In the midst of COVID pandemic, planning a wedding can be stressful and confusing at the best. The confusing information feeding through media on a daily basis can make it difficult to look forward and plan a wedding with so much uncertainty looming and deeply impacting wedding and travel industry.

Knowing where to start and how to navigate through the process of planning a wedding during these times can be difficult, so here is our guide on

planning a wedding during COVID Pandemic

  1. Stay Informed and Follow Guidelines: While national and state governments are still navigating the ever changing landscape of COVID-19, the restrictions and rules around events are updated on weekly basis and sometimes even on daily basis. If you are planning a wedding you were forced to postpone, it is very important for you to stay informed about the rules and restrictions that are active. It is important to follow all the guidelines that are imposed by the government with regards to social events and weddings.
  2. Choosing the Wedding Date: If you haven’t already, it is time to determine when you would like to be married. Now more than ever, flexibility is critical. Even if you’re planning a function with more than 50 people, you should be flexible to change it if required. Your date selection also depends on the availability of the venue. As compared to 2020 there are hardly any Muhurat dates left in 2021 so you have to be prompt and select a date that is suitable for the both of you. Don’t forget to keep 2-3 alternate dates in mind.
  3. Hire a Wedding Planner: This is the most important step if you are planning to get married during COVID Pandemic. Most of you think that hiring a Wedding planner is a luxury, right? Yes, it is a luxury but hiring a wedding planner will only help to smooth out all the processes of planning a wedding. Couples who have a full service wedding planner have found themselves in a much better position. The rescheduling process has been smoother and more efficient. Couples who do not have a planner have had to fend all this by themselves. Once you hire a wedding planner all you have to do is tell them what your requirements are and what your budget is, then you can sit back and relax and let the wedding planner do all the work with regards to venue shortlisting, vendor meetings etc.
  4. Wedding Shopping: Wedding shopping can be stressful during COVID pandemic because of all the restrictions that are imposed on all the retail shops. The most important thing while wedding shopping is making a list. Make a list of all the things that you need and want to shop for, example:- your wedding dress, jewellery etc. Make a list of shops that you want to visit, this will help you to decide your route and will help you give a way to your shopping. Purchase things that requires alteration at least 3 months prior to the wedding. DO NOT KEEP ANYTHING FOR LAST MINUTE especially if you’re a bride. Make sure you book your mehendi and makeup artist at least 2 months prior from the function. Also get your make up test done before the wedding day.
  5. Guest List: Coronavirus and weddings are a bad combination because guests want to mix and catch up. There’s no stopping them because they don’t know when they would meet again because of the pandemic. So to avoid a widespread at your wedding, reduce your guest list to the most important people of your life. Then later have a huge party for everyone once the pandemic is over. If you cannot bear not to have everyone to attend, split the attendance into virtual and physical. Ask your wedding planner to create a meeting on zoom or google meet and share the link with all the relatives who you are not able to invite because of the pandemic. Before making a guest list make sure to check the rules on public gathering in your state.
  6. Observe maximum hygiene and safety: If all your pre-wedding functions are at home or in a local clubhouse make sure you take care of all the safety measures that are required. Keep surgical masks and sanitizer for all the guests. Make sure to ask your guests to wash and clean hands if they come to your house for the function.

Most importantly, A successful COVID Pandemic Wedding is possible only with the right measures in place. Keep everyone safe and take all the necessary precautions. Follow the checklist if you are planning a wedding during COVID pandemic.

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