As lockdown continues the amount of couples finding their wedding plans interrupted by the pandemic grows. It is frustrating, and saddening, but try not to get too disheartened. If you are locked down with your bride or groom to be, it could actually be a good test of your relationship to see how well you get on in such close proximity all the time! But seriously, there are things you can do to keep the wedding preparations ticking over. Who knows, you might even be able to do more than you originally thought because you have extra time. Here’s some ideas to get you going.
Wedding invitations can take many forms, and whether you have ordered your bespoke invitations or not, why not try your hand learning some calligraphy. If you already have the invites on order you can use the calligraphy to address the envelopes, or if you haven’t yet decided where you are going to source your invites from why not see if you can make some at home. The Internet has many resources and videos showing you how to learn calligraphy, and a starter pen and inks are not that expensive.
The First Dance
What about that first dance? You may both think you have two left feet, but now it’s a good time to try and learn some fancy footwork. Again there are plenty of resources online to help you get started in whatever style of dance you would like. There are even some professional teachers offering lessons via the Internet who will help you put together something unique to the two of you.
Personalise Your Vows
Again, with more time on your hands you could sit down and come up with some personalised vows. A lot of people feel shy, and worried that they will say the wrong thing or people won’t appreciate the sentiment, but remember guys this is your big day and nobody else’s. Speak from the heart, and don’t worry about what anybody else may or may not think this is about the two of you and nothing else.
There are so many directions you can take the wedding favours in, and this is the perfect time to order bulk supplies and get making them. One great idea is some mini bottles of gin that you have made yourselves. There are lots of easy recipes online, they’re not complicated and they don’t break any homebrewing rules. They just leave you with really tasty flavoured gins that you can offer to your guests as a table gift. If sweets are more your thing, this is the perfect time to get some boxes or bags and start making them. You could always use your calligraphy skills to write on the labels.
Chat Things Through
Wedding suppliers don’t really enjoy being on lockdown either, and are more than happy to keep talking to their brides and grooms. You can schedule some Skype time and discuss any issues that you are looking for their help with. This means that once lockdown restrictions are lifted you can start the wheels in motion and get your wedding back up and running as soon as possible.