Covid Recovery

Recovering from 2020 Covid and moving forward in 2021

No doubt about it, 2020 was a gut punch for weddings. So many couples had to put their plans on hold and so it seems like everyone is approaching 2021 with bated breath. Here we are six months into 2021 and weddings are in full force here in Southwest Florida.

What is giving me a lot of hope that we didn’t have before is I’ve seen firsthand that incredible weddings can happen EVEN in the pandemic. We have successfully figured out how to have a wedding that is classic, fun and safe.

We know the guidelines, we know how to identify what things are subject to change, and we are always ready to adjust given new circumstances– we don’t just give up. We have seen with our own eyes that couples, families, and guests still have so much fun, even with an adjustment or two to the plans.

As we are seeing the first half of the year as been filled with incredible, much needed, much over-due celebrations, I also know we aren’t out of the woods yet, and I know that can be unsettling. It seems like way back in April or May of 2020 we started hearing how Winter was going to be pretty bad in terms of number of cases. Sadly, they were 100% correct. And while we all have so many reasons to be hopeful, our current case load is making that difficult and I wanted to acknowledge that. I know this uncertainty is causing a lot of stress for some couples, and I totally understand if you have a bit of anxiety of what steps to take next. 

If that resonates with you, I recommend you take a short, temporary “vacation” of sorts from wedding planning.  The stress of Covid, replanning the perfect day, family and day to day life can just be too overwhelming.  It is completely ok to press pause and take a moment to with your partner to reconnect and take a moment together,

One of the many benefits of having a professional planner on your team is that they know what needs to be done and can enact a plan to make sure nothing is dropped or forgotten while you’re taking a break. Reach out to your lead planner and figure this out together. A peace of mind is so valuable, and that is something to always strive to provide.

In closing, I hope you know that you are not alone and I sincerely encourage you to reach out if we can be of any help with your planning. As Thomas Fuller said “the darkest hour is just before the dawn.”

Hang in there, 2021 is showing us to be a much better year, and your wedding is going to be amazing!