Many things have changed since the global pandemic, and some have changed for good. How people gather to celebrate special occasions has been impacted, and though larger gatherings are allowed again covid precautions are still recommended. What extra steps do you need to take to plan a wedding in the post-covid world? Read on to find out.
No one wants a covid outbreak to make an appearance on their special day. Though it may seem like we are out of the woods the virus still lurks amongst us and often appears at large social gatherings. Weddings not only involve a lot of people, but they also involve a lot of age groups.
The elderly are particularly vulnerable to covid and infants and young children can often carry the virus without signs of infection. You may want to consider making some covid wedding vaccination requirements to ensure everyone there is protected.
If you decide to do this, you should communicate it in your invitations so unvaccinated invitees know ahead of time. Greenvelope has this handy guide on how to put covid wedding vaccination requirements in your wedding invitations. With their help, you can send beautiful and unique online invitations to your guests that include some provisions that will protect your wedding party from covid.
Plan Your Instagram
Social media platforms are now a big part of people’s lives. Even if you do not post that often, your wedding day is going to be one of those occasions where you show off lots of photos on your feed. To get the best pictures you should try to plan some Instagram-able photo sessions at your venues and some locations in between.
Don’t just plan locations either, but have a plan for when you get there. You can find some amazing guides and videos online that can show you or your photographer how to take some truly iconic and viral-ready shots. Time is always tight on your wedding day so it makes a lot of sense to have your pictures planned so you can get straight to work at your locations.
If you have the time do some practice sessions. You can spend an hour or two at each spot and look at the shots and positioning you will need on the day. This will help speed things up at each photo location and let you get shooting the moment you arrive. Saving five or ten minutes here and there throughout the day gives you something that money cannot buy; time.
Make Sure Your Menu Has Options
Planning your first meal as a newlywed couple is one of the highlights of wedding preparations. Just discussing the menu can be a lot of fun, especially if you are a foodie, and then comes the tasting. When you are planning your menu make sure you investigate the options for vegetarians and vegans, as well as people with other dietary requirements.
It is a good idea to include the menu and its options on your wedding breakfast invitations, and include a checklist for invitees to use as a part of their R.S.V.P. This will give you an accurate picture of how many of your guests require alternate courses which you can use to inform your caterer or venue.
The biggest mistake people make when choosing their wedding menu is not getting their favorite foods and dishes. Your wedding venue or catering team should be able to give you any dish you want, within reason. Go for the food you want, no matter what it is. Choose dishes that mean something to you both as a couple, like the food you ate on your first date.
Get Some Professional Help
Weddings do not have to be expensive or complex. You can keep things cheap and simple if you want to. If you are considering going all out and having a big and lavish wedding of a lifetime, you should invest in some professional assistance. This may seem like an added expense at first, but the right events planner with wedding experience and the contacts that come with it can actually pay for themselves.
Big-budget weddings should make room for a wedding planner from day one. With their help, you can take a lot of the stress and strain out of the planning stages and they will be invaluable on the day. Delegating the nitty-gritty tasks of planning and execution to a professional will save you time, and their experience may save you money.
Listen to their suggestions for suppliers and venues. They can leverage their long-term business to get you a better deal for your wedding on a range of costs like flowers, food, and gifts. Professional wedding planning is a competitive business too, you will have plenty of candidates to choose from who will drop prices to secure your custom.
When you are planning your wedding remember to consider covid and the impact it has on large social gatherings. These extra steps can all help make your special day run smoothly, and protect your wedding party from covid exposure.