3 Tips on How to Plan a South Florida Wedding: Pandemic Edition
Congratulations on your engagement! These are unprecedented times, but that shouldn’t take away from your celebration of matrimony. Some people are choosing to postpone their big day by waiting until the coronavirus pandemic has passed, and large gatherings are allowed in accordance with the CDC.

Others are choosing to make the best of their wedding day, which they have been eagerly waiting for. The show must go on!

Whatever you decide, we at Imperial Event Rentals in Miami here to help with three tips on how to plan a wedding during a pandemic. Planning a wedding typically takes months, if not over a year. It is seen by many as a stressful process that involves many moving parts the couple must take into consideration, including:

• Guests
• Decorations
• Equipment such as tents
• Food
• Venue
• Outfits
• Entertainment

Add “pandemic” to that list, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a lengthy, strenuous planning process. Say “I do” to the following tips as you embark on your journey towards holy matrimony.

1.Look Into Proper Party Rental Equipment

There are many different types of party rental equipment that can be used at a wedding, including:

• Tables
• Tents
• Chairs
• Stage
• Lights
• Smoke machine

With quarantine keeping us locked in our homes, now is the time to get research done on the proper rental equipment that aligns with your vision for your wedding. Take into consideration the fact that people may not want to be seated closely together, so add more tables. Or if your wedding is outdoors, include a tent.

2. Make Adjustments as Needed

COVID-19 came at the world hard and fast, leaving us reeling without much time to prepare or adjust. Certain plans you had for your wedding may have to be changed due to new policies or changes in dates.

The first step is to be accepting of this change. If your tent rental company cannot accommodate you for a different day due to your postponement of the wedding date, then look into other tent rental companies. If your venue has shut down or gone out of business due to the effects of the pandemic, it’s back to the drawing board with a new venue and invitations.

Life throws us curveballs nobody could have foreseen. The important thing is that you take these changes in stride and keep your gaze towards hosting the best wedding in celebration of the happiest day of your life.

3. Keep Guests Updated

Piggybacking on the previous tip, adjustments, and changes made in response to the pandemic should be communicated clearly and promptly to your wedding guests as they are finalized.

Don’t wait until the last minute to send out a new invitation with fresh dates or a venue change. Use phone or email if you think the mail won’t reach them in time. Your guests are an essential part of your wedding, and you wouldn’t want them to miss out on celebrating your special day!

Planning a wedding is already stressful as it is. Remember to pause and take a deep breath to remind yourself of what this is all for. Get help from loved ones if you feel overworked. And most importantly, don’t let the pandemic put a damper on one of the biggest days of your life!

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