In 500 days, and if all is well with the universe, I will be marrying the love of my life.
500 days left to plan our wedding. Plenty of time right? Sure! However, given the circumstances we are currently facing, it’s proving to be a little challenging. There are some things I want to do, but I can’t do them.
At the moment, we are very limited in what we can do. Many businesses have closed their doors and won’t reopen until maybe May, maybe June, an the wedding industry has definitely been impacted due to the number of people that can be present at a wedding.
Only 5 people are permitted: the couple to be married, a celebrant and the two witnesses. Super small right?
We’re lucky to have picked 2021 as the year we get married, it means more time to prepare and make sure we have everything we envisioned. Had we picked 2020, we could be in trouble. Not to say that it would be a complete inconvenience, but we wouldn’t get to celebrate the way we would like to. We would most likely still get married on the day we booked, and just pushed everything else to the following year and instead celebrate on the 1st anniversary.
I know a few couples who are marrying this year, and COVID-19 has definitely made it difficult for them. Most of them have planned their weddings later in the year but with the current situation there is a lot of uncertainty as to when things will be “normal”.
For me, I’m still planning for next year. I can’t really put everything on hold; a lot of 2020 couples are postponing until next year which means that I could lose potential vendors to them. So I need to stay on track and continue on. Some things are limited, but they won’t be halted for too long (I hope!)
Once our restrictions are relaxed or lifted, then I’ll be able to view things, meet vendors and even try on dresses which is one thing I’m dying to do! So for now I’m continuing with researching items I need/want and gathering information, vendor quotes and decor inspiration.
I’m off to Pinterest, Instagram, the bazillion Facebook wedding groups I’m a part of, and all that jazz!
(Sorry this post is brief, I just wanted to post about the 500 day countdown!)
It’s been 100 days since I said yes to the love of my life. That’s 100 days of NOT planning a wedding! I’ve been up to my eyeballs with work and have only really just had some time to look at venues and date possibilities. I considered hiring a planner (and would still hire one) but for the time being I’m going to organise as much as I can.
The real question, is will I blog my wedding planning adventure? Let’s say yes for now… I will update as often as possible. I don’t know who reads this but whatever, it’s a good outlet for me because no doubt planning a wedding is going to be very frustrating.
So far, I have a list of venues to enquire about and then organise visits for. G and I have decided to look at venues down south in Jervis Bay – a place which I have grown very fond of since he took me there for my birthday the first year we started dating. We’re hoping to head back down there at the end of the year for Christmas and New Years and squeeze in visits with potential venues. I guess you could class our wedding as a destination wedding. That means we’ll need to look at a venue that also includes accommodation – for some, if not all our guests.
I have a Pinterest board for all things wedding related, because as someone said today – are you even a bride if you don’t have a wedding Pinterest board? Of course everything is organised into subcategories because I’m a little OCD like that. So while I haven’t been planning too much, I have been pinning things that I like or feel inspired by.
As I research venues and vendors and pin a million things to my Pinterest board, I’m also preparing for my birthday (yay!) though I don’t have too much planned. A dinner with G, a high tea date with N and of course Diner en Blanc because my birthday wouldn’t be complete if I don’t go. Hahaha!
It’s been a slow start to the planning stage and even though we may not get married until 2021, I want to be prepared. Those that know me, know that I like to be as organised as much as possible. Time will definitely fly and before I know it, it’ll be time for a wedding!
So for now, I leave on an end note. If you have any tips, tricks, advise or suggestions on how to plan, what to look out for and also how to stay calm, please feel free to leave a comment!