Not sure how to utilize your quarantine days to plan your wedding which is about to come? Wedding planning in lockdown can be hard. With vendor meetings cancelled, food tastings postponed and the wedding itself getting affected, it could be tough to get things done for the wedding in lockdown. Don’t worry we have got all covered for you. We have put together a fun lockdown activities everyday guide to help plan your wedding and get done with all the things that don’t need you to step out for your wedding planning in lockdown.
Here is the 15-Days guide to plan your wedding in this quarantine :
Day 1 – Start Something You’d Continue for Days
They say 21 days is a good time to build a habit. But utilizing quarantine days is not a bad amount of time either. So let your to-do for today ponder over what habit you want to inculcate that is related to your wedding planning in lockdown. We have some ideas listed here.
- Exercise regime for a fitter bridal body
- Home remedy plan for cleaner skin
- A healthier mind – Meditate
Day 2 – Prepare the Guest List
Now or later, the wedding is definitely happening either big or small. And where there is a wedding there are guests. So, use this time to plan your wedding and get started on the most difficult part, which is making the guest list.
Day 3 – Work on Your Wedding Budget
You’ve got plenty of time to make various calculations and come up with a tentative budget. Take into account the smallest of smallest and biggest expenses. Wedding decor, food, photography, stationery, jewellery, outfits, gifts and so much more should get added to that budget. Once you’re done, look at the number and see if that’s what you were looking to spend.
Pro-tip: If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it’s that life can change overnight and it’s good to have financial stability in the coming times. So, you may want to reduce the wedding budget and add some to your savings.
Day 4 – Decide a Wedding Theme
This is the time to hit the internet or you can take a look at our Wedding Theme Blog on Bookeventz page and create a wedding board with wedding themes you like. There is going to be a lot out there. So ask yourself the below questions before taking a call.
- Does this match my personal style?
- Does this match our style as a couple?
- Will I be able to afford such a wedding theme?
- Is this a theme that’s unique?
If you answered yes to these questions, then you’re on the right track to plan your wedding.
Day 5 – Pick that Wedding E-Invite
Digitalization is the new trend in weddings. E-invites have taken the form of actual invitations. So with E-invites taking the centre stage, it’s important you choose a wedding invite that matches your style. For a wedding in lockdown this can be your ultimate saviour to keep your guests posted. Here are some things to keep in mind while picking wedding invites.
- Stick to the wedding theme
- Add a monogram or picture to personalize it
- Ensure the card has enough space to accommodate all the text.
- If you have a lot of functions, create a multi-function card
Day 6 – Time for Some Pre-Wedding Shoot Fun
There are so many pre-wedding shoot ideas and locations to explore. But with this quarantine, you can’t step out for your shoot. You can definitely have a plan in mind. Make a list of possible locations, reference shots, music and your wardrobe! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to plan for your partner too, because you’re in this together. For references and details you can check out our blog section.
Day 7 – Finalise Your Wedding Monogram
You might not realize the importance of a wedding monogram until you have one. It’s one of the most essential things to personalize a wedding. All you need to do is decide on a template you like, the colours you need and you are sorted. Generally, this colour should be matching your wedding theme. If you still haven’t understood the importance of a wedding monogram, here’s where all it goes
- Wedding return gift
- Wedding decor
- Guest Key card
- In-room event letter
- Table cards
Day 8 – Get the Sangeet Plan Ready
Are you spending the quarantine time catching up with family and friends? Well, now you have a reason too. Most couples don’t have time to elaborately plan the wedding sangeet. Who is dancing? What song are they choosing? Couple dance songs? There’s so much to a wedding sangeet that you could be missing out on planning. Again, don’t forget to involve your fiancé in the planning.
Pro tip: There are hundreds of dance tutorials online. Start early practice so you’re a pro by the time you have to perform.
Day 9 – It’s Time for Some Pampering
Because of the quarantine, you’re going to need to take care of your own skin. Forget parlour manicures, pedicures and facials. With a lot of help out there on the Internet, it’s not so tough to bring in some home remedies to your beauty regime. Take this day to pamper yourself and create a DIY beauty regime for yourself.
Day 10 – Make a Wishlist of All the Gifts You Want
Do you want to be stuck with 10 mixers and 20 lamps at your wedding? No one does. So get on the website and create a wishlist of all the things you need. Guests are going to ask you what you need. Just do yourself a favour and don’t say ‘anything is okay’. Send them the wedding gift registry instead. Use this time to imagine the kind of life you will be living and all the stuff you will need for that.
- Home decor
- Holiday packages
- Kitchen appliances
- Board games
- Gift cards
Well, the list is never-ending.
Day 11 – The Moving Checklist
The moving checklist is one that has a list of all the things you will need when you move out post the wedding. Think of the smallest and the biggest things. This is an important list to plan your wedding and can be worked on when you are not stressed about a lot of things. With all the wedding work on hold, save this day to work on your moving checklist.
Day 12 – The Pre-Wedding Bucket List
Now here’s a checklist that is more fun. They say marriage can change a lot of things drastically. So before you take the leap of faith, it’s nice to have a list of things you’d like to do. It could be the smallest of things like sleeping under the stars to the biggest of things like a solo trip.
Day 13 – Don’t forget the fiance
In all the wedding planning in lockdown madness, don’t forget to spend some quality time with your partner. Even though it means getting on a call that lasts hours or doing a cute little virtual date (For Virtual date ideas check out our blog section). You could also challenge each other to do a few of those Instagram challenges together. Whatever it is, make sure you spend time and get to know each other. This is the best time to invest in understanding each other’s interests, likes and dislikes.
Day 14 – What are You Doing After the Lockdown?
We’re closer to the lockdown and you know you’ll have a ton of things to do. Be prepared for the stress and have post lockdown activities to-do ready. Don’t forget to include the following in your list
- Meeting vendors
- Booking venue
- Food tasting
- Decor finalization
- Choosing outfits
Day 15 – Time to Relax
If you have followed our 15-day challenge for the wedding planning in lockdown, you’ve got a lot of work already done and you don’t need to feel guilty about wasting time. It’s time to relax and wait for the lockdown to open, then your plan will come to action.
Still stressed about your wedding planning in lockdown? Have questions about how to plan your wedding? Write to us in the comment section.