• Christi M Clingan

Expert Tips for Planning a Wedding Virtually

The key to planning like a pro? Virtual meetings are no excuse for not being able to get things done. Set up meetings with your planner and/or vendors like you would if it was in person. Everyone involved will all want as much information as possible to make your day the best it can be!” Take that—and grab a pen to note five more tips below.

1. Find a connection.

Even if you’re not able to meet prospective vendors in person, meet them on Zoom or Facetime, because determining if there is a connection is critical.

2. Have many Zoom-type calls.

It's important to see designs together with reactions to shared photos and inspiration. There are so many details you can check off virtually when you are visually showing each other your thoughts...It's important that during this unique time with so many companies going virtual that you don't feel like you are losing anything, even an experience while planning your wedding virtually.

We can't stress the importance of FaceTime venue tours. Colors of planted materials in gardens can change, or the number of leaves on trees from season to season. Don’t feel like you’re being a pest by asking for another “tour” as the date approaches.

3. Narrow your options sooner than later.

When you’re searching online, there are endless options for prospective vendors. Try narrowing it down to the 2-3 that seem most appealing before reaching out, and if one of those is a good fit, make your selection! You can make yourself crazy by having too many options.

4. Listen to trusted reviews.

Pay attention to your friends when they give their opinion on vendors they have worked with, both good and bad. There’s no substitute for first-hand knowledge.

5. Plan a "production meeting" before the big day.

As your wedding gets closer, there will hopefully be opportunities to all meet in person. But if time is of importance, you can also create a Zoom call and have a comprehensive production meeting for all involved!

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