In today’s technology driven world, many couples resort to planning their wedding virtually. This may be due to busy work schedules, or having an out of state wedding, or for a number of other reasons. Whatever the reason may be, due to video chats, virtual tours, and more it’s easier than ever to plan a wedding virtually.
Here are some of our best tips for planning your wedding virtually.
Before you begin planning (in person or virtually) it’s important that you and your partner discuss your preferences when it comes to your wedding. This will help you both get on the same page and will make the wedding planning process much easier. Decide on the season you want to get married, your budget, wedding location, color preferences, and anything else that is important to either one of you.
It’s also a good idea to create a shared calendar to help keep track of important dates, appointments with vendors, and include payment reminders, or other important notes.
Pinterest is a great tool for doing this. Not only does it have a ton of ideas and inspiration available to you, but it also a great way to stay organized and share ideas. An inspiration board will also help you narrow down your ideas and prevent planning from getting too overwhelming.
Once you have a list of what’s important to both of you, you can begin researching vendors. This includes ceremony and reception locations, officiants, photographers, videographers, florists, limos, wedding planners, and anything else you might need.
For ceremony and reception locations take virtual tours of the space online if they’re available, or if they don’t have one on their website, contact the hall to see if the have the ability to take you on a video tour. You should also do some research into reviews from past brides on Google, their social media accounts or wedding review sites.
For the rest of your vendors it’s also recommended to check out online reviews, as well as seeing examples of their work on social media. This will help you narrow down your search and once you have found a few you like, you can see if they are available to speak with you over the phone or even a video consultation. At The Bleu Studio, we offer virtual consultations to potential clients which can be scheduled here.
If for some reason you’re unable to shop for your wedding gown in person there are a lot options available for shopping online. Or, if you prefer you can narrow down your options online and then fine local stores that have your preferred dress or style in stock and try them on when you have more time.
Shopping for menswear online is a bit easier, especially if the groom already knows his sizing. There are lots of options for shopping for a suit from retail stores to menswear shops that specialize in wedding attire.
Thanks to a wide variety of online jewelers it’s easier than ever to shop for your wedding rings online. Browse rings online to find the style you like, or refer back to your inspiration board for ideas and online jewelers to shop with. Some online stores even offer the ability to try on rings virtually so you can see what it looks like on your hand.
Even though it’s fun to create your wedding registry in person, it’s actually easier and less overwhelming to do so online. Plus, it allows you to create a registry at a store that may not be local to you, while browsing for items in the comfort of your home. You can also add items from speciality shops that are online only.
Nearly everything you need for your wedding can be found online. From wedding invitations, to save-the-dates, to favors to wedding decor. Browse through wedding websites that provide ideas for online vendors that offer invitations, favors, or decor and order them with even greater convenience. If you prefer to support local small businesses you can still do so online! Just inquire about scheduling online consultations, or asking if they can email you photos of items you might want to use for your wedding.