If you’re planning a small wedding in your apartment, just like in any other venue, you will need to take some time to make preparations before the big day arrives.
Coronavirus may have put a lot of things in our lives on hold this year, but that doesn’t mean it has to stop you from tying the knot with the love of your life. It simply requires a bit of adjustment, compromise, as well as creativity.
This doesn’t mean though that you have to go into total panic mode and forget about the whole idea of a wedding at all – you can still plan a beautiful small wedding without having to stress yourself out to the max.
Decide On Your Guest List
The first thing that you need to do when you’re planning a small wedding is to make a list of all the guests who will be coming to the party, aside from choosing your bridesmaids and groomsmen. You will need to prepare these guest lists at least one month before the actual wedding date. That way you won’t have to go through a long list of names of people who you think will be able to attend the wedding, and you won’t have to spend precious hours calling up each and every one of them, especially with the limit imposed on the number of guests as well as the number of visitors your apartment can allow. If you are able to prepare this list well in advance, it will make the task of calling up a lot less stressful. It is likely, however, in this time of the pandemic, that your entourage themselves would be your guests.
You May Still Need A Wedding Planner
You will then need to get in touch with your local wedding planner, or at least people you can discuss the details of the wedding with. If you have chosen a professional wedding planner, you will likely be required to submit a detailed list of requirements for the wedding. The planner will then evaluate this list, and may even ask you to send over a few more requirements so that he or she will know where to focus his or her attention in terms of the planning process. The more details that you send in, the better prepared your planner will be to help you plan a small yet perfect wedding.
Preparing The Place
Once your wedding planner has finalised your requirements, you will then need to start researching on how best to prepare the venue that will be best suited for the wedding you want. Lucky if you have a backyard or even garden courtyards. If the venue for your wedding is a garden, you might want to also consider having the wedding ceremony under the stars, as this is much more romantic and more intimate than a traditional wedding ceremony under the sun. If you don’t have courtyards, your balcony can be that perfect place to exchange your wedding vows. If you don’t have a balcony, your living room is a good alternative. Whichever spot you have or whichever spot you choose, you may want to read up on blogs on how people threw small weddings of their own.
As far as the food and drink are concerned, both the bride and the groom will have to make the decision on their own. If the wedding is being held outdoors, the bride will need to ensure that her guests are dressed appropriately not just for the weather, but also with the essentials during this pandemic. This means that she’ll need to make sure that she provides them with proper footwear, umbrellas, sunscreen, hats, scarves, and even face masks. It’s a good idea to keep the guests together until the weather permits them to walk through the wedding ceremony.
The bride will also need to decide on a dress code. This is very important for a number of reasons. If the bride is wearing an outrageous outfit, her guests will not only feel uncomfortable at the wedding, but they will also be at risk of bumping into her groomsmen during the ceremony, especially with the likely amount of space available, which will ruin the entire party.