make an online search for wedding venues around your vicinity and you will definitely see numerous results that please you and your partner.
Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google are some of the popular platforms where you can carry out your search for suitable wedding venue.
Meanwhile, below are some of the features that make up a very good and conducive wedding venue:
- It is large and spacious
- A conducive nearby accommodation
- Lovely outdoor seating
- State-of-the-art and up-to-date technology
- Delicious food.
It is advisable you get your venue ready before picking a wedding date in order to avoid being under time pressure while choosing the venue. Moreover, you can’t pick a date until after the whole pandemic crisis is over.
3. Hire a photographer
This aspect of your wedding preparation isn’t what you can rush because you’re expected to have a very long-term interaction with your photographer before the big day.
Though you can get a quality photographer via the internet, there is a need to know his or her personality by having regular video chat with him. It is important you know that you can book a photographer 8-12 months before the event; hence, you still have time to be engaged in one-on-one discussion post covid-19.
Make sure you request for some of his or her previous jobs and an online video preview to know if he is the right person for the job. This is also applicable to every supplier you want to hire for the big day.
4. Get a wedding planner
It is very important you hire a wedding planner who will help you take care of many activities before, during and after the occasion. You should use this isolation period to get in touch with the wedding planner you feel is capable of providing hitch-free services. Call and message him or her frequently as part of your mission to get her prepared before time.
5. Create a guest list
Who are the people you wish to invite to the wedding ceremony? This lockdown gives you the chance to make a conclusive list of guests you want to see during the event. So, don’t be too concerned about other activities to forget this part of your wedding preparation because it is extremely important.
6. Choose your attire, style, theme and colour
This is another wedding preparation that must be settled before the end of the coronavirus-enforced lockdown. You don’t have to wait too long before deciding the gown and attire to put on throughout the day. Make online purchase of your gown if there is no quality boutique around.
Explore Pinterest and Instagram to see numerous wedding videos in order to choose the theme, colour, design and style you want for your wedding event.
Rather than being sad over the postponement of your wedding due to covid-19, see this period as an opportunity to perfect all your wedding preparations while staying indoors. Create a wedding-related to-do list and ensure that most of the tasks are done and dusted as soon as possible.