The coronavirus pandemic has dashed the dreams of many couples who had planned of getting married at this time. With airports being shut, restrictions on travelling and the fear of the fatal virus, the wedding industry has suffered a major setback. It’s heart-breaking to call off a wedding that was scheduled for these months. However, instead of feeling disheartened, you can plan your wedding during a lockdown until things become normal. We list below five ways you can plan for your dream wedding during the lockdown.
Get in touch with people in the wedding industry – Now that you have ample time in your hands contact people in the wedding industry to help you guide in various matters. With their profound knowledge and experience, an Indian wedding planner will help you to get access to the best hotels and resorts in the wedding locale that you have selected. They will help you recommend the best wedding destinations at an affordable price. They will also help you set a realistic budget based on your expenses and requirements.
Find out venues – Choosing a wedding venue depends solely on your choice. If you love the mountains, you can choose Shimla. If you are a beach lover, Goa can be the best choice. If you love ancient and historical places, Rajasthan would be an ideal choice. If hills and forests are your fantasy, you might choose Mussorie or Jim Corbett National Park as your wedding locale. A good venue is as important as other aspects of wedding planning. Check venues, compare rates, check the offered and available amenities, etc. before choosing one.
Discuss the rates of hotels – Contact a wedding planner to get the best hotels in your budget. Find out the rates. Get quotations from them. Even in a state of lockdown, you can get an estimate of the hotel rents and other expenses by getting in touch with hotel managers.
Make individual files – As we know, all Indian weddings are elaborate and contain many different functions. A day is kept aside for each wedding function. The last is the wedding reception. You can make separate files on MS word for each function like the décor, outfits, guest list, food items, etc. This will make each day of your wedding easy, systematic and well organised. You can also set a budget for each of these functions.
Prepare yourself physically, emotionally and mentally – As a soon to be bride or groom, you must prepare yourself in advance. Get in shape physically, tone your body, and join a yoga centre or gym to shed off those extra pounds. Destress yourself. Keep yourself abreast with the latest updates in the wedding industry during the pandemic.
The above ways will help you make your dream wedding an easy possibility when the pandemic ends. People will remember your big day all their lives. Moreover, you will not regret having to spend time with your family in lockdown as this will perhaps be a blessing in disguise for you.