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Virtual Wedding Planning During COVID-19: 4 Ways Your Wedding Planner Can Help

By Lydia Mattern

Did you get engaged recently? Maybe you started to plan your dream wedding but the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have slowed your progress and gotten you a bit off schedule.

You’re in luck!

We understand this time can be overwhelming and hard to navigate, which is why we are here to help. At Epic Thyme--a boutique wedding planning company in Northern California--we have been working with our couples to help them stay excited, encouraged, and on-track when it comes to planning their wedding virtually. And we want to do the same for you.

While many couples have had to postpone their wedding due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many more are still on track to have beautiful 2020 and 2021 weddings--and you can be, too!

Here are four ways a wedding planner can help you plan your wedding in the midst of social-distancing, working from home, and ever-changing health and safety regulations.

1. A Wedding Planner Can Arrange Virtual Wedding Venue Tours

If you are at the beginning stages of planning your wedding, you may still be considering where you want the special day to take place. While you may not be able to view venues in-person yet due to social distancing guidelines, you can “shop around” online.

If you find a venue that looks perfect in pictures, your wedding planner can help arrange a virtual wedding venue tour using video conferencing apps. This will give you an even better idea of whether or not the venue is right for you. Plus, you will be able to learn more about their availability and pricing. If you like what you see, you can secure the venue virtually to ensure it is available on your wedding date.

If you find multiple venues you like but are not ready to settle on one, you can utilize virtual tours to create a list of potential venues to view once in-person tours start up again.

If you are looking for the perfect Lake Tahoe wedding venue in the Sierra Foothills region, contact Epic Thyme for recommendations and schedule a virtual tour today!

2. A Wedding Planner Can Setup Virtual Consultations with Vendors

Similar to virtual wedding venue tours, your wedding planner can help you connect with wedding vendors over the phone or video chat. If you have a wedding date set, you need to solidify your caterer, band, photographer, florist, videographer, hair and makeup artist and more as soon as possible.

There are many different vendors to correspond with, which is why leaning on your wedding planner to schedule these consultations is a huge help. They can plan the calls and ensure you get in touch with everyone you need to contact.

3. A Wedding Planner Can Keep You Organized and On-Schedule

Virtual wedding planning can be overwhelming, which is why finding a wedding planning company that specializes in organizational planning is ideal.

Epic Thyme keeps the wedding planning process stress-free, simple, and fun with their customizable online organizational tool. Completely virtual and easy-to-use, this mobile platform helps couples stay on-track, motivated, and organized with to-do’s and checklists specifically designed to fit individual needs and budgets.

Virtual wedding planning can be enjoyable when you hire a wedding planner who has the tools and resources needed to keep your wedding plans organized and ahead of schedule.

4. A Wedding Planner Can Design Online

Do you need help bringing your Pinterest “Dream Wedding” board to life? A wedding planner can help with that too!

By hiring a wedding planner with a keen eye for design and styling, you can utilize their expertise to help plan the look and feel of your wedding using online wedding design inspiration.

Epic Thyme’s wedding planning services can include staging and decorating, and their expert designers can help you conceptualize the vision for your dream wedding and coordinate with vendors to help it come to life--while staying in your price range. This includes your wedding diagram, seating arrangement, and decor board via PowerPoint presentations, screen sharing, and online meetings with your wedding planner.

Thanks to vast virtual tools, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, your wedding can start coming together with the help of a wedding planner and a little online inspiration.

More Virtual Wedding Planning Ideas

A wedding planner can help you coordinate virtual tours, correspond with vendors, and start designing your dream wedding in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This will relieve you of stress and free up some time so you can do other fun wedding planning activities like dress and suit shopping and registry planning.

You can pinpoint the colors, style, and attire you want to wear on your special day with online shopping. You can also read reviews on various stores and determine a price range that works best for you. Then, once stores open up again, you will have a solid idea of what you’re looking for, making wedding dress and suit shopping even more efficient and enjoyable.

And while wedding registration can be done in-store, you can also build your list online. This can be just as fun, especially if you make a date out of it. You and your fiancé can scratch this off your wedding to-do list while cuddling on your couch with a glass of wine in hand.

Epic Thyme Can Help Plan Your Wedding Now

The COVID-19 pandemic may have changed the way we plan weddings for the time being, but it does not have to stop you from planning your dream wedding now.

Virtual wedding planning is the new norm for the next few months, and Epic Thyme is here to help with online organizational tools, experienced designers, and virtual wedding planning experience.

Find out more about Epic Thyme’s Northern California wedding planning and design services and start virtual wedding planning today!

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