How do you say your vows and proclaim your affection to the love of your life amid an ongoing global pandemic? The COVID-19 crisis has affected nearly every facet of our society—and even the pure and sacred institution of marriage has not been spared.
Gone are the days when you could send invitations to everyone who mattered in your life and ask them to witness your proclamation of love to one another. Social distancing and staying at home regulations are the new norm.
Some of you who had long-scheduled your weddings for 2020 might feel hard done by the turn of events. You’re probably lamenting how you’re missing out on holding your fairy tale wedding. “Why now—and why me?” But you really don’t have a choice but to accept the new reality and find a way to maneuver the chaos it brings.
Sure, things have changed—but doesn’t mean you should give up on having the best wedding (at least under the current circumstances). Most couples had to consider a paradigm shift to ensure safety even as they tie the knot. Some even have had to change their wedding plans and so forth. The following are some ideas brides should keep in mind as they plan to have a wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic:
1. Be Decisive
You will agree with me that we are living in uncertain times. Whether you are about to hold your wedding in weeks or months, you should be decisive on whether to either carry on with the wedding plans or not. For instance, if you choose to carry on with the wedding plans, you should make some changes to your plan.
This includes lowering the number of guests to invite to your weddings, looking for sanitizer suppliers, etc. You might have to change the wedding dates to ensure that you have all the pre-requisites to keep the virus at bay. Such supplies include sanitizers, face masks and so on.
2. Ensure That You Engage with Your Suppliers
Sometimes, you might be uncertain about your wedding plans. This due to the unexpected changes brought about by the novel Coronavirus. Therefore, you should keep engaging with your suppliers. They might have alternative dates that you might help you make a better decision.
You can consider their proposal rather than postponing the wedding to a later date. You can then check these dates and then check them with other suppliers. Ideally, they should coincide so that you have a colorful wedding despite COVID-19. In case the suppliers are not available, your wedding coordinator will help choose a good alternative for you.
3. Ensure That You Keep Everyone in The Loop
In case you had opted to postpone your wedding, you should ensure that all your guests are updated about these changes. This is mainly because some of them might be coming from far. Others might be coming from abroad. By informing them early enough, you will be able to avoid inconveniences in the long run.
4. Stay Positive
Although the novel Coronavirus might have brought up some unexpected changes in your wedding day, you should not be disappointed as you will still manage to tie the knot with the love of your love. Some activities might have to be forfeited for the safety’s sake of your guests.
You might have longed so much for this, but it might be unsafe to undertake these activities during the pandemic. However, this is not a call for alarm as you will eventually marry the love of your life despite the current challenges.
What is the Takeaway?
COVID-19 might have made you reconsider a few things on your wedding day. The above are some of the ideas that can help you make a better decision and have a colorful wedding day despite the novel Coronavirus's challenges. Consider these ideas, and you will have a successful wedding day.