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Pandemic Wedding Checklist

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Planning a wedding during a pandemic can be one of the most challenging events during your life. Not everything is going the way you and your partner have hoped for, but we do hope we can assist you by making the process a little bit easier. These are new memories you and your loved one are making together. We want to make sure when you look back on your wedding day, it was still a dream come true for you both. We have come up with a few ideas to guide you during the planning process. This information will be useful for yourselves, guests, and vendors you chose. Take this time to put to ease some of those worries you may be facing and learn more from our wedding checklist about how to handle this properly.

Not sure on how to move forward with planning your wedding day for during or after the pandemic? No need to worry, we are here to help. Take this time to reflect on the important things like you, your partners and guest’s safety and health. We want your special day to happen as much as you and your partner do.

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Guests

Keep constantly checking in with the guests invited to your wedding event, and make sure they are up to date with dates you may be changing. It is also important to get feedback from them and see whether or not they will be comfortable traveling to a wedding. All you can do for now is respect their wishes and keep a positive attitude about everything currently happening. Changes will happen.

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Seating Arrangements

Sit down with your partner and think about a plan on how to seat everyone during the ceremony and reception. Keep in mind to still follow proper health guidelines to make all of your guests feel safe and happy. Have families sit down together. Think about if it would be necessary to have certain seating arrangements during the ceremony like you would the reception. Having people sit in every other seat during the ceremony may cause less panic for the guests invited.

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Gifts for Guests

A unique gift to hand out to your guests would be hand sanitizer, wipes, and masks. You and your partner can discuss ways to hand out necessary sanitation products to hand out to each guest to make sure they are clean and safe. Bundle all three together perhaps and store them in a gift bag. Be creative with it. Hand sanitizer especially will be an essential need for your guests and not everyone will have it handy for usage.

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Wedding Website

There are many different free website builders you and your partner can create to showcase your information about your special day. There are websites that are easily accessible and free to create the way you and your partner like. These websites come with templates or you can create it from scratch. Information you and your partner can include can be:

  • Wedding and reception venue addresses
  • Where guests can stay in town
  • You and your partners contact information
  • How you and your partner met
  • Photos
  • The schedule of you and your partners wedding day
  • Registry details

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Venues and Vendors

Choosing venues and vendors is only part of it during this process. The other hard part is making sure they are available to host for your big day. However, get creative during this process in a lot of ways. For the time being, call vendors through Skype or phone call to sample ideas. Search on Pinterest for flower arrangements, wedding cake decorations, and meal recipes. Even order out from restaurants who cater weddings and see what works or not. There are many ways to make this process fun and ease the stress of choosing the perfect one.

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Published Date: June 25, 2020

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State Restrictions for Pandemic Weddings

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Time to fully understand what the restrictions required in your state in order to host your dream wedding event

Use the following tips to help guide you and your partner and ensure you won’t be missing out on opportunities for your new wedding date.

1. Research Your State Restrictions

Understand what exactly your states are requiring in order to host your wedding. Find out what is the maximum limit of guests you can have. Some restrictions in states are different than others. It is important to understand exactly what the state restrictions are in order to celebrate properly.

2. All Facebook and Instagram Articles are not True

Don’t read into every little article you may find on social media. Not all of them are in reference to where you may be located. An article for restrictions in Ohio may not be the same as it is in Pennsylvania. Don’t stress yourselves out over reading articles online. Just make sure you are understanding the rules in your state and follow those guidelines. Ignore what is happening in other states around you.

3. Contact Your Venues and Vendors

It is important to contact and stay in contact with the venue and vendors you have chosen. Ask them questions you may need clarification on. Understand their rules and restrictions, what it required on them to host, and if your guest limit is approved by them or not. Some venues may require guests to wear masks while walking around. Others may not. Find out those answers to those questions you have so each party has a clear understanding of what to expect.

4. No News is Good News

TV news and online articles you usually see are all the bad things that are happening. Don’t worry and take a step back. People don’t really report the normal things that have positive outcomes. If you don’t see any negative news from venues, vendors, or churches, it must mean everything is going the correct way and on track for success.

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Published Date: June 24, 2020

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Wedding Venues Virtual Tour

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You can now save the time and gas money with virtually visiting different venues to book for your special day.

Use the following tips to help guide you and your partner and ensure you won’t be missing out on opportunities for your new wedding date.

1. Research Venues

This is the time where you and your spouse can find some different wedding venues that you are both interested in. Research the venues you are set on and find some others that could possibly work. Other venues may have something, the other doesn’t. It is always the best to have many options and see what each venue has to offer.

