How To COVID-proof Your Wedding Planning

At the beginning of the summer, everyone was so excited because things were opening up and vaccinations were going well.

Life was starting to resume.

And it almost felt normal for a little while.

But, COVID is still here and it’s not going away.

And as the Delta variant spreads, the concern grows larger.

And people are starting to get nervous again. Nervous about upcoming fall and winter weddings and even 2022 weddings.

While the pre-pandemic wedding may be gone forever, it’s this roller coaster of emotion that is the hardest to deal with.

Because it causes so much anxiety and stress.

And we thought we were done with all of this, didn’t we?

Sigh.

Well, Delta’s here and we don’t know what will happen. We don’t know if there will be worse variants coming down the road or what the reactions from the government will be.

But instead of the natural inclination to stick your head in the sand and wait it out, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your wedding.

To essentially COVID-proof your wedding planning.

Because there is a difference between this time around and 2020.

And the difference is that we have vaccines now. Which means restrictions might change a little bit, but lockdowns are unlikely.

And what that means is that waiting to plan your wedding doesn’t have to be a thing anymore.

Because while you can’t control what will happen, you can control how you approach planning.

How To COVID-proof Your Wedding Planning

Guest cheering at a wedding ceremony at Cornerstone Sonoma by destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events
(Photo credit: Arrowood Photography)

So how do you COVID-proof your wedding?

It’s all about using what we know and what’s been happening in other industries to make smart decisions. So if a situation were to develop, your wedding is still in a good position no matter what the situation is.

And you wouldn’t need to make many adjustments, if at all to your wedding.

So, first things first, you should require vaccination (and/or a negative test) from everyone attending your wedding.

That means all guests and all vendors.

By requiring this from the beginning you’ll not only be selecting the right vendors to join your team from the start, but your guests will know ahead of time what is expected of them.

And having this requirement means you’ve already set up your wedding to be pretty safe regardless of any other decisions you make.

But you’ll ideally want to take some additional steps to COVID-proof your wedding.

And a good place to focus your COVID proofing efforts is on your wedding venue.

Choose an outdoor wedding venue because that will automatically make your wedding safe if the situation changes.

Because any changes to restrictions would mainly affect indoor venues since outdoor venues will always be safer.

You’ll also want to choose a venue with a good amount of space for your size group so that there is ample room to move around and space people out if needed.

Now if the worst happens and a lockdown does come into play, then choosing a venue with good policies around postponements and cancellations is also helpful.

And this also applies to all of your vendors.

Choosing vendors who have contracts with good postponement and cancellation policies is important in case you need to use them.

And what this means you need to be hiring solid, professional vendors.

Vendors with experience who have legitimate contracts you can rely on.

Now all of this will tremendously help COVID-proof your wedding. But how do you know what is a good policy and what isn’t? Which vendors are solid and which aren’t? Which venues are the best option?

Hire a wedding planner!

This is the last piece to COVID-proof your wedding.

Because a wedding planner will help guide you and manage all of these aspects. Having a planner will make it all much easier because they’ll help you through all the ins and outs of making your wedding COVID-proof.

So you don’t have to guess.

And if something were to happen, they’ll be able to manage and handle all the changes that have to be made.

Which means much less stress and worry on your part!

And given that COVID is nothing but stressful, you can use all the help you can get.

So instead of getting bummed or stressed out about what could happen with COVID, instead be smart and COVID-proof your wedding and your planning.

You’ll save yourself a lot of time and pain.

And if you’re looking for a wedding planner, look no further! We’ll help you with all things COVID and put your mind at ease.

Contact us today to set up a free consultation.

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