Five tips for planning a wedding in a post-pandemic world

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Although 2020 has become synonymous with calamity and quandary, this is (touch wood!) a once-in-a-lifetime situation. Like most things in the world, however, weddings will likely look a little different post-pandemic. Whether you've postponed the event or simply used lockdown to start planning, we've got tips to ensure your big day is smooth sailing once the Covid storm passes.


 

 WFML Real Bride Hannah's backyard wedding during Covid

1. Shop local

If Covid has taught us anything, it's to look local when shopping for your wedding. As small businesses have struggled to stay afloat over 2020, think about extending your vendor search beyond Google and have a look on social media for suppliers in your area. 

Swap the Spotify playlist for a local band, and even try out a mobile bartending service - we love The Tipsy Mare and Little Rum Runner for SEQ brides!

2. Hire a wedding planner

Having an expert team behind you will take numerous loads off your shoulders throughout the planning process. If there are unexpected changes or you simply need recommendations, your team will be there to help. As many Covid couples have found, maintaining a good relationship and clear communication with your suppliers is essential, and a wedding planner is there to do just that.

 

3. Head outdoors

Social distancing has made outdoor weddings all the more popular thanks to the roominess and space they offer. Australia is graced with such a vast landscape, with rural farm properties, lakes, beaches and cityscapes on our doorsteps. 

To weather-proof your event, look at options such as tipi hire to keep your guests (and selves!) comfortable. Have a look at our outdoor wedding ideas for more. 

4. Look online

Covid has normalised online shopping and virtual showings like nothing else. More venues, bridal showrooms and styling studios are offering virtual tours than ever before, meaning you can plan your big day from the comfort of your own couch. In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, these options are perfect for busy couples who want to plan their wedding as efficiently as possible.

Wedding websites have also found a renewed meaning. Sending out online invitations and allowing guests to RSVP digitally is just one of the conveniences of the internet, without compromising any creativity. Use the same platform to keep guests updated and build excitement in the lead up to your exciting day.

 

5. Have a Plan B!

Life is unpredictable - we now know that much. A contingency plan is important in any case, from wild weather to cancelled catering. Whether you're planning on a big ceremony or a smaller elopement, have a back-up plan to prevent last minute mania leading up to your dream day.

Feeling inspired to start planning your big day? Book a personalised appointment with us today to get the wedding ball rolling. 

 

You may also enjoy our posts about tying the knot during Covid - have a read of Hannah or Katie's experiences.

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