Covid-19 pandemic has hit wedding industry badly, but as people are getting vaccinated and we have more weapons to fight against this pandemic we can also start planning small and middle-size gatherings. Many couples are now scheduling their weddings, booking services and the wedding planning coordination is starting again. However, we should consider that there is no “zero risk” event anymore, what we can do is to limit the risk and take all the necessary precautions.
One thing we know for sure: weddings will be different but we will keep creating unique experiences for our couples.
Here some useful tips if you are planning to get married in 2021 or 2022:
Try to opt for an outdoor venue, in case you choose an indoor venue make sure there is the right amount of windows for ventilation purposes and that it’s big enough based on the number of your guests.
Reduce the guest list and opt for a mid-size event instead of a big wedding.
Live-stream your wedding, for people who do not feel safe to come, people that you had to cut from the guests list for COVID reasons, or people who are doing a quarantine can be there with you.
Plan the seating arrangements smartly so that your guests will have the right security distance and there are no more than 8 people at each table. You might want to place at the same table people from the same household and do not mix people.
Use signals on the floor to make people aware of the distance they have to keep at the buffet table or at the bar. Try to personalize them based on your wedding theme.
Create one or two “sanitizing station” where your guests can find hand sanitizer and masks. Also place a basket with those items in each bathroom.
Encourage your guests and wedding suppliers to do a COVID-19 test 24 hours before the wedding. You can also make arrangements and pay them. Depending on the country a negative test could be mandatory to take part in indoor event.
Send your guests the safety protocols to follow few days before the event to make sure that everybody is on the same page and avoid misunderstandings.
After the wedding keep track of your guests and make sure to have all the contact numbers of guests and suppliers in case of unexpected COVID-19 cases.
Las but not least get yourself a wedding planner, you will really need it now.
Coronavirus pandemic has certainly affected business worldwide, many are considering to close and many simply shut down their doors.At Say I do in Peru we want to stay positive as always, trying to make the best we can to cope with this difficult and unique situation. This exceptional moment has made us understand that businesses need to adjust to what is going on, to the changing people’s behaviors and definitely be more flexible on issues such asthe products they sell and the market they target. That’s why we decided to step up to the new challenge and go international.
We lunch a new range of products for wedding planning and coordination, including an e-package with many tools and resources for couples to plan and coordinate weddings of different sizes, from elopement to big weddings of 50+ guests wherever couples want to celebrate them. Do you want to get married in your own country since you are scared that things are not going to get better soon? We are there for you! We will help you virtually with all the details of your wedding and we will provide you tools and resources for a stress-free wedding planning process.
The all idea is to offer the possibility to couples who wanted to get married in these months and did not want to postpone their plans.For instance, we have many couples that were planning a destination wedding in Peru for 2020 and they had to cancel their plans, since getting married abroad means travel, means that your family will have to travel to attend the wedding, so we understand this is not exactly the right time to do it. They startedthinking about a Plan B, such as getting married in their own country. So, we thought it would be good for them to keep working with us and we decided to lunch five products, which allow couples to have wedding planning and coordination services basically everywhere, knowing that Say I Do specialists are just one email away.
E-package, including useful tools for the planning process, 3-hour consultation with one of our wedding specialists, and unlimited emails with us
Private virtual wedding, addressed to those couples who want to elope just the two of them or couple who decided to have only few guests.
Small private wedding, ideal for couples who want to get married surrounded by their direct family and close friends, up to 20 guests. Small traditional wedding, ideal for couples who want a small wedding with approximately 40-50 guests.
Wedding, ideal for couples who are thinking about hosting a big wedding with 50+ guests.
A part from the e-package, all the packages include the support of our team to develop a wedding schedule (you can learn more on our wedding schedule here: http://sayidoinperu.com/blog/secret-weapon-wedding-schedule/ ), a wedding budget, the design of the wedding announcement or Save the Date to be sent out to your wedding guests, 3-hours consultation with a wedding specialist, unlimited emails with us, help with uploading information on your wedding website, coordination with wedding local vendors that you have already chosen, coordination for special dinner or events related to the wedding with vendors already chosen, summary of wedding payments and vendors confirmations, vendors contracts review, support with broadcast wedding, in case you opt for a virtual wedding though an on-line platformsuch as zoom or google hangout, honeymoon planning in South America and many other tools and resources which make the planning of your wedding much easier. We also offer a video-editing service, the result is avideo made off photos or videos taken during your wedding by your family members or friends. This service will allow you to cherish your wedding memories forever.
Among the tools we provide to couples there are the following:
Q&A foryourweddingvendorswithkeyquestionsto ask them
Script for religious or symbolic ceremonies
Color palettes tool and support, useful to define the colors of your wedding
Customized To-do list for the whole process which will make your wedding planning a lot easier and help you keep track of things
We made the decision to go international/virtual because we also believe in our work and in factors that really differentiate us on the market. First of all the experience in planning destination weddings really sets us apart, the details to consider are many and believe me at some point you will be desperate asking for assistance in the planning process. We also have experience working with foreign couples and suppliers so we are ready to the challenge. After a market research we also selected best value prices for our services, especially compared to local vendors, you’ll see that! We gave you the opportunity to have an open channel with us, that why we offer in our packages unlimited emails and calls with expert at no extra cost, because we are here for you and the requests and needs you have. One-to-one communication with our couples is one of our stronger weapons for a successful wedding. Also, we definitely are quick and reliable, we always get back to our couples by 24 hours with the answers they need.
Remember that we are expert in customizing package, so we can definitely create a unique wedding package for you depending on your needs and the wedding you have in mind. Our promise isto make your wedding dreams a reality and we will never give up on it!
Did I mention to you how beautiful is my country? I guess tons of times in this blog…the beauties of Peru are those things that push me to keep working on planning destination weddings here! My goal is to have couples and their guests enjoying Peru as much as I do every day. 😊One of the best opportunities couples have to enjoy Peru is during the days before and after the wedding. What best of a pre wedding shoot to have some beautiful memories of your Peru destination wedding? That’s the moment where you can take casual and romantic photos in beautiful scenery without the wedding dress, which could be a bit bulky.
Pre wedding photo shoots have become an integral part of all the wedding photo package, you can also choose to add a distinctive touch to our shoot, including special props and elements related to your love story or your life. The sites of the shooting are also a big factor for creating beautiful memories, and in Peru you have many of them.
Here a couple of pre wedding sessions photos in Lima, mainly taken in Miraflores and Barranco areas.
Here photos from a pre wedding shot in the Sacred Valley. These are photos mainly taken in the Urubamba Valley, Maras Salt mines where you can actually enjoy stunning landscapes.