Since we’re all in lockdown and we’re staying at home, lots of couples are finding themselves with more time on their hands. If this is you, there are wedding planning tasks you can get done! Things like nailing some wedding planning admin, meeting with your suppliers via video call and making fun playlists. We’ve made a lockdown wedding planning list for you… Main image credit: DKPHOTO
Start searching for suppliers
Everybody has shifted gears for lockdown and lots of suppliers have made a plan for you to find them online! You can view their weddingsonline profiles and read reviews from couples like you, you can do virtual venue tours, tune into live band showcases on social media, and you can chat with prospective suppliers via video call too.Related: Finding Your Dream Wedding Suppliers – Expert Advice
Write your vows
While you’ve got a little more time on your hands, why not write your vows now! Lots of couples tend to leave vow writing and ceremony planning to the last minute. I know I did! When you think about it, the wedding ceremony and exchanging of vows is one of the most important parts of your wedding day, so give some focus to it while planning.Related: How to Write Your Own Wedding Vows
Create a playlist
Whether or not you are hiring a wedding DJ or band, you’ve got to give them a list of your wedding songs. Something to play while you walk down the aisle, any special item songs you’d like during your ceremony, a reception entrance song, something to play during your first dance. There’s lots of opportunities to play music that’s special to you, so make a list of your must-have songs!Related: 75 Awesome Wedding Reception Entrance Songs
Work on your photo must-have list
Start making a list of any wedding photos you’d love your photographer to capture for you. Fun poses you’d like to try with your bridesmaids, beautiful couple portraits you’ve seen in your venue, a sparkler shot at the end of the night, or a pretty way to show off your wedding shoes! If you aren’t sure where to start, take a look at our real wedding features and see what other couples have done.Related: Super Fun Bridesmaids Photos You’ll Love
Get stuck into DIY projects
If you’re into DIY, what better time to invest in creating pretty things for the wedding than during lockdown! Pretty sequin hangers for the dresses, a floral photo hoop or a globe wedding guestbook. There’s lots to try!Related: 9 Nifty DIY Projects to Try
Compile your wedding gift list
There’s so much more to your wedding gift list than kitchenwear. These days, your wedding gift list is there to enhance your new life as a married couple and it’s less about gathering pots and pans (which lots of couples already have). Start thinking about fun things your wedding guests could put money towards to spoil you as a wedding gift. A honeymoon registry, outdoor furniture, quality luggage or luxury bedding.Related: List Lust – Ace Wedding Gift Registry Ideas
Wedding guest admin
When it comes to wedding guests, there’s lots to think about. You could write out your guest list, gather postal addresses for wedding invitations or even start working on a table plan for where you’d like everyone to sit. At the very least, during lockdown, you could send a lovely note to each guest to tell them how excited you are to see them at the wedding!Related: Planning Your Wedding During the Coronavirus Crisis – It’s Possible!
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Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.