3 Planning Tips from 2020
It has been a year, to say the least. Between the pandemic, shutdowns, and being pregnant we have definitely had to stay on our toes. We have had to help brides and families make hard decisions and move our schedules around way more than anyone would like to. Through all this unknown, we have learned a few things personally and for the business. I wanted to share 3 planning tips from 2020 that have really stuck out to me. I know they can help you too.
Consider all your options
This may be tough to do. Especially if you have to cancel your event due to a shutdown. We all had our hearts set on that huge wedding and all that cake! But, don’t panic. You have a few options. Mini-monies have become very popular and semi cost-effective until you can get back to planning the big party. Cut the guest list. This sounds harsh but it does make things more comfortable for everyone and does allow for the day to still go on. Reschedule, while this may not be ideal, if you don’t want to give up you 500 person guest list this may be the way to go.
Not sure when to book a coordinator? Check out this post When to Book a Wedding Coordinator.
I can’t say that enough. Communicate! Remember there are a lot of people involved with your big day. If you have a coordinator, it is definitely easiest to talk to them first about your options, create a plan, and go from there. Many vendors try to accommodate with what may be going on at the time and help how they can. Also, remember at the end of the day they are all businesses too. This is a good time to remind you to always read the contract. Talking to your coordinator will help ensure that no vendors get left out and everyone understands what is happening moving forward regardless if you are rescheduling or changing things up.
As many of us have had to do, we got creative with our meetings. Honestly some days virtual meetings made things a little easier for everyone involved. We love getting to see your face and getting to know you. When speaking with vendors ask if you can set up virtual meetings. you can also add people like your coordinator so everyone can meet and make sure they are on the same page. A lot of venues put online tours up. Even cake shops have started mailing or dropping off tastings. If you aren’t sure what a vendor has to offer as far as meetings or tastings, JUST ASK!
Let’s reminisce over this year’s weddings and photoshoots!