There’s so much to think about when planning your big day, no matter where your wedding date falls on the calendar. But if it happens to be in the middle of an unprecedented event like COVID-19, you might be wondering what you should be doing in a time like this. As of March 16, the White House advised that gatherings of more than 10 people be postponed until further notice. Furthermore, on March 15th, the CDC asked to comply with postponing gatherings of more than 50 people for the following eight weeks.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by wedding planning during this time of uncertainty, you’re certainly not alone. This global pandemic is affecting couples planning their wedding and wedding planners alike. As always, Oak Lodge and Parc 73 want to help you during every step of your wedding journey, especially during a time like this. We’ve put together some tips with expert advice to help you plan your wedding during COVID-19.
Take a Deep Breath
We understand that this is a hard time for everybody right now. With some patience, flexibility, and being surrounded by positive people, we are certain you will still find a way to celebrate your special day. As things continue to change during this uncertain time, a lot of things remain out of our control. However, you can shift your focus to what you can control – what marriage really means to you. Reflect on your relationship with your significant other at this time, and what truly matters most to you both in celebrating your wedding. Take these conclusions and start planning for your big day, whatever that may look like to you! And as you prioritize your health, self-care, and each other, use this upcoming time at home to move forward with your new plans.
Consult With Your Team
We encourage couples to try to speak with your entire wedding planning team at the SAME time so everybody is on the same page. This may include your wedding planner, catering team, wedding party, venue, DJ, photography team, or anybody else involved in the day. Remember: if your goal remains to have all of your family and friends attend your big day, it should be in the safest way possible. Whenever you are thinking about which date to postpone your wedding to, try to find a date that feels good for everyone involved.
Send Out New Cards
If you’ve made a decision to postpone your wedding, try to send your guests “Change the Date” cards to let them know about this change. If you decided not to postpone your wedding or you’re planning for a future wedding, you can send out a card explaining that you’re going to keep an eye out for more information. Also, if you have a wedding website, like The Knot, you can provide updates to guests as they happen.
Positive Accounts on Social Media
Trying to bring your spirits up? It is a good idea to follow social media accounts that are positive. If you follow someone that complains and creates negativity on your timeline, it’s a good idea to unfollow them. This negativity could not only bring negativity into your wedding planning, but it can make you feel anxious and uncertain. There are many wedding planners, venues, and florists that are making it a mission to share happiness and positivity and help you find creative ways to celebrate this special time with you!
As the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) remains fluid, we are on a mission to give you the most up to date advice on how we can best help plan your wedding. You are not in this alone. We will help guide you through every step of the way to ensure your dream wedding.
If you’re planning a wedding in southern Louisiana, call us at l or contact us today to schedule a tour of our two beautiful venues in Baton Rouge and Prairieville for any of your wedding festivities! If you would like more information on our COVID-19 response, please visit here. Stay safe and stay healthy.