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Welcome to the Year of Intentionality

Pandemic Planning

With 2020 in the rearview mirror we’re ready to embrace the view that 2021 has to offer. 2020 and the global coronavirus pandemic changed the landscape for celebrating. Wedding planning during covid-19 can be stressful, but the silver lining now is the freedom to make your day uniquely yours, as more couples are abandoning tradition and creating new beautiful traditions of their own. We’re here to share a few tips to help you prepare to navigate these new waters, ensuring your wedding day is as special as it deserves to be!

So, what will a wedding look like in 2021? We’re seeing a rise in non-traditional wedding celebrations: minimonies, micro-weddings, virtual celebrations and sequel weddings among a few popular styles. These new styles of celebration give couples the flexibility and freedom to make their celebrations unique to their relationship. As a recently engaged couple, there is a lot to consider while planning for your special day: your venue, guest list, and safety among some of the larger considerations. Prepare for some meetings with vendors to be virtual, as florists, photographers, and venues alike may not be scheduling in-person meetings. Once you decide the major aspects of your wedding day plan, planning all of the special secondary details is what will make this day memorable. We love The Knot’s COVID-19 Dictionary for terms you should know when planning a wedding during a global pandemic. Check out this insightful and helpful list, it may spark some inspiration for what type of celebration will best suit the needs of you and your fiancé, giving you a starting point.


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Experiencing a long engagement due to covid has benefits for you as a couple that could go overlooked. Spending more intimate time (even if it was forced because of quarantine) gives you the opportunity to spend quality time you may have otherwise missed out on, giving you a deeper appreciation for your bond that will make your wedding day even more special. A longer engagement also opens the door for you to curate the special details of your day with your significant other, making the day everything you dreamed of even if it’s different from your original plan. Check-in with your partner about your priorities before you delve into creating a new plan.

Planning or replanning your wedding can become overwhelming. It’s important to take a step back and remember that although things may be different now than you imagined, love isn’t canceled and you can still give your love the celebration it deserves. Keep in mind, you’re not traveling this journey alone. We’re here to give you our best insight to make navigating this new ever-evolving normal less stressful. We’ll always celebrate love and we know you will too.

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