Five wedding tasks you can manage from home
The COVID-19 pandemic has made wedding postponements and cancellations messy. It’s no secret that the wedding industry has been hit hard, and wedding planning has come to a halt.
While staying inside for an indefinite period of time may have meant tit’ve swapped real life gatherings with Netflix parties, and resorted to online fitness training with your partner, it doesn’t mean you need to neglect your wedding planning.
Indeed, you can make the most of the time you have right now to plan ahead for the memorable wedding you deserve when we finally come out of full lockdown and things return to normal again.
It doesn’t matter how long your wedding planning list is, with the abundance of planning resources shared by wedding professionals online, there are many tasks you can easily complete from home. Here are six to get started with.
1) Create mood boards for your wedding
If mood boards are crucial to everything you do that’s visual, your wedding shouldn’t be an exception. And while you may have organised plenty of them before, creating a wedding mood board is different.
Whether you have already finalised the theme of your wedding or are still trying to visually communicate the essence of your design, creating a wedding mood board will ensure you are able to plan a wedding that all your guests will remember.
Take inspiration from designers, caterers, florists, planners, the internet and pin down everything you want for your big day. From your wedding dress to your wedding decor and wedding gifts, list down everything.
2) Develop a list of wedding vendors
If you handling the task of wedding planning all by yourself, this next tip should come in handy. Don’t wait until the last minute to interview and hire your wedding vendors.
Without having a wedding planner by your side, this task might take up more time than you think. So stop procrastinating right now start putting together a list of vendors for your wedding day.
With an abundance of vendors available today, choosing the right one can be tricky. So make sure you do your due diligence and discuss your needs with professionals before hiring them.
3) Customise your food choices and have a tasting menu
Aside from the music, the food you serve at your wedding could be the thing your guests will talk about for months to come. So, even if you haven’t finalised a wedding caterer yet, you need to prioritise your men choices.
You can begin by curating a menu for your wedding. Sit with your partner and search online for inspiration – what dishes and food options excite you? And what has special significance to you as a couple?
Make a list of any food or dishes you like – but don’t forget to consider your guests and what they may like. So, for example, if the hottest curries are your thing, or you’re serious meat lovers, make sure you also cater for people with a different palette or preferences.
Once you have roughly prepared the menu, discuss your requirements and get in touch with the best caterers in your area. Choose the one that suits you the best.
4) Change your name
Marriage is one of the most common reasons why people change their name. But there are many misconceptions surrounding the process, which can prevent people from ticking it of their list. That’s probably why the internet is flooded with questions like, “how to change your name after marriage?”, “where to go to get your name changed?”, “how long does it take to change your name?”
Changing your name in the UK is not as difficult as you may think – whether you are married yet or not. You simply need to order a deed poll declaring that you want to be known with your new name, and not your old one. Also, make sure all your bills and legal documents are updated with your new name.
So even if you can’t get married yet, there’s nothing stopping you from changing your name ahead of your big day.
5) Look at wedding dresses online
Who doesn’t love an online shopping spree? And your wedding is no exception. While it won’t beat the vibe and feel of trying designer wedding dresses in a brooks and mortar boutique, you will be spoilt for designs and choices when browsing wedding dresses online.
Pretty much everything today can be done digitally – including wedding dress shopping. So get in touch with wedding dress designers you like, ask them to show you the digital designs of wedding dresses, gowns and silhouettes. The exercise can help provide inspiration for your dream outfit.
Get planning your wedding now!
Planning a wedding isn’t for the faint hearted! It takes plenty of time, dedication and hard work. So don’t waste any more time. If you are planning to marry the love of your life once the pandemic is over, get started with some of the wedding planning tasks right now.