Life can seem impossible during a pandemic, especially if you’re feeling the pressure of planning your wedding. With numerous businesses closed and physical distancing rules in place, there are many organizational hurdles in your way.
While you may not have the wedding you always dreamed of during a pandemic, you could still have a memorable event by being creative and flexible. Here are some tips to help you plan a special wedding during this testing time.
Have Two Ceremonies
Consider having two ceremonies if it’s impossible to have your dream event now. You can have a smaller wedding now and renew your vows at a grander reception later. Of course, a lot depends on the current physical distancing rules.
If your city is under full lockdown, have a full-blown Zoom wedding with select guests. You can host your virtual wedding party from inside your home or your yard. Send your guests their wedding meals the morning of the wedding through an online food delivery service to keep things festive.
Most modern smartphones are perfectly capable of joining a wedding online. However, it would help if you ran a rehearsal a few days in advance to address any tech-related issues.
If your city is under just partial lockdown, you can be more creative. For example, you can host a memorable event with a limited number of guests from a beautiful venue. Remember, the outdoors is usually safer because of the extra space and airflow.
If you have many guests, you can invite your closest family members to participate in the event in-person and ask others to join in through videoconferencing. Alternatively, you can have a drive-by wedding at the right venue, where your guests pass by in their cars, offering their best wishes and congratulations.
Buy a Custom Ring
Because walking into a jewellery store may not be an option right now, consider a custom jeweller who has the flexibility to offer their services virtually. Because they don’t run their business with stock products, they should be able to offer you the same customization process virtually as they would if you were face to face.
When you shop for a custom ring, you can also support a local business, which is of critical importance today. Rather than overpaying for a generic ring at a big-name retailer, work with a beloved Toronto jeweller like Alexis Gallery to craft rings that suit your style and budget. This jeweller offers a simple three-step process, completely virtually.
- They take the time to understand your vision and provide a quote.
- Their friendly and experienced staff collaborates with you face to face over Zoom to help you reach your vision.
- They use sophisticated 3D digital technology to show you an accurate rendering of your custom ring for your approval before handcrafting it with the skill, care, and love that it deserves.
Hire a Wedding Planner
The wedding industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis — countless events have been cancelled or postponed. However, good wedding planners have helped determined couples find a way to organize their dream event. If you’re finding it challenging to pull off a memorable ceremony, then draw on a wedding planner’s experience for professional help!
While this may not be an ideal time to have a wedding, with some imagination and patience, you and your partner can pull off an event that you’ll treasure for the rest of your lives.