Having a wedding during COVID-19

Having a wedding any time after the arrival of COVID-19 has proved to be a whirlwind of emotions. With so many hours spent dreaming, styling, planning and organising your day the thought of snap lock-downs and restrictions can be very disheartening.

Here are our top 5 tips for having a wedding during COVID-19:

1. Check in with your vendors:

Now more than ever, couples need to be able to regularly check in with the people involved in their wedding. When planning your wedding create a digital list of all your vendors contact details (i.e. an Excel spreadsheet). That way if you need to quickly communicate en-mass with all your vendors you can easily copy and paste their email addresses to give them all an update. 

2. Communicate with your guests:

Consider creating a Facebook event with all the guests that have RSVP’d ‘yes’ to your wedding day. That way you can communicate with everyone on your guest list of any changes that occur in the lead up. If your guests aren’t on Facebook, you could assign a family member as that person’s key contact. For example, Aunty Kim always passes on new wedding information to great aunt Kath. 

3. Consider ‘Going Live’:

As borders can close quickly with snap locks-downs, one avenue to consider planning for is ‘Going Live’ during your ceremony. This could be as simple as asking a special guest to go live on social media so that friends and family who cannot attend can still be a part of your day. 

4. Don’t be afraid to change it up:

These uncertain times call for flexibility and adaptation, don’t be afraid to change it up! Have you considered a micro-wedding? Or an elopement? It’s your day which means all the beautiful details are yours for the choosing. At the end of the day, you are marrying that one incredibly special person in your life, as long as they are by your side nothing else matters.

5. Stay Calm

This is a big ask, we know, there are many times we have needed to repeat this mantra to ourselves personally over the last 18months.  It can very frustrating and upsetting not knowing how things will turn out… It’s now normal and even common that there will be bumps in the road and some tears that come with them. Make sure to surround yourself with support and love and ask for help in contacting vendors or making tough decisions if you need it. 

Finally your wedding might look a little different from what you originally imagined/planned, but its going to be incredible despite all the obstacles that COVD-19 has thrown at you in the lead up.