6 ways to tackle your wedding planning to-do list from home.
*Updated for 2022
Did you know that you can plan most of your wedding from home? That’s right! Much like remote work, remote wedding planning has taken over in recent years. Whether you’ve got a date set and are tackling the details, or just got engaged and are in the beginning stages, you’re in luck because just about everything you need to cross off your list can be done from the comfort of your own home. Below are out tips for tackling remote wedding planning
1. Communicate, Communicate, Communicate!
Before diving into remote wedding planning, talk it all over with your future spouse. Work with each other, learn what the other is thinking and feeling, and establish priorities.
Use this time to communicate about more than just the wedding. Wedding planning is stressful, and it’s easy to let it take over your entire life. Find some communication exercises online, talk about expectations for your future, vent about your feelings during this time.
2. Get Online Inspiration
Do online wedding planning quizzes! Get back to Pinterest! Read digital wedding planning magazines! Consider this time as the opportunity to virtually plan the wedding of your dreams. Use this time to get inspiration and research your options.
Most wedding vendors will have websites for you to research. Florals, centerpieces, rentals, dresses, tuxedos, shoes, invitations, place cards, wedding favors… needless to say, there are plenty of details you can begin researching, and even purchasing some of these items.
3. Meet with Vendors Virtually!
Since the 2020 pandemic, wedding vendors have had to adapt. Luckily, technology makes it possible (and super easy!) to research and meet with vendors online.
4. Build Your Registry
Can’t stop online shopping? Use this time to build your registry! Grab your partner and start searching for products you’d like to add to your registry. Build your list very intentionally. Take time to truly research and identify what household needs you have, and what products would fit those needs. Most retailers have online storefronts where you can search for products from the comfort of your couch.
5. Take a Break From Planning
Yes, we said it – take a break. You might feel like you need to be doing something all day every day in order to feel productive. But trust us, take a break from remote wedding planning. One of the healthiest things you can do is take a break.
Take time for yourself. Facetime a friend or family member. Indulge in self-care. Do some spring cleaning. Watch your favorite rom-com movies. Plan an at-home date.