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7 Ways to Plan Your Wedding While You Are Stuck at Home

As wedding planners, we are social beings. Meeting with engaged couples, supporting family members and wedding vendors is what makes our worlds go round. 

If you are at all like us, this quarantining has you going a little bit stir crazy, too. 

But, we are all in this together—which is why we put together this wedding planning to-do list of tasks you might want to tackle while you are stuck at home.

7 Wedding Planning Things to Do While Social-Distancing 

Whether you are reinventing your wedding because it was postponed or you are on-track for wedded bliss in 2021, make the most of this downtime with these wedding planning tips! 

Start or Complete Your Registry

Begin with something fun—and what could be more fun than picking out items that other people will buy for you?! 

Plan a time to sit down with your significant other and comb through the online catalogs of home goods and appliances that you will need to start your new life together. 

Solidify the Guest List 

Now is an excellent time to take a look at your guest list and make those tough choices. 

Maybe this virus situation has you rethinking the size of your ceremony. If that’s the case, check out this post covering the creative wedding solutions Hermann Hill has to offer. 

And if you are planning for a wedding further down the line, take this time to start collecting addresses for invites. 

Create Your Wedding Playlist

Grab a glass of wine and pop open Spotify to start crafting your wedding playlist. For many couples, this is quite a hefty task. The songs played during your wedding will be with you for the rest of your life. 

We suggest that you just start listing all the songs you would like to have played—and maybe a list of those you certainly don’t want to be played, too. 

Go Virtual Dress Shopping with Your Bridesmaids

Instead of sitting at home watching Say Yes to the Dress and wishing you could be out with the girls, plan a virtual shopping trip with your bride tribe! 

Get everyone on a Zoom call (wine in hand!) where you can share your screens and browse online shops for wedding and bridesmaid dress inspiration. You may or may not be very productive in your search this way. But nevertheless, spending some time engaged with your girlfriends will do you all some good during these challenging times. 

Write Your Vows

Really could there be a better time than while you are hunkering down at home to settle in and do the soul-searching needed to write your wedding vows? 

Put on some soft music, maybe light a candle and get in the mindset to put into words how you feel about your partner and why they are the one for you. 

Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. Give yourself the time and space to write and know that this can always be revised at a later time. 

Create Your Wedding Website

Everyone wants a wedding website these days—and for good reason. Your wedding website is like an interactive virtual invitation! 

From how to RSVP to lodging, links to your registry and more, your wedding website is the central space for you to post updates and share wedding day information. 

A few platforms we recommend for creating your wedding website include Minted, Zola and Joy

Sample Wedding Day Drinks

On your next trip out to the grocery store, why not pick up the ingredients to sample a few signature cocktail recipes you might want to include on your drink menu. 

You and your partner could really have some fun with this one, which is also a great distraction during these trying times. Search Pinterest for ideas and start crafting your drink menu today!

When it comes to wedding planning, there’s quite a lot you can do at home to prepare. 

Don’t Put Wedding Planning On-Hold 

These ideas only scratch the surface of what you can be doing now to prepare for your big day. Get creative and see what else you can come up with to plan and be productive while you are stuck at home.

Your wedding planning journey should be as unique as you are—which is why at Hermann Hill, we want you to have your wedding your way! The ideas you bring to the table are the details that will make your day solely yours.

And when you need a wedding best friend, we are here for you. Give us a call to start talking to one of our expert wedding coordinators today! (314) 800-3295

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