It’s no secret that COVID-19 has put a damper on a lot of weddings. It has also affected wedding planning for most people, whether your wedding is planned for next month or next year! With so many stores and studios being closed right now, it can be challenging to get things done. But what if we told you that there are a lot of wedding planning from home tasks that you could be working on?! Of course, not everyone has extra time on their hands right now. There are plenty of people who are essential workers and are still working just as many hours if not more as they were working before COVID-19 turned our worlds upside down. Even if that is the case for you, learning some ways to get wedding planning from home done can actually be a bit of a stress reliever! It is nice to know that you don’t always have to physically go somewhere to get a wedding planning task checked off of your list.
15 WEDDING PLANNING FROM HOME TASKS TO GET DONE
Here are 15 wedding planning from home tasks that you can tackle right now!
1. Browse wedding inspo
Browsing wedding inspiration is probably the easiest wedding planning from home task that you can tackle right now! Whether it’s Pinterest, your local bridal shop’s Instagram, or bridal magazines, there is a ton of wedding inspiration out there for you to look at.
2. Organize everything
It’s no secret that wedding planning can get stressful. This is especially true when you have to do most of it from home, without being able to meet vendors in person! Do your best to take advantage of this extra time at home. Organize all of your wedding planning materials! Start a spreadsheet with your vendors’ contact information. Create checklists. Make a wedding planning binder. Anything that you can create to help you stay on-top of wedding planning… do it!
3. Practice your hair + make-up
Maybe you aren’t planning on doing your own hair and make-up for your wedding day. Regardless, learning how to do it yourself can never hurt and it’s super fun! Many hair and makeup artists have virtual DIY tutorials on YouTube. Even if you don’t do your own hair or make-up on the big day, you can take pictures to use as inspiration to show your vendors! Or, at the very least, they can serve as your looks for the bridal shower or rehearsal dinner.
4. Buy wedding attire
As you know, there is a lot of attire that you need to purchase for the big day! This includes your dress, accessories, shoes, the groom’s look, mothers’ dresses… and the list goes on! Why not start online shopping for attire? Accessories can easily be bought online. Are you starting to get nervous that you won’t have enough time to wedding dress shop before your wedding? Thankfully, many wedding dress shops understand that struggle and have begun to offer virtual appointments! Here at K&B Bridals, we are now offering virtual appointments to help fulfill the need of brides who still need a dress for their big day! We are offering appointments for bridal dresses and bridesmaid dresses! Find out more information about virtual appointments here.
5. Look at vendor reviews
Are you still working on securing your wedding vendors? Now is a great time to look through reviews and figure out what vendors you may be interested in for your special day! Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many weddings that were planned for this time are rescheduling to next year. So, it may be more competitive to find secure vendors! It’s crucial to have a few different options in mind because of this. Check out reviews on The Knot, Google, and WeddingWire.
6. Practice your first dance
You might already be practicing TikTok dances on the daily (so are we!), but now is also the perfect time to practice your first dance! Turn on your chosen song and dance in your living room together! It will help you prepare for dancing in front of all your guests! It’s also a super intimate moment that you can share together during this difficult time.
7. Connect with your guests
Now is the perfect time to connect with your guests! If COVID-19 is affecting your wedding day or other activities surrounding it, let your guests know. This can be done through your wedding website or through messages and phone calls. Another fun wedding planning from home task that you can get done throughout this time is to write letters to your guests! These can go in your welcome bags or on your table settings.
8. Create your registry
Because you may not be able to go to a store right now, it can be easy to take registry shopping online! Guests may even enjoy the convenience of online shopping for you. This can also be a fun project for you and your partner to work on while you’re home! Choosing what to put on your registry is one of the most fun aspects of wedding planning.
9. Stay in contact with your planner
If you have a wedding planner, it’s absolutely crucial to stay in contact with them throughout this time. They can serve as your go-to resource for how to wedding plan from home! If you don’t have a wedding planner, we highly suggest getting one to help you navigate all of your wedding planning tasks both big and small! Check out our sister company, Moore & Co. Event Stylists.
10. DIY your wedding decor
With some extra time on your hands, why not DIY your own wedding decor? It doesn’t have to be anything crazy especially if you don’t consider yourself to be particularly crafty! There are plenty of simple projects that you can DIY for your wedding day from home from tie-dye napkins to signage for your ceremony. Plus, certain companies, like Brit + Co., are even offering certain classes for free during this time!
11. Stuff invitation envelopes
If your wedding day is getting closer, this can be the perfect time to begin stuffing your wedding invitation envelopes!
12. Make a reception playlist
Sure, your DJ will do all of the work to make your reception run smoothly and get your guests on the dance floor. But, they will most likely ask you for specific songs that you may want played or at least a general idea of the genres that you want! Why not create a playlist full of wedding songs that you’d love to dance to at your reception? Your DJ may also ask you for a list of songs that you definitely do not want played, so it may be a good idea to get that list together as well.
13. Join a community
As much as it might feel like you’re alone during this time you’re not! So many brides and grooms are having their wedding be affected in some way by COVID-19. Why not join a community to connect with other brides who are going through the same thing? Check out our Facebook group that is exclusive to our K&B Brides!
14. Practice writing your vows
If you’re up for more of an emotional task, working on your wedding vows may be a good way to spend some of your time! Besides, if you get it out of the way now, then you won’t have to worry about it as a last-minute task!
15. Spend more time with your fiancé
This one might seem like a no-brainer, but try to spend as much time as you possibly can with your fiancé right now! Of course, if you are self-isolating and spending this time apart, then this may not be possible. However, you can have all of the FaceTime dates and Netflix watch parties on Zoom in the world! Get creative. This is a time that you’ll be able to look back on and tell your grandchildren about one day!