Much of the focus, in the wedding world, this year has been on couples changing their original 2020 wedding plans. With so many pivoted plans and postponements, it’s easy to get lost in the drama of cancel culture. However, there’s a heap of couples slated to get married in 2021 or 2022 that just want to have an authentic wedding planning experience!
It’s all virtual all the time with businesses, shopping, sports, and (yes) even wedding planning. Virtual planning has become the new norm for 2021 and 2022 planning couples; however, this doesn’t and shouldn’t have to mean sacrificing that special, personalized experience. Enjoy your engagement, and lean into this new style of planning with these tips straight from industry professionals!
Popping off all the personalization vibes with the above photo from rad neon lighting company Brite Lite!
Keeping Things Custom With Covid Wedding Planning
“Choosing vendors virtually can begin with the visual first. Meaning, see how the companies present their business, content and product(s) online and on social media. As far as the planning on the catering side of things go, request images of the dishes, or similar presentations directly involving the customizations you may be requesting. A good catering company knows how important presentation is, and should have some wonderful, professional images to share with you. Virtual meetings truly need to include real conversations about expectation. Now is definitely the time to talk more and more about the details and even plan a contactless tasting if so desired.” -Sarah Kuhlberg, Creative Director, Colette’s Catering
Wedding Dress Shopping During COVID
“Think about the brands that have been digital from the get-go! Not sure the next time you’ll feel comfortable enough going into an actual salon to try on dresses, or would just rather not all together? Stillwhite is the world’s largest online wedding dress marketplace where bride-to-be’s can link up with former brides who are selling their dresses for less than the retail price. Turning your Pinterest board dreams into a reality, Stillwhite has made it possible for the budget-savvy bride to purchase a wedding dress straight from her mobile device, from the comfort of her own home.” -Bruno Szajer, Co-founder, Stillwhite
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Nice Neon Wedding Signs
“There are quite a few bright sides to virtual planning! Firstly, it allows you to focus more time on putting thought behind and being intentional with your decor and design details. Think a custom neon sign that can initially be used in your photo booth or reception, then taken home and placed in an office or bedroom as a forever memory of your special day.” – Lisa Bowser, Founder, Brite Lite
Keepin’ It Personal While Shopping For Groom’s Attire
“Planning your wedding from home should be fun, and it can be fun. At Generation Tux we’ve been doing virtual planning and helping couples do everything from home since 2014. Design your suit or tux and get your fit online, order free swatches to make sure your colors match perfectly, even get a Free Home Try-On for the wedding couple. If you have questions, or need to adjust anything for the groom or groomsmen, our Customer Experience team has help thousands of couples plan virtually, and they’re here to help you. Check out the 20+ suits and tuxedos at generationtux.com to get started.” – Matt Ramirez, Senior VP of Marketing at Generation Tux
Don’t let the global pandemic get in the way of your wedding planning! Even if you’re laying low or quarantining, we’ve got a list of productive things you can do to keep on keepin’ on with your checklist.
photos courtesy of Be Inspired PR and (in order of appearance) Brite Lite, Collette’s Catering, Stillwhite, Brite Lite, and Generation Tux