April 21, 2020
So you got engaged. Yay!!! You started putting together some Pinterest Boards, doing initial research for your wedding in 2021, and were basking in all the newfound happiness surrounding planning one of the happiest days of your life.
Then BAM! The whole world shut down. Pandemics kinda kill the whole happiness vibe am I right? Covid19 is a real buzzkill.
As tempting as it is just to fall into a quarantine-induced coma of wine, Netflix, more wine, and the occasional anxiety inducing grocery shop (did I mention wine?), there are actually still tons of things you can do to plan for, and get excited about, your 2021 wedding.
2021 is going to be a very busy year in the world of weddings. A bunch of 2020 brides have been forced to move their weddings to dates in 2021, taking their vendors with them. That means that vendors’ availability is going to be seriously limited.
If you wait too long, unfortunately you may not get your first (or second or third) choice when it comes to photographers, florists, make-up artists, DJs and the like.
I know there’s a lot of anxiety around booking vendors, as there are fears that some may go out of business. But well run wedding businesses are handling this crisis in a way that will allow them to weather the storm. If you’re nervous about your vendor still being around, don’t hesitate to ask them what steps they’re taking to keep their business afloat.
And of course, new bookings will go a long way towards making sure your vendors are maintaining healthy businesses for the year ahead!
Feel free to dive very deep into your Pinterest hole.
I mean really, what else are you going to do right now? May as well fight the isolation boredom by looking ahead to brighter times.
Without the normal distractions of everyday life, you can do some research, discover what’s important to you and your partner, and develop a well thought out and creative vision for your day.
It’s pretty unlikely, but given our collective global situation, there could be limits on gatherings into 2021. It may give you some peace of mind to have a wedding plan B that involves fewer guests.
Talk to your planner and venue about the possibility of reducing the amount of guests, and what that means in terms of your package. Discuss with your florist about scaled down options, and so on.
Again, it’s unlikely. But these are wild times, and preparing (mentally and logistically) for adjustments is never a bad thing.
Don’t let some jerk global pandemic rain on your parade. You are engaged, and you deserve to be pumped!
Getting down about this very happy time in your life doesn’t help make anything better. Focus on happy things, love one another, and raise your vibration.
And just think, when your wedding day comes, every single one of your guests will have a newfound deep appreciation for what it means to gather together and celebrate love. It’s going to be really special.
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