It’s the new light in the wedding industry now. Many things have changed. Planning a wedding during this time can be challenging, but also fulfilling in new ways. So I’m hoping to walk you through some essential topics that you can consider when planning your new-normal wedding in Thailand.
This article is not your typical wedding planning checklist. You won’t be scrolling down and see how many items you have to go through until the end of your reception. Remember to take what resonates with you and applies in your own terms. And let’s get started!
Figure Out Your Priorities
The first step you should do before deciding the date, or booking a venue is to figure out what is really important for you and your partner. By knowing the essentials for your special day, you can design it to be truly special to you and your guests. Use these three questions a guide before moving on to the next steps.
- What’s the wedding you both envision?
- What needs to go into this wedding?
- What do you want or don’t want on your wedding day?
Inquire For Safety Assessment
Planning a wedding amid the pandemic and restrictions, safety becomes much more important now than ever before. In some aspects, safety even overrides traditions and norms, actually for good reasons. This goes from protective equipment to different cleaning process and disinfection. With every venue and vendors you’ll be working with, make sure they have safety assessment in place and can answer to your concern on this topic before booking them.
Consider Postponement/Cancellation Policy
Postponing or cancelling weddings may be forbidden topics before. But today, it’s a necessary option to consider. Let’s suppose the lockdown comes back and the authority announces that you can no longer have a party. This can happen literally at any times. So besides the safety assessment, you also have to check with your vendors and venues about their policy and information on the contracts about postponement and cancellations.
Celebrate with Simple Ceremony
One thing that can help you and your guests feel and stay safe on your wedding day is having a simple wedding ceremony. Many traditional rituals require a lot of touching and contacting with one another. While this normally serves a bonding for everyone who comes to celebrate with you, it can also be the risk.
Instead of going on the full ritual, simplify the tradition or choose humanist wedding ceremony. This way, your wedding day will be safe and meaningful to you, families, friends, and your guests. You’ll also have opportunities to be more creative in the way you design your special day.
Hire a Helping Hand
Planning your special day can be exhausting and overwhelming. Especially, when you’ve also been adapting with many changes in other aspects of your life. Hiring me as your wedding planner can help you save energy, money, and your precious time. I can also help you to reduce your stress and, instead, enjoy this engaged-to-married transition with each other and your loved ones.
More importantly, I’ll be your go-to resource for planning your new-normal wedding that is safe, personal, and meaningful through my humanist wedding planning services.