January 25, 2021
We are right in the middle of engagement season, which means many lucky people are getting to say “Yes!” to spending the rest of their life with the one they love. If you’re reading this post, it is likely because you are one of those people. Congratulations! Planning your 2021 wedding after the pandemic is exciting. But you may not know where exactly to start. That’s ok! We have put together five helpful wedding planning tips for you.
Your wedding venue is one of the central elements of your wedding. After you’ve gone on in-person or virtual wedding tours and narrowed down your options to two that you love, it’s time to ask the hard questions. Don’t be shy! It is paramount to ask and understand a venue’s policies. We recommend asking a few key questions, such as:
Knowing a venue’s policies may help you decide whether or not you want to sign a contract to have your wedding at their facilities. When planning your 2021 wedding after the pandemic, it is still important to cover all your bases should unexpected changes or challenges arise. Finding the perfect venue doesn’t mean just the perfect place, but also the place that is willing to work with you to ensure your wedding day is as special as can be.
There’s no time like the present to ask both your wedding vendors and your hotel what their postponement policies are. Be sure to ask as many questions as you need to fully understand what their cancellation and postponement policies are. Similar to the questions to ask your wedding venue, we recommend asking your vendors these questions:
If your desired wedding vendor or hotel does not have policies you are comfortable with, or if they are unavailable on your new wedding date, what is your Plan B? It is important to consider this when planning your 2021 wedding after the pandemic.
Who needs wedding insurance, really? While wedding insurance may not be a trendy wedding planning topic, in 2020, thousands of couples wished they would have taken the time to get some.
At Rogan & Co. Events, we have always stressed the importance of wedding insurance to our clients. Wedding insurance can serve you in so many ways if the need arises. The most significant part of wedding insurance is it can cover cancellations and deposits.
To get wedding insurance, we recommend reaching out to your personal insurance company first. If they do not offer wedding insurance, there are several sources to choose from. Do the research to find the right wedding insurance provider for you. You know, in case you have to reschedule or cancel your wedding due to a worldwide pandemic.
A wedding website is not just a place to put cute pictures of you and your fiancé and share your “how we met” story (although we definitely recommend that you do that, too!). It is also an easy way to keep all of your wedding guests in the loop.
A wedding website is your wedding guests’ one-stop-shop for your wedding details. Rather than having to reach out and communicate with guests individually, you can easily share wedding updates and changes, wedding details including your venue location and nearby accommodations, and your wedding registry details all at once.
The best way to inform your guests of your wedding website is to include the URL link on your Save-The-Date invitations and again on your formal invitations. Let your guests know that your wedding website is the best way to stay up to date on all wedding-related information.
Working with a trusted and experienced wedding expert when planning your 2021 wedding after the pandemic is an absolute must. Your wedding planner is a valuable resource and is by your side when the tough questions arise or a Plan B is needed. At Rogan & Co. Events, we know how to find quick solutions to keep your stress and worry at bay. Your wedding is the most important and special day of your life, and we are dedicated to keeping it that way, even when a Plan B is needed.
There is no doubt 2020 was a challenging year, a learning year, and a memorable year. At Rogan & Co. Events, we worked with a lot of amazing couples this past year, and we are looking forward to continuing this trend in 2021. We are excited for what the new year holds and welcome the opportunity to work with you to plan the wedding of your dreams after the pandemic.
We are here to answer any questions you may have about working with a wedding planner and to start celebrating you today!