We know the words you probably never want to hear again after this year are, “Coronavirus”, “quarantine” and “unprecedented times”, but unfortunately The Rona is still among us which has led to corona brides across the world lost as to what to do now that their wedding was postponed or canceled. The days of saying “I do” in front of friends and family and taking shots with your bridesmaids at the open bar seem so distant, but we’re hopeful that the investment towards celebrating this new chapter in your life is worth the wait! For those of you that have officially made the decision to share your vows with your S.O. in 2021, you’re probably wondering what to do with all of your plans now, but we’ve gone ahead and asked the experts to share their piece on what couples can be doing in the meantime to ensure that all t’s are crossed and I’s are dotted before the big day.
“Now that the weddings are scheduled for later, my best advice would be to really enjoy the wedding planning process and navigate what is really important to you and your partner. Cast aside what might be typical wedding traditions, and do what YOU really, truly want for your wedding. Explore bright colors, beautiful seasonal menus, wine flown in from your favorite winery, book a unique outdoor venue, mix and match your linen pattern choices, custom-built backdrops from local artists, neon signage, etc. Now you have the time to really customize!” – Sarah Kuhlberg, Creative Director, Colette’s Catering and Events
“It goes without saying that trying to navigate the postponement of a wedding is mind-boggling, and it can be hard to know where to start, or better yet, figure out an organized way to keep track of your progress and your remaining to-do’s. Lists on lists on lists can be quite boring to look at, yes? The acrylic dry-erase Goals Calendar is the perfect stress-eliminating solution, that serves a double purpose of being able to utilize it in your home even after your wedding planning process is over.” – Lisa Bowser, Founder, Brite Lite
“Really want to get married now? Have a mini wedding and elope in your backyard, and schedule an awesome reception one year from the date to celebrate your 1st anniversary with your loved ones! Create your dream celebration and know that his new wedding style is something we are all getting used to.” –Sarah Kuhlberg, Creative Director, Colette’s Catering and Events
Making the difficult decision to postpone your wedding should be the hardest part. Once you’ve done that, try to make the rest of the process fun. Look at new wedding trends, new seasonal colors, and opportunities to update your wedding plans! Everyone in the wedding industry knows this is a tough time for couples, and we’re here to work with you. Take this time with your husband to design the look of your wedding suit or tux again, order some free swatches, and get a free home try-on delivered to the groom. –Matt Ramirez, Senior VP of Marketing at Generation Tux
“For all events, moving forward, we will require cleaning/sanitation measures from our vendors and venues working on our events and add sanitation efforts plus add supplies at attendee check-in to protect the safety of our work environment and your attendees while allowing us to continue to service our clients. We have become creative but turning what may seem like an inconvenience into an opportunity. We have created branded plexi walls on our bar and catering stations, adorable customized face masks with your favorite quote or funny message, or emoji icon to include your signature style. Get creative while keeping safe.” -AJ Williams, Founder + Creative Director, AJ Events