Planning for your wedding is supposed to be fun right? After all, most people have been thinking about this magical day since they were little. The last thing you expected was to finally get popped the question and then a global pandemic hits.
While COVID-19 shutdowns and social distancing mandates have shifted the way we live, there is still so much reason to celebrate and continue pushing forward with your dreams. Many wedding-based businesses have already started to shift their operations to meet the new challenges we are all facing even if they are temporary. Using technology and the virtual world online, couples can still satisfy their wedding plans and dreams.
Here are some of our top tips for navigating virtual wedding planning.
Video conferencing services have been around for quite some time, but with the pandemic, one popular service Zoom has really become the go to platform to quickly connect face to face for meetings. If you’re going to be setting up virtual meetings with vendors, it’s worth it to download this app and start getting familiar with how to set-up meetings and send out invites. You can even do things like share screens and invite multiple participants which works out well if you have bridesmaids or others attending the get together from different locations.
Create a New Email Inbox
With so much virtual communications happening, it can be easy to lose and miss important emails in the mix of all your other personal messages and junk in your inbox. It makes sense to create a new email address that you can dedicate fully to all wedding-related matters. This way you know where to go when you need details or need to pull up a past conversation.
Use Online Tools
In addition to conferencing services and email, there are a plethora of tools online for engaged couples to help with the planning phase. Social image search site Pinterest is a great place to start when thinking of color options and dress choices. There’s also Zola for creating online gift giving accounts and good old Google search for learning more about vendors near you, reading reviews or finding specific elements you’d like for your big day.
Before you know it, you’ll be transitioning from a recently engaged couple to walking down the aisle. Time passes quickly and if you’re looking to get married on a specific date or by a certain time period it’s important to start booking those venues and vendors that you know you want to use now. Top quality options fill up fast.
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