Hey friends –
If you recently got engaged before or during COVID-19.. first off, congratulations to you two cuties! ♡ You might feel overwhelmed by the thought of planning a wedding from home – which is totally understandable.
But I have some good news! Even with social distancing guidelines and public gathering mandates, there are still plenty of things you can get done from the comfort of your own couch and staying safe at home.
In this blog post I’ve outlined 8 ways to start planning your big day. I promise you can still make some serious progress on your wedding to-do list with virtual venue tours, pinning wedding inspo on Pinterest, and scheduling online vendor consultations ♡
First and foremost, Set Your Budget.
Putting your budget together helps guide the rest of your wedding planning decisions. In the beginning of the planning process sit down with your partner and have a conversation about a couple things like your wedding budget, ideal time of year to get married, and a potential headcount goal.
Secondly, Pick a Date.
It might feel weird to pick a date given the uncertainty of the current pandemic, but choosing a special day in advance will help ensure that you get the venue and vendors that you want and need most. Venues and vendors are still booking weddings and taking measures necessary to keep you safe, and help you in any way they can.
Next, figure out your Vision and Vibe.
Once you have a date and a budget decided, it’s time to find out what your wedding vision is, and how you can bring it to life. It’s the perfect time to break out your Pinterest boards and work with your fiancé to find a wedding design you both love.
Looking for some inspo? You can check out my Pinterest Boards, here.
Research Vendors & Schedule Meetings with Wedding Pros Virtually
The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped the work of wedding vendors. One of the biggest benefits of securing vendors as soon as possible is having their help to navigate you through this unpredictable time. I recommend hiring a planner if your budget allows.
In order to finalize your wedding dream team, take the time to do some research and set up virtual meetings to get to know your potential vendors – being able to talk with them will help you make a decision.
Look into Wedding Insurance
Some wedding venues require insurance, but I would consider getting wedding insurance no matter what. Work with your planner or an insurance broker to find a premium that works best for you.
Start making your Registry and Designing your Wedding Website.
This is definitely something you can start now from the comfort of your couch. Take a peek through your favorite stores to start building your registry or newlywed fund. .
After, get started on your wedding website. It’s a great way to organize wedding information and answer any questions your wedding guests might have. *Make sure to update your site as you get more information.
Brainstorm Menu Ideas
A wedding without food? That could be a crime, right? Think about potential menu options with your fiancé. Once you have a general idea of what food you want to serve at your wedding, connect with your caterer or venue’s onsite chef to start building your perfect menu.
Take a Breath – You Got This ♡
Wedding planning is a big enough task in and of itself, and the added uncertainty could make any couple nervous.
But, if there were ever a time to lean into the process of wedding planning and understand why you’re hosting a wedding at all – to bring all your loved ones together to celebrate you starting your new life chapter – it’s now.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post, and that it answered some of your questions about wedding planning during Covid19. If you wanna check out more of my content you can, here. Stay safe and happy planning! 🙂
P.S. Want some Boho Wedding Inspiration? Check out JANE AND TYLER’S CITRUS BOHEMIAN WEDDING AT THE PANNIKIN BUILDING IN SAN DIEGO ♡