by Lisa Beth Miller
We get it! This is a crazy and stressful time to be planning a wedding. And re-planning an already planned wedding due to a worldwide pandemic is a tad anxiety-inducing. But on the same note, many are suddenly faced with a lot of free time at home.
I talked to Amanda Levin of Forever Magnolia Events about what little tasks nervous brides can tackle during this extraordinary time at home. Amanda is an experienced wedding professional who offers month-of coordination as well as full wedding planning services.
So, what tasks are doable for most couples?
“If you’ve had to change your date to a different season, start thinking about if you should change your colors, flowers, and menu to reflect the new date. You could definitely use this time to really brainstorm and get new inspiration boards up on Pinterest. Focusing on the positive elements and what’s in your control in these uncertain times is key,” Amanda explained.
There are also some planning tasks that couples should probably leave to the professionals, in spite of having the extra time to do them.
“Once you have a new date, let your planner rework your wedding timeline and discuss the new contract details with your vendors. Having to reschedule your wedding is stressful enough on the couple and re configuring so many moving parts can be overwhelming. Your planner can negotiate deposits being used as credits as well as creating more flexible payment options if financial difficulties have come into play,” Amanda advised.
Come up with a few back up date options with your fiancee and work with your planner to contact vendors about their availability and when a decision needs to be made. Once you have a new date, send a “Change the Date” or “Save the New Date” notification to each guest (another task that could be completed while staying safe at home).
Happy planning or re-planning!