Wedding prep activities you can do under lockdown
One month of staying at home is enough to make anyone feel restless. And if your wedding is coming up in late 2020 (or 2021), you might be thinking that this month will be a huge loss of valuable planning time.
But hey, staying in doesn’t mean that you can’t continue with the planning. In fact, all this free time might actually be beneficial! Here are some suggestions on what you can do in the coming weeks.
Plan and research
Let’s not bury our heads in despair. The pandemic restrictions won’t last forever! Even if you’ve had to postpone your wedding, let’s just be positive and look forward to happy times when things go back to normal.
Now is the perfect time to do more research on your wedding vendors, secure good deals, and get a head start on your planning. We’ve got a treasure trove of resources to help you with that:
- Our ultimate wedding checklist to help you prioritise your planning
- Take advantage of great deals with our new Knotz Bundles. You get the cost savings of a package deal, with the flexibility of a la carte.
- Guides and articles on everything wedding-related: saving and budgeting, wedding day itinerary templates, and DIY tips!
There’s really a whole list of things you can do from home, regardless of which stage of wedding planning you’re at. If you haven’t found a venue yet, you can take the opportunity to order food delivery from restaurants that you’ve shortlisted. Or browse wedding ring designs online and come up with your own customised set of bands!
Speaking of DIY – now that you have lots of time on your hands, it’s a fantastic opportunity to get creative! You could experiment with flower arrangements, and by the time your wedding day rolls around, you might just decide to make your own bridal bouquet!
Or, you and your partner could embark on a project to create handmade wedding favours for your guests. Non-perishable options include things like scented candles, or if you want to do something like a mini pack of cookies, you could start doing test batches now to perfect the recipe. The possibilities are endless, and there’s a wealth of video guides and resources to inspire you.
Rehearse a performance
Are you one of those couples that always goes to karaoke together (or singing in the car)? You might want to show off those vocal chops with a special duet or musical performance for your wedding guests! Now’s the time to select a meaningful song and start practising!
For the grooms out there – this is also a fantastic opportunity to learn an instrument. Or if you’re one of those talented guys who already knows how to play, then you could spend the next month perfecting a romantic song to surprise your bride-to-be!
Plan your banquet activities
Being stuck at home means you have access to all your old photo albums, right? And all your digital libraries of photos that need sorting out. Instead of scrambling to put together your childhood montage 2 days before your wedding, start doing it now!
You and your partner can also start writing your thank-you and other speeches. If you’re planning table games or other fun activities that your guests can participate in, now’s the time to start planning!
Write your own vows
Why use the same template vows as everyone else? Put your own unique spin on it with heartfelt words. It’s the perfect time to write your vows, especially if social distancing means that you can’t be together right now. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?
Here are some tips to help you get started:
- Dig deep and reflect on why your other half means so much to you. There are lots of wedding vow templates out there which are really cookie cutter. Forget all that – think about what attracted you to your partner in the first place, your shared experiences/memories, and what made you convinced that S/HE IS THE ONE.
- Make it personal. Instead of saying s/he makes you a better person (everyone says that), share how you have changed for the better. Instead of promising to travel the world together, you could vow that you will travel to the place that s/he is longing to visit and why. Stuff like that. You get the idea.
- Get the people who know you best to be part of the process. Your brother/sister/best man/maid of honour, etc. You can bounce ideas off them, get inspiration, and it’ll be good for a common third party to review both you and your partners’ vows. And hey, it’ll give them something to occupy their time too!
Do a photoshoot at home
Our last suggestion is for those couples lucky enough to be living together during this period. Want to have a great set of pre-wedding photos without spending any money? All you need is a bit of creativity, and some guidance from the professionals. Heart to Heart stories have created a series of videos to help you get started, including tips from wedding photographers on how to look and feel natural on camera, how to incorporate light & shadow effects, and more! Head over to their IG page for more info.
Got any more ideas to share with us and other couples? Leave a comment or email us at email@example.com!