I think it is safe to say that 2020 has been an unusual year for all of us. And while these are truly– dare we say it– uncertain times, there are still ways to stay motivated and excited for the future while in quarantine. For those of you who have had to postpone their wedding due to COVID-19, we see you and we are here for you! Looking at the half glass full, there is light at the end of this tunnel and it is definitely still possible to have the wedding of your dreams. For brides who have had to postpone their wedding and regroup, and for the newly engaged we’ve got you covered on wedding planning tasks you can check off your list even sheltered-in-place. Check out these wedding planning tasks event pros are saying you can still complete while in quarantine!
Tux: Generation Tux | Photographer: Maria Mack Photography
Pick out your groom and groomsmen fashion. “Excited couples are now nervous couples. You’ve been planning the perfect wedding, and now you might not know how to keep that excitement going. Luckily, Generation Tux was built in a way that will allow you to plan everything for your groom and groomsmen from home. Design their looks, get free swatches delivered to you, we’ll even send a free home try-on to your front door. Spend this time on Generation Tux picking out the perfect looks for your perfect day.” -Matt Ramirez, Senior VP of Marketing at Generation Tux
Make a list. Check it twice. “There’s no time like the present to work on your guest list and make all the hard decisions of who is in and who is out now! As we carry on through these uncertain times, now is a good time to think about guest count and how big you actually want your wedding to be.” –Steve Robertson, CEO, Eventective.com
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Hear ye, hear ye! “Prepare your speeches. Begin writing vows, notes to your wedding party, thank you speeches.” -Trisha Vuong, Juicebox Media
Tour a venue online. “Virtual venue tours create the opportunity to view your prospective venue from the comfort of your own home. Many venues with established event businesses will provide tours of their different event spaces, the grounds of the property as well as the facilities.”–Joel Lippman, Hutton Brickyards
Click to register. “While nothing’s more fun than using that little scanner gun, couples at home should take advantage of the wide array of online registry options available. From honeymoon registries to websites like Blueprint Registry that let you add gifts from any store, cross this task off your list by shopping entirely online.” -Jenna Meredith, Creative Director, Here Comes the Guide
Design your wedding bands. “There’s no time like a quarantine to design your custom wedding bands for the big day from the comfort of your home. Choosing your bands out of a drawer is a thing of the past. Today’s couples want something with a personal touch, and advancements in 3d modeling technology have made custom jewelry more accessible than ever. At Ada Diamonds, all of ourlab diamond wedding bands are custom and made-to-order to perfectly match your engagement ring and your vision for the perfect wedding set. Our virtual Concierge Experience lets you work with a diamond expert to watch your rings come to life through videos, computer models, and photorealistic renderings.” -Kelly Villarreal, Ada Diamonds
Become an eco-friendly shopper. “Now that finding what you’re looking for at a traditional bridal salon isn’t an option, give Stillwhite.com, a digital marketplace where bride-to-be’s can link up with former brides who are selling their dresses for less than the retail price, a try. Turning your Pinterest board dreams into a reality, Stillwhite.com has made it possible for the budget-savvy bride to purchase a wedding dress straight from her mobile device. On an eco-friendly note, purchasing a pre-loved dress creates less waste.” -Bruno Szajer, Co-founder, Stillwhite.com
As we navigate through these uncertain times, we want you to know that we are here for you! If you’re looking for ways you can continue to support yourself & others during this time, check out our recent article here!