Ok so lets be honest here, weddings, or even any larger social gathers, have changed, a lot, since March 2020, regardless of where you are in the world. I have a feeling it may change even further as we come out of this pandemic and live in the post pandemic world.
So below, I have listed a few tips to keep in mind for a post pandemic wedding.
A bit about me:
If we haven't met, I'm Nehar. Planning luxury weddings is my lifeblood - I cannot imagine anything else. My mother told me I was dreaming up weddings for my dolls as soon as I could walk! After 15 years in the industry, it's still my favourite thing to do.
Expect to get a higher influx of RSVPs YES!
If you’ve watched any of my lives on facebook or even any other wedding planner or stationary artist, you will know that we often recommend having a list A and list B. As it has been so long since we have been able to socialise, especially at a wedding, you probably wouldnt even need a list B in the post pandemic wedding world.
Be prepared though. If you went by the usual rule of 75-85% of guests saying Yes and sent out invites based on this, you may be in for a surprise. Maybe consider 85-90% now.
There will be a lot more weddings to say YES to!
Almost to the contrary. You may have a bigger chance of a wedding clash with someone you know.
Because the demand for weddings have sky rocketed after 18 months of postponing, there may be a big chance that you recently engaged cousin 3 towns away actually gets married on the same day as you. This is most likely due to various postponements and the race to find a venue that is available.
Don't be upset, it's nothing personal.
Speak to a planner.
Planners eat, sleep and dream weddings. This is what they do for a living, all day, every day. There can talk to you about their own experience in the last few months, or give you a general idea of the scenarios happening right now. If you need some tips from them, they will be more than happy to share. Remember most planners offer a complimentary consultation. You can book mine here.
Don't be disheartened if your first venue doesn't have your date.
If you are not having a Church or Religious wedding and need a venue that is licensed, do not be disheartened if they cannot give you your preferred date. For the next 18 months at least wedding dates will be gold dust, especially popular ones like Saturdays.
However, do not worry. You may have to get imaginative, or just broaden your radius a little. Again a planner can help you find the perfect venue. Make some phone calls, search what else is out there.
Or consider a different day in the week.
Have fun and enjoy the journey.
I'm not going to say that a post pandemic wedding is not stressful, but you can have fun with it. Enjoy the journey. Remember why you got engaged. What you love about each other and what your big day is all about. Your guests will have the time of your life. You are saying "I do" to the love of your life.
Enjoy the journey.
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