My top 5 tips for planning your wedding during the Coronavirus lockdown
Due to Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown, many weddings have had to sadly be postponed. Whether you had already finished planning and are having to reschedule / find some new suppliers due to date clashes, or if your wedding was due to be held in 2021 or 2022, now is the ideal time to be researching and booking for your wedding. With many 2020 weddings moving to 2021, it looks to be a very busy year - particularly between April and September!
1) If you have suppliers in mind that you would like to work with, check their availability NOW! 2021 is looking to be extra busy with postponed weddings on top of those that were already planned for 2021, so if you have people that you would particularly like to work with, it is best to get your booking in early.
2) Check out a virtual wedding fair - yes, that is a thing! Lots of wedding fair organisers and venues are creating online tours and wedding fairs. Have a look on Instagram or their websites for details of times, events and suppliers that will be 'exhibiting' at them.
3) If you are still looking for ideas / themes etc use Pinterest and online issues of wedding magazines to create your plans. A mood board is a great way to draw your ideas together - either in the traditional glue and paper type or as an online Pinterest board.
4) Most suppliers, including myself, are still open to discuss and take bookings virtually / on the telephone, even though they might not be fully open.
5) I know that it is disappointing having to postpone your wedding and that it you could feel apprehensive about dates even into 2021 with everything being so unpredictable at the moment. However, this is an ideal time to be doing your planning and discussing with vendors who might have more time at the moment than they would usually in what is actually peak wedding season.