The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the wedding industry incredibly hard. Venues are closing, suppliers are going out of business, and couples are scrambling to reschedule or even cancel their weddings. You are NOT the one 2020.
Whilst it may be tempting to pour a large glass of pinot and return to our Netflix safe space, we decided instead to reach out to expert wedding planner Charlotte Ricard-Quesada of La Fête, and ask for her top tips on wedding planning in the time of Corona in order to help you navigate these unchartered waters.
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1. With guest lists reduced, who makes my list?
As it currently stands, 15 guests are allowed at a wedding, so make the most of these! By experience, you get to 15 guests very quickly, so make sure to start with the closest and dearest: parents, siblings and bridal party. I personally am recommending against grandparents or older relatives, simply because of their age. They are most often more susceptible to being in the vulnerable population in regards to Covid-19.
2. Ok, so I have my 15. How do I break it to the rest of my invitees?
This is something that I have extensively been asked about and to be honest, as cheesy as it sounds, honesty is the best policy. Everyone is aware of the current situation, and everyone is particularly understanding. Whether you have already invited more people than the final 15, or if you simply want to let extended friends and family that you would normally have invited, there is a simple and lovely way to let them know: call them. Whether it’s by zoom, or by phone, make sure you personally reach out to each of them and explain the situation. You can soften the blow by explaining that you will be having a digital connection on the day of the wedding.