Recently engaged and not sure where to start with wedding planning? Spend some time planning the vibe and feel of your wedding events first! The vibe and feel will affect the bigger picture as well as the smaller details. It is great to start with planning how you want your wedding to feel and then translate that into all the elements of the wedding and also helps keep the couple on the same page.
You can do this by:
Once you both have a clear vision for your Wedding weekend, this will affect a lot of your decisions like:
As you can see, this is a pretty crucial step which you will keep referring to when you have to make big and small decisions. Don't skip it and don't forget to have fun with it!
Lockdown Brides! Have you considered how you will make sure your wedding is Covid safe? Here are some things to consider during the planning phase.
Check for some key features when choosing your venue for your lockdown wedding:
It is up to the couple at the end of the day, to decide how covid protocol will be followed at the wedding. The things to think about in advance is:
The way everything is setup is even more important now during Covid. As much as possible, your guests should still be able to social distance and maintain good hygiene.
Some Unique Ideas
Covid is also giving couples the chance to be quite unique. Would you try any of the following?
Remember that even if you have to make your wedding a little smaller for the safety of your loved ones, your special day will still be beautiful, memorable and meaningful. After all, the wedding is all about you, your loved one and your vows!
Although Indian Weddings do not traditionally have a Bridal Party like in the Western sense of the term, a lot of couples are incorporating them into their weddings, and we love it!
Here are some ideas of how to incorporate a Bridal Party into your Eastern Wedding:
Want to find other ways to incorporate your friends and family into the wedding? Teach your Bridal Party a cool entrance dance to walk into the reception venue to together! Or maybe a fun boys vs. girls dance for the Sangeet!
There are no rules, so have fun with doing whatever will make your special weekend even more special!
The most daunting part of wedding planning has got to be the budget! However it is also one of the most crucial parts, even if its not fun! When you first start planning, an overall budget should be determined before you get to the detailed planning. Be realistic in your projections and you won’t have issues down the line. Follow our tips below to get started on you wedding budget:
Discuss openly how much you can afford to contribute.
With constant Covid waves, it is useful to consider how the wedding planning can continue, the safest way possible. We know that it is even more stressful planning during a peak and heading out to get things done can be daunting. You may take a break from planning, but at some point, the planning must go on! Here are some ways to keep planning without hopefully, putting your health at risk.
If you are worried about venturing out during a Covid wave for venue viewing, consider this:
Food is such an important part of the wedding, so a tasting beforehand is just as important!
All other vendors such as the decor, make-up artist and hairstylist, photographer etc. are going to play big parts in your wedding day and it is important to consider them carefully before booking.
Once your decor vendor is booked, it is usually a good idea to meet with them to go through final details, choose table settings and backdrops as well as to show them the venue and the expectations.
Shopping during a Covid wave is risky and may rather be done online.
Since regulations are ever-changing during the pandemic, make sure you are well prepared for any situation.
Luckily, technology has come a long way! For invitations, you can look at different options such as:
Planning a wedding during Covid can be very stressful. Make sure you stay organised with a Sanskara Wedding Planner Diary! Make the journey more memorable by involving friends and family in the planning over video calls, arrange planning dates with your partner, and by taking some me time for yourself with your "Miss to Mrs Box"!
Need to keep your budget tight? Don't stress! You can still have your dream wedding with just a few tweaks. Here are our tips to cut down your spending on things that most people won't notice so that you can either save the extra money or spend it on other wedding details!
Implementing even just some of these ideas will definitely let you experience your Big Fat Indian Wedding without the Big Fat Bills!