Quarantined? 5 Wedding Planning Tasks to Do from Home

The spread of COVID-19 has impacted nearly every aspect of everyday life – including special celebrations like weddings. Couples with spring and early summer weddings have had to postpone their big days, venues everywhere have shuttered their doors for tours, and vendors have cancelled all in-person meetings.

Planning a wedding can be hectic even under the best circumstances; a global health pandemic adds even more stress and uncertainty. You may be wondering if it’s worth it or even possible to continue your wedding planning tasks at this time. But whether you're moving your big day or planning a 2021 celebration, there are plenty of ways to make progress on your wedding plans while you're at home.

[Read our message to couples who have postponed their 2020 wedding due to COVID-19]

1. Schedule 1:1 consultations by phone or video call with your vendors.

Many vendors, including Hurricane Productions, have switched to virtual consultations for couples planning an upcoming wedding. Prepare your questions and ideas, including any relevant visuals if you’re using video, then give them a call – you may be surprised at how many wedding planning tasks you can check off remotely.

If you're considering us for your big day, our general manager Chelsea is available to chat with you and answer any questions you may have. You can book directly on her calendar here.

2. Curate your wedding Pinterest boards.

Creating a wedding Pinterest board is a great way to digitally curate your wedding day inspiration. Not only does this help keep you and your fiancé on track, but it also gives your photographer and other vendors a visual representation of your dream wedding.

Consider adding pictures of poses you’d like to recreate, event photos from your venue, or anything else that highlights your wedding aesthetic and overall style.

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3. Choose your ceremony and reception music.

Whether you’re hiring live musicians or a DJ, your wedding soundtrack can create some memorable moments and enhance the overall ambiance of your event. You’ll need music for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception – including specific songs for any special ceremony or reception events, like your first dance.

If Hurricane Productions is providing entertainment and/or ceremony sound for your big day, you can easily select and share your music via your online planning portal.

4. Write your vows.

If you're writing your own vows, now is a great time to do it. You have a lot of downtime to reflect on your relationship (especially if you and your fiancé are quarantined together!), which may help you get inspired to draft your "I do's." Be sure to discuss the format and tone with your partner.

5. Start shopping online for wedding party gifts, decor, favors and more.

While brick and mortar stores have shut down, you can shop online to get a head start on wedding purchases. Even if you don't hit the "buy" button right now, you can start gathering some of your favorite links for inspiration and purchase closer to your big day.

We highly recommend checking out Etsy shops and local boutique websites to help support small businesses during this time. If you’re feeling crafty, order your supplies online and get to creating!

While the effects of social distancing and quarantining have changed the course of event planning, there are still plenty of wedding planning tasks you can do from the comfort of your own home. And when your big day finally arrives, you and your new spouse will have an amazing day, surrounded by the ones you love the most. 

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Hurricane Productions offers a full suite of all-inclusive wedding services to help you celebrate your big day. Visit our pricing page for package details, or request a quote to confirm our availability for your date.

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