These are definitely some interesting times we are living in right now, but the last thing we want is for all of this to take the joy out of planning your wedding. So while you are stuck at home, grab a glass of wine, or beverage of your choice, and focus on these 5 things (fun and serious) that you can be doing for your wedding while you have the time on your hands.
1. Review Your Check List
If you have a check list for your wedding - review it! It always feels great to check things off a list, even if you did them months ago. Our partial planning and full service clients get access to an online planning tool called Aisle Planner. This is the time to jump in and review what you have done and what is next. Are there items you can check off the list now that may not be "due" until a month before your wedding? Take time to get ahead where you can! Don't have a check list? Start one! There are many free options - check out The Knot and Weddingwire if you are in need of a place to start.
2. Clean Up Your Pinterest Boards!
Take some time to clean up your wedding related Pinterest boards so that your boards truly reflect what your wedding theme and vibe will be. When you started your boards, you may not have known what you really wanted and now that you have narrowed everything down, it is a good idea to get in there and delete things that you do not like anymore. Also, you may have been saving images on Instagram and we recommend trying to keep all of your ideas in one place to make it easier to share with your planner, your florist, your mom, etc. Check out an old, but favorite, post of ours - Wedding Pintervention - for some more inspiration on how to manage your boards! And of course, be sure you are following us on Pinterest!
3. Work on Your Wedding Weekend Timeline
If you have yet to dive deep in to your timeline of your wedding weekend, we recommend now as a good time! Start with when you arrive to the Cape and work through the whole weekend. Are the guys golfing? Are the girls getting their nails done or having a luncheon? When is your ceremony rehearsal and rehearsal dinner? And the day of be sure to outline all of the details from hair and makeup and transportation to vendor arrival and the cake cut. Want to take it even further since you have so much time on your hands? Make a modified version for your wedding party with fun icons that they can use throughout the weekend!
4. Host a Virtual "Signature Drink" Party
Chances are, you are working from home and on multiple video conference calls a day - so why not put a fun appointment on your calendar with your wedding party and friends?! Ask everyone to come up with a signature drink idea that makes them think of you and your fiancé. They can present it during the call and give you their tasting notes. And hey, even if you can't taste it, it is a perfect excuse for a virtual party! Already have your signature drinks selected? Throw a virtual cocktail party with your wedding party anyway!
5. Have A Dance Party!
Now is a great time to work on your playlist and have a dance party! Talk with your fiancé about your song choices for your reception and then create your "must play list" on Spotify or Pandora. Play the tunes and dance away! It is a great way to figure out of all of your "must play songs" are danceable or if they should be moved to cocktail hour music. You can also use this extra time to finalize your first dance and parent dances song choices as well as any entrance music for you and your wedding party.
About the blogger: Jamie Bohlin is the owner of Cape Cod Celebrations, creating unique weddings and events on Cape Cod since 2007.
Find out more about planning your Cape Cod Wedding! If you need assistance postponing your wedding, contact Cape Cod Celebrations.