Updated: May 1, 2020
We understand that for the last few weeks, it has been tough, confusing, and overwhelming for you to have to reschedule or postpone your wedding and celebration plans. However, we hope that you find encouragement in Philippians 1:6, being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. So we say "the planning must go on," and now you have more time to plan every single detail of your special day. Here a few wedding planning activities that you can complete that is exciting and interactive during this uncertain season.
Create Your Playlist for Your Ceremony and Reception
While you and your fiance are having an intimate night at home, listening to music, or having dinner, write down those special songs for your ceremony and reception playlist.
Here is an example of a basic wedding program outline in which you will need those special songs:
Ceremony Prelude (Introduction Song)
Wedding Party Entrance
Recessional (Wedding Exit Song)
Introduction of Mr. and Mrs
Bouquet & Garnet Toss
Go Virtual with Your Vendors and Plan A Happy Hour with Your Bartender
Instagram Live and Zoom technology has made it very easy for vendors, brides, and grooms to accomplish virtual consultations and tastings. Yes, tastings especially with your bartender! Research and interview your favorite bartending company virtually, provide a list of alcoholic beverages that you wish to serve during your cocktail hour, maybe you have ideas for your signature drinks. Your bartenders also are great resources to help you create entertaining Mr. and Mrs. wedding cocktail names. During quarantine, bartending companies are innovative by providing bottled mixed cocktails delivery and curbside services. Plan A Happy Hour and mark that tasting off of your planning list!
Go Shopping and Build Your Wedding Registries
You are at home everyday due to social distancing, and now, more than ever, you have a wishlist of household appliances and home decor to add to your wedding registries. Create your registries at stores such as Target, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond. If you want more universal options, try Zola or Amazon. What if large gifts are not for you, myregistry.com is a great option for gift card registries from the best retail stores, restaurants, and spa boutiques.
Rearrange Your Seating Chart
We cannot wait until we are able to gather around the table again and celebrate with you! Collect those RSVP changes from your recent postponement announcement and work with your wedding planner on rearranging your seating chart to accomplish social distancing seating. Instead of the unsual 10 people per table, rearrange for 8 to 6 people per table. If your venue is big enough, make sure there is a 6 foot distance between each table. Next, rearrange your tables to make room for a bigger dance floor. Finally, contact your venue and see if they have ideas or solutions on how to host a safer ceremony and reception.
Breathe! You Got This!
Remember to take one day at a time and just breathe. Time is definitely on our side to ensure that every detail of your wedding is executed. Also, remember to step away for a few days from the wedding planning, the new channels, and negative energy. Enjoy intimate time with your family and fiance.
And when you are ready, get back to planning, and give us a call if you have any additional wedding planning questions.
Your Favorite Planner,