Congratulations on your engagement! Weddings do not stop. Even in a pandemic. We know because we planned and held several of them in 2020. And we do not think 2021 will be any different. Weddings will take place. They will just look a little different than weddings did before COVID. In addition to hiring a wedding planner or coordinator, here are our top four wedding planning tips for planning your 2021 wedding.
- Be Flexible. Most of the Saturday wedding dates are already snapped up due to rescheduled 2020 weddings. Think outside the box and think of a different day like a Friday or Sunday to have your wedding. Yes, we know you are worried guests won’t be able to attend if you have a wedding on a day other than a Saturday. But trust us, if they want to be there, they will be there. And no one can tell in your wedding photos what day of the week you got married. A party is a party, no matter the day. Thanksgiving is on a Thursday, right?
- Be Realistic. Large weddings are not happening right now. Guidelines in states differ, but not many states are allowing large groups of people to gather. So consider inviting fewer guests so you don’t have to uninvite guests if things with the pandemic should heat up again. If you have your heart set on a very large wedding, you may want to wait until 2022. This leads to the next tip.
- Think Small. Inviting fewer guests means less money you will spend on feeding them and providing drinks for them! Wow, that’s a win. That, in turn, will help your budget! Having a smaller wedding is more intimate. You will be able to spend more time with those people who mean the most to you! Our clients who had a small intimate wedding in 2020, stated this was the best thing about their wedding. They were able to spend more time with their family and friends.
- Think Small Again. Have a smaller wedding party. If you have only four bridesmaids as opposed to ten you will spend less money again! Fewer bridesmaids mean fewer bridesmaids bouquets to buy!
Getting married is one of the most important days of your life. Planning your wedding should be enjoyable, not stressful. You will have a list of things you want, but be realistic about your choices. Keep in mind you may have to make changes due to the pandemic. Be flexible, be realistic, and think small. Use these tips to help you plan your special wedding day in 2021. And remember no matter what, you WILL get married to the love of your life!