Okay, so it's a really weird time right now! We don't really know what's going on, or what day it is and everything is being cancelled left, right and centre, all we're just thinking about is the contents of our fridges (or is that just me?!). Here are my 5 top tips for keeping sane and using some of your free time (let's face it you probably have a lot of it right now!) to plan your wedding.
1. Take it easy.
Even in pre-corona life wedding planning was stressful (unless you're the kind of person that lives for organising). Life is stressful enough right now, so take it easy! Tackling one thing at a time will stop you feeling overwhelmed. Do as much as you enjoy then pick it up again the next day.
2. Contact suppliers early.
Next year is going to be manic for wedding suppliers. Lots of couples are postponing to next summer, this means suppliers are going to be in high demand for summer weekend weddings. If you have your heart set on a particular photographer, florist or cake maker, contact them now to get your wedding date reserved in their diary.
3. Consider a mid-week or off-peak wedding.
This one links back to supplier availability: You'll find a lot more supplier availability mid-week and off-peak season. What could be more beautiful than a winter wedding with lots of seasonal foliage, candles and twinkly lights?! You might even save a bit of money on your venue if you book off peak. Win win!
4. Ask for help!
With lots of wedding suppliers unable to work right now, we have ample time to assist with planning. Set up consultation calls with your suppliers to ask for inspiration or chat through your ideas.
5. Don't forget your wedding party members!
Chances are you wedding party are at sitting at home bored right now, if you need a hand with planning they'll probably be glad of a task to do. A group chat with your bridesmaids will get you all excited and thinking of ideas!
Everything may seem bleak right now, but we will get through this and you will still get your dream day with your sweetheart! We’re all in this together. Stay home and stay safe.