Here you are, planning a wedding in the middle of COVID-19. I know, planning a wedding during a worldwide pandemic is NOT what you dreamed of when you envisioned your engaged season of life. Well guess what? I really believe that despite COVID-19 affecting your wedding plans, it can still be a DREAMY & JOYFUL day of celebrating your new marriage!
If you’re engaged right now and you’re trying to figure out how in the world you plan a wedding during this time, I’m here to help! I think weddings moving forward can be just as amazing, if not even better than weddings that were not affected by the pandemic. So if you take anything away from this blog post, please take away the hope that while you’re on the front edge of a new normal in wedding planning, your celebration of marriage will be no less special due to COVID-19 and how it has changed (and will continue to change) our world.
Ready for my tips?! Here we go!
I hope these wedding planning tips helped you as you navigate COVID-19! If you’re looking to downsize your wedding day to a more intimate version, check out Petite Fête – my new sister company in partnership with Sara Elizabeth Weddings! Petite Fête was inspired by our couples who are making the tough decision to change their wedding plans in light of COVID-19. We realized that there is a such a need for something like this…an experience that allows you to still have the wedding of your dreams, but on a smaller scale. If you want to get married now and throw your big party later, or are looking to downsize your current wedding day to a more intimate version, we would love to help you! We believe every couple deserves a magical wedding day, no matter the size! Learn more here.
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Over on the blog, I share resources to guide you as you plan for your engagement session and wedding day! As a photographer, I spend almost every weekend at weddings and know all of the do's and don'ts that go into planning your big day. See some of my favorite posts below!