Getting married during a pandemic is different but not necessarily challenging. As long as you view this new situation from a different angle and tailor your wedding planning for some special requirements, a pandemic wedding could be an enjoyable yet a special one for you and your husband. To ensure a smooth journey towards your wedding date, there are however a few areas to which you need to pay special attentions.
First of all, your expectation of a dream wedding may have to be modified slightly. This involves a shift of mindset to include a higher degree of flexibility and to embrace a bit of uncertainty. In order to satisfy social distancing and virus prevention requirements, special procedures may have to be followed by all participants and certain typical wedding activities may have to be omitted. Furthermore, the government at any time may change its policies towards wedding events. It is then up to you in how to incorporate the above into your wedding in a fun way.
Secondly, wedding preparation must be executed even more efficiently, timely and earlier. When wedding restrictions were announced in March and April this year, many weddings were cancelled overnight. As these restrictions are slowly eased, many couples quickly relaunch their wedding and proceed to getting married. Wedding preparation which usually takes at least 12 months is now cramped into weeks. While many arrangements can be negotiated with suppliers, there are many factors that are out of anyone’s control. One big factor is your wedding dress. Many wedding dress deliveries are inevitably delayed due to closed overseas production and decreased local production capacity during the pandemic. In addition, all postal services and couriers are operating at limited capacity and your wedding dress will arrive slower than initially expected. And of course, this will leave you little room for error in sizing and fitting. Alteration of your wedding dress takes time. You may have to end up wearing an unaltered or unfit dress at your wedding if time is not enough for alterations to be completed. Even worse, if your wedding dress is then unfortunately damaged by some unqualified tailors, we will not be able to fix it for you because fixing others’ mistakes take longer than altering an undamaged dress.
Last but not least, please remind yourself and others to regularly sanitise the hands; keep social distancing; don’t show up if flu symptoms present; and wear a face mask if it’s not too inconvenient to do so.