Hello! I hope you are all safe, healthy, and staying sane working from home where possible! And sorry to anyone going through hell right now because of this. Big love and thanks to all the key workers and NHS staff among you. Trying to keep things upbeat with some fun wedding tasks for staying in this weekend/week/month!
If you’re working from home, and otherwise safe and healthy, please don’t stop wedding planning! For one, there are now double the number of couples vying for the same 2021 dates following such a tsunami of 2020 couples being forced to postpone. So get on it with booking in your suppliers! Even if you send tentative emails just to check if they are free on your chosen date. As a wedding planner specialising in dry hire weddings and on the day coordination in Walthamstow, East London, and beyond, my diary is getting a bit chaotic, to say the least.
But if you’ve lost your mojo, I’ve got a few fun wedding tasks you can start with while you’re staying in this weekend….
Keep on track, get ahead, and let’s get excited about your wedding again! (And of course let me know if you need a hand! That’s me, below!)
- Make some playlists for the different parts of your day (welcome drinks, wedding breakfast, pre first dance/cocktail hour playlist, after party playlist).
- Including choosing a first and last dance.
- Consider a bride/dad and groom/mum dance song, and even a family dance song – if that floats your boat!
- Start to pen some bridesmaid and groomsmen duties.
- Look on Pinterest for wedding hair ideas, for you and your ‘maids.
- Look online for an awesome white dress for your hen party and/or bridal shower to take advantage of the sales atm.
- Start to create a (short) photo list for your photographer of the ‘must do’ shots you would like, e.g. lists of which family members in which photos. (This is usually only for the slightly more formal family/wedding party shots.)
- Look through your photographers Instagram, portfolio online, and any blogs, and make a Pinterest board of your fav photos of theirs – as shots you like and/or would like to emulate.
- Plan an ice breaker quiz for your dinner tables, a fun get-to-know-the-wedding-party quiz, create a ‘draw the bride and groom’ template for the tables (to be popped in your guest book or card post box once done), or think about a ‘song request hour’ and how you might do that.
- Think about any wedding DIY you want to do and look up YouTube tutorials and start to source materials.
And a couple of not so fun things…
- Review your wedding budget and see if there’s anything you want to reconsider to save cash.
- Check in with any suppliers you owe money to, and ask them if they have payment plan options available if that would suit you better.
- Set a minder for approx 12-15 weeks time to buy wedding insurance. (Currently you can’t buy any due to the dreaded C word.)
But generally, keep wedding planning! And know that we will get through this, and know that you will have an absolutely banging party at your wedding once this is all over! Everyone (including me!) will be raring to go! I honestly can’t wait to get back to work and try to somehow make it up to all my couples going through postponements and heartbreak right now.
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