At-Home Wedding Planning TasksWords by Be Inspired PR
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Whether you’re quarantined at home or you simply don’t have the time or resources to make a trip to your destination wedding location in advance, you might begin to feel like planning your wedding is an impossibility. Thanks to our friends at Be Inspired PR, we’re sharing the best news – there are plenty of wedding planning tasks you can do right from your home! Whether you're planning a wedding abroad, in a different state, or right down the road, you can still get some planning done right from the comfort of home without worrying about travel restrictions limiting your abilities! Get in your PJs, grab a glass of wine, and sit back on the couch and let’s get to planning!
Come up with a post-wedding plan in advance.
“Destination weddings often go hand in hand with outdoor affairs or celebrations that take place in the sand, a true dream come true! A challenge that you might not think of right away is the logistics of keeping your bridal gown free from damage. Before your wedding day, be sure to look into how you are going to clean and preserve your gown so that you can be totally stress-free on the big day. The least amount of time that dirt, sand, grime, sweat, and other various stains are sitting on the dress the better. We recommend ordering and having your kit on hand ahead of time, so you can send it off to be cleaned and taken care of before jetting off for your honeymoon!" - WeddingGownPreservationKit.com
Wedding Gown Preservation Kit has been helping brides to preserve and take care of their gowns since 1913.
Become an eco-friendly shopper.
"Now that finding what you're looking for at a traditional bridal salon may or may not be an option, give Stillwhite.com, a digital marketplace where bride-to-be's can link up with former brides who are selling their dresses for less than the retail price, a try. Turning your Pinterest board dreams into a reality, Stillwhite.com has made it possible for the budget-savvy bride to purchase a wedding dress straight from her mobile device. On an eco-friendly note, purchasing a pre-loved dress creates less waste." - Bruno Szajer, Co-founder, Stillwhite.com
Bruno Szajer is the co-founder of Stillwhite, an online wedding dress marketplace where brides can sell their gowns, and brides-to-be can purchase their dream gown (and save money!).
Get into the nitty-gritty planning details.
“Now is a great time to go through all the aesthetics and logistics of your wedding. Organize your décor ideas, you can be detail-oriented on all the aspects from color, to theme, to DIY projects. Comb through your contracts and/or proposals and really get a grasp on keeping and setting a budget.” - Sarah Kuhlberg, Creative Director, Colette's Catering
Sarah Kuhlberg is the creative director for Colette’s Catering, a catering company servicing the Southern California region and providing unique (and delicious!) twists on traditional dishes.
Don’t forget the bling that is the center of the day.
“On the day of your wedding, you and your ring are the center of attention. Whether it’s for photographs or the moment saying “I do”, you’re going to want your ring to shine. Whether it’s a destination far away or right down the road, remember to clean your ring the day of your wedding. Shinery’s luxury at-home jewelry cleaning essentials were created by a bride that got married with a dirty, cloudy ring and vowed to never let that happen to another bride. Whether it’s the Towelettes as a quick fix or the Radiance Wash for a deep clean while getting ready, Shinery is your secret to shine on your wedding day.” - Brea Fullerton, Founder + CEO, Shinery
Brea Fullerton is the founder and CEO of Shinery, which offers jewelry care products that are meant to seamlessly fit into your everyday routine to make jewelry care feel like a luxury, not a chore!
Get a feel for your floor plan.
“Need help getting a feel for the scale of your space? Have your venue coordinator or owner use blue painter's tape and map out on the floor your stage, dancefloor, buffets, bars, etc. This will help you get a better feel for actual distances and guest flow in the space, and allow you to think through what rentals you’ll need (and what you’ll even have room for!).” - Raul Rodriguez, Lavish Event Rentals
Raul Rodriguez runs Lavish Event Rentals, a luxury rental company based in Miami, Florida that offers stylish, refined, and unique rentals for couples looking to have a wedding with modern, sleek flair.
Visualize, visualize, visualize!
“Brides want beautiful, stunning designs for their wedding. We have been taking advantage of the virtual world as visuals are essential -thank goodness for Zoom! During our design collaborations, we submit our design boards for input and hone your vision; once approved, we will set up a visual design meeting via Zoom bringing the design board and your vision to life. Brides will be able to visually experience the tablescape curated from the best vendors as we guide you through the details of this process. We also send a visual board with up-close photos of the tablescape, we screen share and/or email graphics elements and floor plans as if you were in the same room. We always offer to drop off catering and florals for sampling. This is a great time to review how your guests will experience the flow from one area to the next, catering service, atmospheric changes during dinner, etc. Once the design is defined, all components will be integrated! Staying organized and having a clear vision for your wedding makes everything so much easier to plan from home!” - AJ Williams, Founder & Creative Director, AJ Events
AJ Williams is the founder and creative director of AJ Events, a luxury full-service event planning company serving brides in the New England area and beyond!
Order your wedding bands.
“Planning a wedding during these times can be less than ideal, making checking all your boxes a little complicated. At The Diamond Reserve, we are offering Virtual Wedding Band Consultations. Although it is highly recommended to try rings on, a virtual consultation allows us to see our clients, hear about all their wedding plans and the excitement of being engaged, as well as honing on what their ideal wedding bands look like! All things wedding are very personal, and chatting with the experts makes shopping for wedding bands more intimate and can help you navigate through the decision-making process in selecting your designs.” - Kaeleigh Testwuide, Founder and Owner of The Diamond Reserve
Kaeleigh is the founder of The Diamond Reserve, the premier custom jeweler in Colorado. They offer a unique personalized experience and believe that purchasing an engagement ring or wedding band should be fun and exciting, not stressful!
Put together your gifting plan.
“If you’ve had to downsize your dream wedding, you may just have some extra budget to splurge on gifts for your sister, mom, and mother-in-law to be. Gifting them something special on your wedding day will only enhance the magic, and each day they wear it will remind them of all of the magical moments of your wedding day! Although your wedding day is your special day, it’s also an important day for your nearest and dearest. A diamond bracelet for your sister or bridesmaid is a special piece of jewelry that is perfect for everyday wear as well as special occasions. For your mom or mother-in-law, we love a symbolic necklace like our Butterfly Medallion necklace that honors your wedding day that is representative of growth, change, and life. Take time to put together your gifting plan so you can make your family and friends feel the magic of such a monumental day!” - Kaeleigh Testwuide, Founder and Owner of The Diamond Reserve
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