Planning a Wedding during a Pandemic
Updated: May 3
It is safe to say this has been one crazy roller coaster journey we have all been on these last 12 months, but hold tight, the end is in sight. Here's my 5 top tips on how to make this experience a little easier.
Sarah & Shea's lockdown wedding in Ballymascanlon House Hotel.
1.Accepting cutting your guest list
This is far from an ideal situation but if you can get your head around scaling down your guest list, then pour your energy into how you can make this intimate gathering as special as possible. Remember less numbers does not necessarily mean less of a celebration. It makes for a more relaxed atmosphere where you can spend more individual time with loved ones.
Yes the party size may be small but push the boat out and go "Big" on everything else. Treat your guests to a more deluxe menu, complimentary drinks, favours, spectacular decor, incredible flowers...Make it AMAZING!
2. Doodle Mobile App
With so many postponements taking place, this ingenious app allows you to add a few available dates that your venue may have offered you. You can then share these with your guests and ensure that your nearest & dearest are available for your plan B.
If postponing is not an option for you, get creative on how you can make this work. Live streaming your ceremony to those who cannot attend, splitting your wedding day into a two day celebration or saving the wedding party until your 1st wedding anniversary. The rule book has been thrown out the window, do what feels right for you!
4.Celebrate your original wedding date
If you've had to cancel or postpone your wedding date be sure to mark the original date with something memorable. Be it a self care staycation, a virtual wedding reception via zoom or a stay at home soirée. Get the glad rags on, take some photos & use this day to reminisce about your relationship. Love is not cancelled!
5.Go easy on yourself
It's ok to cry, it's ok to be angry. It will naturally be a very emotional time for you. But on your down days please remember, it's not a matter of "if" but "when". Your wedding day WILL happen, and can you just imagine the pure joy that you as a couple and all of your guests will feel, when you come together to celebrate. It will most definitely be worth the wait.