So many wedding timelines on the internet; which one is the best? Trust your own! Especially with Covid around? Whether you are planning on working with a wedding planner or doing your wedding planning yourself, there is still the challenge of navigating changes brought on by Covid.
Your wedding reception timeline and even your ceremony start time will change depending on your venue’s availability as well as government restrictions during Covid. From your rehearsal dinner to your wedding day, your timeline and wedding planning approach might change as the Covid situation changes as well. This might include changing up your wedding guest list, as well as your wedding ideas. We’re here to share with you some ideas on how to adjust your wedding planning to abide by the ever-changing Covid situation.
Now let’s get on to today’s question!
“It seems like every site I look at has a different timeline for when to book everything/start getting things done for the wedding.
Any tips on which ones to trust and which not to, especially with covid making things a little crazy?”
We say, trust your own timeline! Especially with Covid around (or even when Covid is over!), there is not a 100% right way to go out there. There are many guides, but your timeline and your priorities are what you should stick to!
Start asking around for quotes as soon as possible, maybe even as soon as you get engaged. This way, you can also know what you can expect in terms of booking and pricing for your top vendors. They do get booked pretty fast, and there is no harm in booking them as soon as possible if you have already set your eyes on them for a while now.
Understanding your priorities and timeline will help you set a deadline for the vendor booking and planning. This will help with managing your expectations and “to-do” lists.
Working around your budget and other considerations will, of course, come into play. This is why we say your timeline will make the most sense to you. Use everything you see on the internet as a “rough” guide (including this one! lol!) and follow what makes the most sense to you and what you are most comfortable with.
Tips to consider:
- Booking/securing your top vendors (especially if they are popular) quickly after getting engaged is always a good idea.
- For other vendors that are not your priority necessarily, still start asking around for quotes and booking deadlines so you can plan and set your timeline better.
- Know which parts of your wedding you are “ok” with. Meaning things that you are not too “detailed” about. Things like maybe napkin colors – things that you can choose with no “urgency” (unless of course, you are looking into something “very” particular, then get on that asap too!)
- Ask about the vendors’ policy or terms with regard to rescheduling and/or cancellations – especially during Covid.
There you are! Our insight into your question: So many wedding timelines on the internet, which one is the best? Especially with Covid around?
We are delighted to be able to share our insights! All the best! Happy Planning! xo
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