Planning a wedding during COVID? We are no doubt living in strange and highly uncertain times. Due to COVID-19, wedding preparations have been turned upside down and shaken up like a Singapore Sling.
However, help is at hand. Whether planning a virtual wedding via online video platforms such as Zoom or having a more intimate affair, COVID weddings are still taking place. And we have the best resources to help you celebrate the way you ought to.
Yes, champagne corks are popping and bands are still playing. And we have the lockdown lowdown to prove it. First up, you may want to use an all encompassing wedding website to ensure everyone still knows you are tying the knot.
Sites like WeddingWire offer a number of different tools so you can plan for the big day. Think budget planner, storing vendor details, adding a wedding registry and special rates on accommodation. Similar to the latter, Wix allows you to customize your own site from start to finish.
Regale tales of when the lovebirds met, share images and content as well as collating RSVPs. And it’s fully optimized for your cell phone. But these are just the tip of the wedding iceberg. If you’re still planning to tie the knot amid the pandemic, consult our exclusive list of resources to spread the love and not the virus.
If your guests are self isolating or social distancing is not their thing, they can always give a gift online via a gift registry. If you are putting back your wedding or not, it allows your invitees the opportunity to show their appreciation for the new Mr & Mrs.
Take for example My Registry where you can create a dedicated wedding account. Featuring an extensive list of vendors, upload your registry with consummate ease.
You can even make a cash fund if your guests feel as flush as a poker night with the guys. The best bit is the fact that you have the ability to keep a close eye on all your presents and collate all thank you notes.
Meanwhile, if you are still adamant on flying out in style after your nuptials why not consider HoneyFund. Now this is a gift registry but not as we know it.
With the average cost of a honeymoon believed to be in excess of $5,500, this modern trend has been sweeping the US. As a result, more and more couples have requested contributions towards their travel funds.
And this popular online tool certainly ticks all the matrimonial boxes. Gifting experiences range from payment towards flights, spa treatments as well as food and drink. Take to the skies in style as you embark on the trip of a lifetime.
Grooms usually have their own entourage at their wedding – the groomsmen.
And this underestimated pack of manliness needs rewarding for their undeniable loyalty and friendship. Whilst you might not be able to have a proper get together before the big day, it’s important to show your appreciation.
And what better way to say thanks than with something that demonstrates how much you care. From small gestures such as a personalized face mask to a blingy customized tie bar, there are a wide variety of groomsmen gifts.
Make sure you opt for practical present offering durability whilst tailoring it according to your man’s specific interests. Both Groomsmen gift source and Gift Pup showcase a wealth of innovative and exciting products that are suitable for any man’s man. Plus, whack on personalization including the wedding date, your bro’s initials or name for a truly one of a kind gift.
As Salt N Pepa once declared, “what a man, what a man, what a mighty good man”…say it again!
As most of us are spending time from the comfort of our own abode, we have more time to browse the web in the pursuit of wedding perfection.
Scrolling for hours or weeks can sometimes lead to matrimonial overload. On the other hand you can find plenty of inspiration through sites like Pinterest via its simple navigation.
Scour through style tips, color schemes for your big bash not to mention photography ideas, themed wedding tips and much more. It’s the ideal place to check out flower arrangements, shoes, hair styles and accessories for the groom.
Talk about hair today and gone tomorrow. In addition, discover further originality through following social media accounts on either Twitter or Instagram. Despite these rather odd times, following accounts can more often than not lead to positive guidance and helpful planning.
This is due to numerous vendors, influencers and venues creating their unique positive ethos via both platforms.
When planning your dream wedding, you may find yourself transforming into a shrewd accountant. But you don’t need to be great with figures as there are a myriad of apps and online tools to assist.
Altering and amending your budget is just as important during the pandemic as you may be in a position where several items fluctuate. This includes the number of guests, suppliers, catering, venue and other sundries.
Stack up the figures correctly and you too can win at the numbers game. Wedding Happy is fully downloadable and is available on both Google and Apple Store. Plan trotting down the aisle with gusto thanks to this action packed app full of budget tracking and informative to do lists.
Section vendors and assign tasks via email so you are able to pay everyone on time. The spending tab summarizes all your amounts giving you the chance to survey what your incomings and outgoings are. We also like the payment tab so you are on top of payments, and when they are scheduled.
Meanwhile, The Knot is highly engaging providing guidance as detailed as a chronometer watch. But time waits for no man. Take an overview of your expenses which they then break down giving you a personalized estimate of the total expenditure.
Insider tips cover info on every single expense so you are getting the most bang for your buck. Their wedding budget calculator functions alongside each of their planning tools meaning you can easily adjust things for better or for worse.
See the unseen so all your economic bases are covered no matter what the situation.
While planning a wedding during COVID wasn’t anyone’s plan… as you can see, it can still be an epic and memorable event!
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