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What’s the Difference in Planning an Online or In-Person Wedding?

Couples who have had to reschedule their weddings and newly engaged couples who are starting to plan their weddings will find that there’s a whole new world of wedding planning to navigate. Many people have chosen to postpone their larger receptions or to host smaller, elopement-style weddings because of the pandemic. If you are one of these couples, this definitely changes the scope and the logistics of the wedding you may have been envisioning. No matter what, your wedding still has to be planned, and you don’t need to just slap something together. It can still be beautiful and as full of love as you’d originally intended. There are a few things to keep in mind if you decide to plan a smaller event.

What Aspects of Planning Haven’t Changed? Whether it’s big or small, the process is still similar. You’ll need to decide on a budget, date, style, venue, décor options, number of guests, and what forms of entertainment you’ll include. You’ll still need to get a marriage license, vet and hire vendors, ensure they understand what you’re planning, invite guests, and ensure that the day goes smoothly. No matter the size, there’s still many hours of work in front of you as you process the new landscape and make these decisions. Hiring a wedding planner can help you simplify the logistics so that you’re free to enjoy and understand that you’re in capable hands.

What Aspects of Planning Have Changed? In the New York Metropolitan area, indoor events are limited by capacity rules, and dining and dancing is still not permitted in some areas. While there is more flexibility outdoors, the number of guests is still limited, and no matter what, you’ll want to do your best to keep your guests safe. This doesn’t mean that they don’t want guests to attend. You may still want to stream your wedding to your guests, but you may want to hire a professional wedding vendor to set this up and monitor this for you. For in-person events, you will need to follow guidelines for masks and to adhere to social distancing rules. Many couples have opted for smaller events than they might have in the past or have postponed larger events for the future. You can monitor these rules for yourself or hire a wedding planner to help you navigate the difficult landscape. No matter what, you’ll need to coordinate with your venue and vendors to help ensure a safe, happy, healthy wedding day.

If you want assistance in trying to plan for your wedding, we can help you get there! Whether you’re looking for a fully online option, planning for a big event in the future, or a smaller event in the near-term, we can help you navigate the rules and ensure that your plans fit your needs. Either way, we think you deserve to enjoy your wedding day to the fullest, and we can help you do that. Contact us today to and get your planning started on the right foot.

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