2. Visit the Venue’s Website

Every website has some type of pictures or videos to view of the venue. Some even may have a virtual walkthrough of what they have to offer by clicking through each section or watching a YouTube video. These videos or walkthrough give the feeling of actually being at the venue. Sometimes, venues may not have an option for pictures, videos, pre-recorded or live walkthrough. No need to worry, reach out and contact the venue to discuss some options that can work to your needs.

3. Have A Live Virtual Tour

No need to spend the gas money or changing out of those pajamas. There are many different free applications you can use to suggest to the company to have a live tour around the venue. Applications like Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts and even FaceTime are different ways you and your partner can have the real-life tour you would get in person. This is a way to see the updated condition of the venue and in-vision you and your spouse’s special day.

4. Discuss with Family and Friends

Sometimes through all the stress of planning your special day, brides and grooms begin to overthink and become stressed. Talk to family members or friends to get their opinion on great wedding venues to host your big day. It doesn’t hurt to hear what others have to say, you may just like one of their ideas

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Published Date: June 17, 2020

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Wedding Playlist

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Time to use quarantine to your advantage by creating a memorable music playlist

Use the following tips to help guide you and your partner and ensure you won’t be missing out on opportunities for your new wedding date.

  1. Create that Perfect Playlist

It’s time to sit down with your spouse-to-be and discuss your wedding playlist. Think about creating a wedding playlist you and your guests will enjoy dancing to. Don’t go about this is by thinking about the song first. Choose the artists you two have enjoyed listening to the most over your time being together. Then get to specific songs from those various artists. This will save more time than by trying to think of good songs to choose from.

  1. Use Time in Quarantine to Choose the Songs

Discuss with your partner the songs you both like and dislike. Put away your differences in song choice, and come together. A popular choice from previous weddings are songs that involve a certain dance to them. Try to get everyone involved. Examples could be the Macarena and Cupid Shuffle. These kinds of songs are great choices to get all of your guests dancing together.

  1. Stay Away from Explicit Lyrics

This is very important. Do not choose songs about profanity, suggestive themes, and explicit words. Think about your guests since some will be young children. Don’t think because you may like the theme of the song, it should be included. Chances are it won’t be the best fit to have played at a wedding.

  1. Practice Your First Dance

It’s time for the hard part. Learning how to dance. Decide on the perfect song to use for your first dance as a married couple. YouTube is a great tool to access virtual dance lessons while staying at home during quarantine. Take the time being stuck at home to master your first dance as a couple.

  1. Get Insight from Friends and Family on their Music Tastes

Lastly, choose what kind of songs may be a good fit to add to your playlist. Get some insight from friends and family through Zoom calls, text, or phone calls. See what their favorite kind of music is. The goal is to give your guests something they will enjoy and remember for a long time.

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Published Date: June 17, 2020

Tips for Weddings Post-Quarantine

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The quarantine may be over for some of us, but there is still a lot that needs to be done before getting back to normal.

Use the following tips to help guide you and your partner and ensure you won’t be missing out on opportunities for your new wedding date.

1. Scheduling Wedding Events

Currently, guidelines are stating that only small gatherings are permitted, receptions have to be postponed, and venues are even canceled until further notice. Put to ease some of those worries you may be facing and assist in rescheduling those wedding events to still give that traditional feel to them! Get in contact with vendors. Make it is sooner rather than later. Check in with destinations you want to visit for a honeymoon trip so it’s safe to do so. For the time being, Zoom is one of the best tips to host a pre-wedding party celebration with friends and family.

2. Waiting Can Have More Meaning

Give your guests a memory that will last a lifetime! Don’t think because of the pandemic that your dream wedding is ruined. Waiting can mean having that moment to celebrate with a large gathering of your closest friends and family. Remember that there are still ways, and opportunities to have that wedding you always wanted since you were a kid. If you have your dress, or tuxedo staying locked in your closet, that’s okay! Soon enough that beautiful dress and sharp cut tuxedo will be yours to wear walking down the aisle. Until then, stay safe and everything will fall into place!

3. Schedule Accordingly

Right now, you may be experiencing troubled times since you’re not able to plan your party, ceremony, or reception. However, a lot can still be done in order to make your dream wedding come true. Use this time in quarantine to plan your wedding that will fit your needs accordingly. If you plan on finding a new wedding date, make that decision months in advance. Don’t hesitate!

4. Make Sure Vendors Are Available

Of all the tips, this is most important. Make sure you are constantly checking in with vendors and seeing if dates you wish to book don’t line up with dates of other weddings. Set up virtual meetings or talk on the phone. Whatever is easiest for you! Competition will rise during this time; other brides and grooms are now competing for rescheduling dates, so call your vendors today to re-plan your special day!

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Published Date: June 3, 2020