We bet you’d agree that 2020 has been a year that will go down in history. Norms reimagined, celebrations redesigned, mass gatherings gaining a new definition altogether—it has been a crazy ride! But the one thing that’s still going strong is the rebirth of the ‘Big Fat Indian Wedding‘. Who would have ever thought that attending virtual weddings would be the new reality we’d all have to concur with! 2020 is not just the year of work from home but also wed-from-home.
If you or someone you know has a wedding coming up next year and don’t know the best way to go about it, we’ve got your back. We spoke to Weddingz.in to know more about what one should keep in mind to host a hassle-free wedding in 2021. And they’ve given us their top five hacks they swear by. Read on to find out!
1. Leave No Room For Guestlist Surprises
As you gear up to look at life and living differently in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the way you choose to ring in your celebrations has also drastically changed. Hence, for anything to be hit and hassle-free (more so your d-day!), it is imperative to bridge the gap between speculation and precision. And getting the guestlist sorted and confirmed is the first step to hosting a fuss-free wedding. As the fate of many other aspects will majorly depend on the size of your guest list, making way for ‘RSVPing’ is sure to set things straight and seamless!
Pro Tip: Your physical/digital invites can have a cool code scanner to RSVP.
2. Make Live-Streaming Lit
Why not reap the benefits of the tech-age we live in to the fullest? Live streaming is certainly a cool idea, but above all, a very thoughtful gesture for all those distant yet dear ones who cannot make it to your special day. With no dearth of wedding streaming companies these days, finding the perfect one won’t be a problem. For all you know, your hired photographer/videographer will be able to do the needful. You can live stream your special day for your extended social media family on various social platforms.
3. Hail Hygiene & Sanitation
Pandemic or no pandemic, a dedicated hygiene, safety, and sanitation unit must definitely be on your cards for attendees. Not only does it assert a credible and reliable value to your event, but it will also save you from all the panic attacks later about hygiene. From setting up sanitiser booths at the venue, ensuring temperature checks, general hygiene standards, fire, and safety precautions to keeping a check on the level of hygiene maintained by vendors/butlers, there’s lots to do here that cannot be ignored.
Being a responsible host is also a part of delivering a hassle-free event in the long run. As an add-on, we do recommend opting for a spacious/large, airy and open-air venue to host your 2021 nuptials as they can better facilitate safety, health and hygiene protocols.
4. Ace The Vendor-Code
While it is true that you’ve ‘hired’ vendors and professionals to work for you, a simple shift in approach while dealing with them is sure to leave you pleasantly stoked! Rather than deeming the equation to be purely transactional, your outlook and attitude towards them will determine the quality and success of your event. Think of them as contributors, partakers in helping you host a memorable wedding. So dictate less, discuss more, drop command and rather communicate and see for yourself the magic that is ‘collaboration’.
Pro Tip: The perfect balance is to develop a genuine rapport with your vendors along with maintaining a strong working equation.
5. Reverse-Plan Your Big Day To Save Some Costs
Wedding planning can be indeed overwhelming, overshooting budgets due to last-minute additions. Hence, start planning from D Day and work all the way backward, factoring in the minutest of details. Now that you are conspicuous of the have-to and the can-do-without, strike off the expendables. Also, don’t shy away from borrowing or upcycling elements to reduce costs. Your mum’s sari, your grandmother’s heritage jewellery, rented centerpiece… after all, why not!
Pro Tip: Creating a spreadsheet will help you track costs and identify elements that can save you a penny or two.
6. Create A Unique Digital Canvas
You don’t have to really do anything OTT. It could be something as simple as your own unique wedding hashtag that can help you organise all your wedding images in one place. And if time indeed is your best friend, you can go on and create either a dedicated page or a full-fledged wedding website. From featuring your love story to navigating routes, providing maps, important info, gift registry, profiling vendors, and RSVPing, it can serve as your digital storyboard to plan better and communicate best in an already chaotic wedding prep scene.
Pro Tip: Just having a unique hashtag can also help you see all posts about your wedding in one place.
What are some other hacks you swear by when it comes to planning a wedding? Let us know in the comments below.
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