Wedding Planning During a Pandemic

A Local Planner Provides Resources for Couples and Partner Vendors

Contributed by Angelica Laws


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2021 was gearing up to be the year of weddings, but with the COVID pandemic lingering and the Delta variant on the rise, some couples have postponed or are considering postponing to 2022. As a wedding planner for DC, Maryland, and Virginia, I am all too familiar with the challenges my couples and partner vendors have had to face since March 2020 and continue to face in the wake of new variants.

I’ve been actively using my platform as a wedding planner and designer to help couples and vendors alike learn how to proceed with their weddings amidst a pandemic. Since there was no guide for our industry when disaster struck, I saw this as an opportunity to create a centralized resource for everyone who touches the wedding industry and made it accessible through Instagram and IGTV. These tools helped couples navigate these uncharted waters while simultaneously coaching vendors on how to handle their client postponements with ease.

With the potential for more restrictions on the horizon due to the increase of the Delta variant in the state, I’ve been preparing to share more tips and helpful guidelines on how couples can make their special day a reality, even if that means postponing their original plans to 2022, which is looking to be quite a busy year. Whether you’re a couple, venue, or vendor, make sure you keep an eye on my Instagram and feel free to reach out with any questions you might have.

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

How Compromising Can Save Your Wedding Plans

Contributed by Mona Freund of Siege Media
How to Compromise

We all know that planning a wedding can be one of the most overwhelming and stressful experiences of your relationship to date. If you and your partner have different ideas of what the big day should look like, even the most experienced wedding planner may struggle to please both of you.

When you can’t decide on the perfect location, the best wine, or are stuck between hiring a DJ or a band, you’ll have to compromise to move forward. A true compromise is an art form and will leave both parties with a solution they’re content with. Here is a step-by-step guide on finding a compromise with your partner:

Step 1: Make your case and listen

You’ve been dreaming of your wedding day ever since you were a little child? Tell your partner why this day is so important to you and how you’re picturing it. Then listen to their point of view and be sure not to interrupt each other. This conversation will be the foundation of your compromise so take your time and be respectful of each other’s opinions and ideas.

See all the steps to compromising & get your downloadable worksheets here

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