Sunday, September 24, 2023

Wedding Planning While You Stay at Home

You are not alone if you’re currently facing a bump in the road of wedding planning. It is an exhaustive undertaking. Not to mention how anxiety-inducing it can be to plan a wedding amidst a global pandemic. If you find yourself stuck in limbo once again, perhaps we can give you a little nudge here and there to keep you going. But before that, we’d say, get the rest you need!

We too had taken our rest – trust us when we say we are equally disheartened with the circumstances. So pardon us for putting this “Little Women” reference in here. Catching the Netflix movie recently reminded us of what Louisa May Alcott had so wisely put – “that while we wait we may all work, so these hard days need not be wasted.” So here we are, with several things you could do while you stay home (and Netflix) and plan your wedding!

Read Up

Official Guidelines

Nothing can be known with certainty, but after going through 2020, one thing we know for sure is how regulations can change overnight. Keep yourself updated with the latest news to prepare yourself. Some of our favourite resources are:

  1. gobusiness Singapore’s List of FAQs on Marriage solemnisation and reception
  2. MOH’s official webpage for Pre-Event Testing (PET)
Stories From Couples Who’ve Been There Done That

Many couples had shared with us how much they’ve relied on married friends for advice and guidance. After all, nothing beats learning from experience. We’ve covered quite a number of stories from couples who successfully tied the knot in Phase 2 and Phase 3. You can find them all categorised under “Real Weddings” here on The Wed Mag. If you’re undecided about what to do with your plans, we’re sure they will be able to give you some insights. Even if you just want to find out how they had navigated their feelings and whether or not they regretted holding their wedding during this pandemic, these stories will give you the answers!

Planning Resource

For perspectives from industry people about how trends have changed since the onset of the pandemic and what they’re currently doing to cope with the circumstances, give articles categorised under “TWM Community” a read. We hope these will assure you that everyone in the field is still as committed to ensuring you have the best day of your life!

Get Inspired

Pinterest or Instagram

If your work schedule has never given you enough time to expand on your wedding ideas or concept, now is the time! Get inspiration from Pinterest or even Instagram. By the time the restrictions lift, you should have a better idea of what is it you want at your wedding and you can save a ton of time when making decisions! Check out our Pinterest account for inspirations too!

Styled Shoot Inspirations
The Wed Mag Styled Shoot, taken by Antelope Studios

If you don’t feel like browsing tons of pictures, you can check out the Styled Shoots we’ve featured here on The Wed Mag. These should give you a more comprehensive idea about how you can conceptualise your wedding in a more comprehensive manner. These articles can be found categorised under “Styled Shoots“. Some of these shoots were produced by The Wed Mag with an aim to inspire and urge you to experiment with ideas beyond the norm. This Van Gogh-inspired one we did recently call for you to rethink celebrations, which is something you could probably ponder on especially during a time like this.

Sort Out Your Plans

Vendor Sourcing

If you are just at the beginning stage of wedding planning, you now have the time to source for your vendors. Even when plans are on hold for now, you can take the time to shortlist the professionals you would like to be part of your wedding. We have built our Directory just for that – to help you assemble your wedding dream team. Depending on your requirements, the Directory will help you get to your desired vendor quicker and more effectively. Here’s a simple guide to help you get started. (We’re constantly improving it so if you have any feedback, please send them our way!)

Guest List Planning

The biggest challenge most couples face is on managing their guest list. To avoid scrambling at it last minute, we have shared some articles on Guest Management as listed below. Use them to guide your decision making so that when restrictions lift, you can get to implementing them:

For other planning resource and guidance, you can refer to articles categorised under “Planning & Advice“.

As always, you’re not alone facing this daunting challenge and we’re here to answer any questions you might have. We’re just a few clicks away!

Feature image – Photo courtesy of The Alternative Wedding

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