Getting Married This Summer? A Brides Guide To Planning A Wedding During Quarantine

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This pandemic has already ruined numerous events and functions for you. But don’t let it ruin your dream wedding, because you can still have it! 

A wedding is supposed to be one of the most special and best experiences in a person’s life. Why should you not enjoy yours too? Although it can get difficult to plan a wedding in the middle of quarantine, it’s not impossible. And we’re here to help you! 

Here’s the perfect guide on how to plan a wedding, especially during quarantine 

1. Start by planning

This is the first and the foremost step in any wedding arrangement. You can either hire a wedding planner or you and your partner could take up planning yourself. 

It is often recommended to go with the former choice for a more professional and specialized outlook. Besides, you shouldn’t constantly be stressing out about the management during your wedding. And that is going to happen if you ditch a wedding planner. 

But you can still always go with the latter too. In that case, divide the work between you and your partner. 

2. Book a venue or consider a backyard wedding

With covid still very much there, it’s better and wiser to go with an outdoor wedding. Start looking for venues from the very beginning because bookings can get difficult to handle at the end. 

You could also have an outdoor wedding but in your backyard. It may not sound like the best thing. But it can undoubtedly be executed in the best and the most beautiful way possible. 

Not only is it the safest option, but backyard weddings are quite trending too. That’s mainly because of the minimalistic yet chic vibe a backyard wedding tends to give. 

3. Food and drinks 

Consult your vendor or caterer team for the best and the most creative food and drink suggestions. You could have a waiter hand out mini bottles of water and other drinks. 

And do something similar with food too. This is because single-serve options ensure more safety than buffets.

If you’re going for a backyard wedding, you could place a lovely table with some chairs. But try to go for more of a dinner party celebration than a reception. 

On top of that, you would have the liberty to decorate your house and not just the backyard. So, get that dreamy look! 

4. Try to go with a small guest count

Large crowds are strictly inadvisable amidst this grave pandemic. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have all your guests at your wedding. You could invite close family members and friends to the wedding. 

But for the rest of the relatives and friends, you could send out virtual invites! This way none of your guests would miss out on your wedding. You could even send a gift and/or card invitations to your virtual guests for a more personalized touch.

If you and your partner don’t prefer too many people, then that’d be the best option. 

5. Decor 

Pick flowers that match your overall color palette. If you’re going for a backyard wedding, then place scented candles along with grounded flower arrangements all over the place. 

Try to make the most out of the place with impactful decor. You could also add detailed touches like customized menus, serving a personal favorite dish, have a small photo booth, etc. 

Consider setting up a mobile dessert cart or a mobile cocktail bar for a more exciting element. This will also help to enhance the overall look of your wedding setting. 

6. The wedding cake

This is as important as any other element of the whole occasion. So, make sure you pick the best cake for your wedding. Hire the best professional bakers so that your dream wedding cake is just the way you want it to be. 

Certain bakeries offer at-home cake tastings so try to go for that. Try to pick the color of the cake in a way that matches your overall theme. You could also go with colors that match your flower decorations if not with the overall palette. 

7. Alternative sources of entertainment 

Dance might not be the best option because you’ll have to maintain social distancing. But you can still have tons of fun! 

Organize lawn games for smaller groups or have an outdoor karaoke (but with your masks on please). You could even have a slideshow of your pre-wedding shoot for your guests to watch. 

8. Gifts 

Decide on a small custom-made gift hamper or basket for your guests as a token of appreciation and memoranda. This is quite a great way to make sure that your guests have a memorable and beautiful time. 

You could even add a special touch by adding a line item in your budget like masks and hand sanitizers. And for a more personalized feeling, you could have your and your partner’s initials etched on the mask. 

Arrange small gift bags for all the workers too if you can. A wedding is an incomplete celebration without the people organizing it. So, why not appreciate those people too! 

Other things to consider 

Besides all the planning, there are a set of things that you should consider while planning a wedding during quarantine: 

  • Pay attention to your budgetary concerns. Set your budget in a way that fits your dream wedding in an affordable yet amazing way. 
  • Make it a compulsion for all the guests and wedding staff members to wear PPE for safety concerns. Or at least that’s what is highly recommended.
  • If you have any guests that are going to be traveling, then you’ll have to make arrangements for them. This is because they’ll have to get quarantined for 14 days. So, make sure you’re all set for that. 

There is one thing that you have to remember at all times. No matter how many safety precautions you might take, there are still going to be certain risks involved. Even if the risks are negligible. So, let your guests know that too. 

So, now that you’re aware of how to plan a wedding during quarantine, get to it! Chop chop! 

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