While the world continues to practice social distancing, many couples have made the difficult choice to postpone their wedding dates. But this doesn’t mean your entire planning process has to come to a halt. Many of us have a lot of extra time on our hands at the moment, which also gives you more time to plan out all the details of your wedding to make your special day truly perfect. Here are some of our top tips for virtually planning your own wedding:
Our first piece of advice for virtually planning your wedding is to build a website. Creating a wedding website also creates a hub of important information for you and your guests regarding all details of your wedding. From basic information such as the date, location and registry, you can also make it more personal by adding things such as a photo album of you and your partner, or the story of how you met. We recommend using a site such as The Knot who has their own website building tool along with 100+ templates. A wedding website is also a fun and easy way to get excited about virtually planning your wedding – and it’s free!
Virtual Planning Your Wedding: Venue Tours
Many wedding venues have featured virtual tours on their website for years now, but many others are hopping on the trend in recent weeks as well. Before you begin the search, we recommend jotting down some important details such as your budget, desired location and guest count. After you’ve narrowed down some top choices that fit your requirements, reach out and schedule your virtual site tours with the venues. You can also screen record your video calls so you can watch them after if you missed anything.
There are many ways you are already virtually planning your wedding, including shopping online. Depending what stage of the wedding planning process you’re currently at, now is the perfect time to work on your ‘save the date’ cards or wedding invitations. Sites such as Minted and Shutterfly allow you browse designs virtually so you can choose one that fits your theme and wedding colors the best. Once you’ve chosen your favorite, you can use this extra time to address each invite by hand or even use calligraphy if you’re feeling crafty.
Like your wedding venue, shopping for a wedding dress can also be done virtually. While you may not be able to try on dresses in store, you can start virtually planning your wedding dress shopping. We recommend using this time to find some inspiration and decide which styles you like best. Once you’ve narrowed down your selections, you’ll be able to focus more on your favorites when you finally get to try them on. While our shop is temporarily closed until further notice, our staff is responding to all emails and texts during this time if you have any questions about our own dresses or collections. We are also in regular contact with our designers and continue to receive all special order shipments for our brides.
We hope these tips for virtually planning your wedding will relieve some of your stress during these trying times. Many couples are also opting to host virtual weddings during this time rather than cancel or postpone their day. From easy-to-use apps to social media, read through some of our favorite options for live streaming your wedding for family and friends!