How to Plan a Wedding (during lockdown) - Michelle Huggleston

I know times are tough right now, but I also want to be as helpful as I can be. There are so many couples unsure of how to plan a wedding during lockdown. That I thought sharing some wedding planning tips on how you could go about it would be useful. Remember, whether you’re planning or postponing, your day will happen and it will be glorious. So enjoy some easy tips on how to plan a wedding right now.

How to Plan a Wedding (during lockdown)

Virtual Tours

Have you seen wedding venues that offer this? I think it’s incredible! If you’ve still not chosen your venue, this could be a great alternative. Or if you’re missing your venue you can explore it this way!! The first wedding venue I saw offer a 360 degree wedding tour was The King Arthur in the Gower. Their virtual tour allows you to move throughout their venue. Tables are set up like a real wedding and it really is like you’re actually there. It’s bizarre but flipping fantastic, it’s that real! What a brilliant way on how to plan a wedding right now.

Check out Social Media

My next wedding planning tip is to use social media as a tool to check out suppliers. It’s such a great way to really get a feel for who they are and what they do. You get to see their portfolio of work and you get a feel for their personality. For wedding photography in particular this is super important, because we’re together all day. So we want to have a lot of fun being together and making awesome memories!!

Research Wedding Music Online

Right now, there are musicians posting live shows on lots of different platforms. This is fantastic way to research music for your wedding. Whether you want a band for the evening or you’re looking for some entertainment for the drinks reception. There are so many live shows that you can watch from the comfort of your own home. It’s nothing like a gig, I know that, but a great alternative for how to plan a wedding right now. My friend Scott Morgan is posting videos online and his voice is incredible, you don’t need to be at a gig to know that.

Have Cake Tasting at Home

I thought having cake tasting at home was such a brilliant idea. Alison from Centre Stage Cakes, sent me a box of all different flavours to sample. It’s such a wonderful thing to do, and you could have so much fun at home. Get your tea set and teapot out and make an afternoon of it. You might not be able to go to her right now, but what a fabulous alternative to help choose your wedding cake. I think Centre Stage Cakes taster boxes are a great way on how to plan a wedding during lockdown.

wedding cake tasting at home

Making Crafts and Wedding Decor at Home

If you do have a little bit of extra time right now and were planning on making crafts or parts of your wedding decor. Go for it! There are so many wonderful tutorials on YouTube and it’s a great way to use some of your free time. You’ll also feel excited that you’re doing small steps for your big day. I have been learning calligraphy at home, it’s a relaxing activity and I get excited when I’ve written a letter correctly.

Have a Skype Consultation

A Skype or Zoom consultation is something I’ve been offering as a wedding photographer. I firstly think bride and grooms get a feel for me and my work on my website and social media. Having an online video consultation is my twist on the usual consultation in a coffee shop. We still get to have tea or coffee (cake sometimes!) We get to chat and get to know each other over this video call. It’s the ideal way to plan a wedding right now. Although I really can’t wait to show my albums and do consultations in person again.

south wales wedding photographer consultation

Ask for Recommendations from Friends or other Suppliers

I think asking friends and suppliers you’ve already booked is a given anyway, but I’ve had a lot more brides asking for a list of suppliers in a particular area. This way they can do a bit of research at home. They can look at a suppliers website and social media and see if they’re a ‘fit’. I think word of mouth is such a powerful recommendation and the best advert for any business. So I’ll be shouting my favourites from a rooftop! Just ask, I’ll recommend suppliers to make your planning so much easier.

Remember whether you’re planning or postponing, your day will happen and it will be wonderful, it’ll be more perfect that you ever imagined. Everyone will hug each other tighter, laugh a little louder, and celebrate even bigger than before. I for one love meeting new couples in person, but I think making the best of a situation in small ways can help. How to plan a wedding during lockdown is much easier with my simple wedding planning tips. Head to my about me to see if we’re a good fit for your wedding photography. I’m based in South Wales but cover everywhere for wedding photography. I’ve also got lots more blog posts full of wedding tips, just for you. If you’re looking for any wedding suppliers, please ask, I’d love to recommend some to you. Here’s Scott Morgan who provides great music entertainment. And you can contact Alison at Centre Stage Cakes for cake tasting boxes, wedding planning or not!

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