What a time to be alive! In the blink of an eye, the world as we know it, has spiraled down a peculiar avenue of new restrictions and most importantly, new possibilities. But, your wedding planning doesn’t have to (and shouldn’t be) stunted by this pandemic!
Whether you’re planning a postponed wedding or are staying course with a celebration scheduled for later this year or in 2021, we as Bona Dea say, to make the most of the time you have now! Not only could this be a gratifying distraction, but one can get ahead with planning, and comfortably coast as your big day draws closer.
Take advantage of the support at your fingertips and make some planning moves! To jumpstart your productivity, we’re sharing 10 wedding planning tasks you can do while in quarantine: straight from the professionals in our industry. You’ve got this!
While some wedding planning to-dos may be out of the question (in-person consultations, site visits, etc) there are so many great wedding planning tasks you can check off your to-do list while at home in quarantine. Here are a few:
1. Have a look at Bona Dea’s 3D-Virtual Tours
Since one is expected to rather dream from the comfort of their own home during this period, take time to make a cup of tea- and allow our 3D virtual tours to help coax ideas for the ceremony set up, ballroom décor, photo spots etc.
2. See the Bona Dea Planning & Costing App
Use our simple step-by-step platform to help build your perfect wedding. A complimentary gift, as well as a free quote, can be expected once you have completed your wedding enquiry!
3. Work on your guest list
We hope you are taking the time to bask in all of your well-deserved-engaged-glory. And while you’re enjoying the endless flow of champagne and the sparkle of your shiny new ring, have you begun drafting your wedding guest list? This is a great reason to reach out and get in touch with your loved ones- all while practising safe social distancing. Should you have decided on postponing your wedding for a later date, send out an announcement to your guest with your new date. This can be done by sending out an email, an announcement card or even a small video clip.
4. Set up a virtual meeting with your event planner
5. Double Check Your Contracts
6. Perfect Your Pinterest Boards
Whether you have 20 different Pinterest boards or you haven’t started yet, looking at some visual inspiration is guaranteed to make you smile. Nail some important decisions now: what will your theme be, what look do you want for your flowers, are there any dress designers/styles you love? Organise your boards and you’ll hit the ground running when you can finally go visit suppliers and venues again. (Bona Dea’s Pinterest Account may also be of some help to you!)
7. Create a Rough Wedding Day Timetable
Once you know when your ceremony is, you can start building up a schedule of when your wedding party needs to arrive to get ready, when dinner will be, how long you have for speeches etc.
8. Write Your Wedding Speech
A wedding speech is an ideal moment to tell your guests how grateful you are and say some heartfelt words about your partner they’ll remember forever. It’s not traditional for brides to give a speech, but who cares? Now is the time to throw the rule book out the window!
9. Do an At-Home Engagement Shoot
Can’t get out to take the engagement shoot you planned? Do one from home! It’s a great excuse to dress up nicely, do your hair and makeup, and get some awesome pictures of you together. Use your phone on self-timer mode and make the shoot as romantic or quirky as you like.
10. Have a Date Night
During this unprecedented time, it’s easy for stress and anxiety to creep upon us. Spending 24/7 with your partner while feeling that way is a recipe for arguments. To avoid this, make sure you’re 1) practising self-care, and 2) prioritising romance. Take some daily alone time to have a bath, do an at-home workout, go for a walk around the garden, paint your nails, read your book, video call a friend or practice some mindfulness. Take some time to learn about each other and talk about things that aren’t the wedding or Coronavirus.