We've found ourselves in a strange new reality at Minnesota Bride, as our world, like yours, was upended this spring.
Wedding Planning During the Pandemic: Making Dreams a Reality
Over the past few months, I haven't been able to turn off my mind because of so many unknowns for Minnesota couples and wedding vendors. I have been thinking of different ways to partner with wedding businesses during this time, how to support couples changing their dreams and the new reality of future wedding days. As a publisher, as a past bride, as a previous wedding planner, and also as a partner in the Minnesota wedding community, my heart goes out to all of you.
I try to imagine and understand what is running through the hearts and minds of couples right now, and especially our amazing Minnesota wedding vendors. I also try to imagine the brides and grooms, and all the challenges and emotions they are facing with rescheduling, postponing, and all the little details to make wedding dreams a reality. Then, as a former wedding planner, I think of all the operations that would need to be accomplished within the venue to make sure the couple's day would be absolutely perfect, but still provide a safe, healthy and happy environment for their wedding guests, the team who is working at the wedding, and again for the couple themselves. Finally, I think as a wedding vendor. These amazing people are the main resource to insure an amazing wedding day no matter if it's postponed or not. They truly are the magicians who make all these crises disappear and surround you with positive energy for your wedding day. They got this! That’s why you hire them—they will take care of you.
We've assembled some helpful tips to help you through this pandemic planning. Visit our website, for recent articles about “Planning your Wedding during Covid-19” and “Vendor availability for 2020.” Stay tuned for 2021 availability! And of course check out our real weddings to help you find hope and inspiration. For the recently engaged couple, utilize our vendor directory and turn to our Essentials Guide/Venue Tour in the magazine. Here, you’ll find a variety of our great Minnesota Bride members who are ready to make wedding dreams come true. And, don’t forget to sign up for our bi-weekly e-newsletter. This is where we share our recently published real weddings, new educational and inspirational articles, and more. Minnesota Bride wants to be the tool to help you connect the dots to find the perfect wedding vendor and generate inspirational ideas for your wedding day. Follow me on Instagram @Sonja_MNBride, where I love to share what Minnesota Bride and our amazing members are up to! #MNBrideMember
One last thing: On your wedding day, remember to take one last breath as you walk down the aisle, because the only thing that really matters is waiting for you at the end with a smile. Keep dreaming. Your day will come.