Top 5 Wedding Planning Tasks for 2021!

It is 2021, the time is now to tackle your wedding planning task list! Focus and prioritize these top 5 wedding planning tasks to find your peace of mind and tackle your wedding planning task list for your 2021 wedding! 2022 couples, you still have time, but these are just as important for you as well!

  1. Dresses Need to be Ordered

We all know time flies bye and in times of covid time is unpredictable. Be sure to order your bridesmaid and bridal dresses, if you haven’t already! Know that this is because they can take 6-8 months to get in, then they need 1- 3 months for alterations depending on what type of alterations should be made. If you have your dress already, congrats! But be sure to get an appointment set up for your alterations, it takes time for perfection!

2. Finish Booking Vendors

It’s as simple as that! Keep getting all of your vendors booked, it’s now or never for 2021! Some vendors may already have dates closed because they are already booked out from couples who have postponed from last year. But these are all important tasks, that is why we added it to our top 5 wedding planning tasks to tackle!

Top vendors needed: 

  • Venue
  • Photographer
  • Florist
  • Videographer
  • Officiant
  • DJ / Live Band
  • Hair + Makeup Artists
  • Desserts
  • Rentals

3. Order Those Save the Dates

 Use your engagement session photos for a personalized save the date or create one without any photos and just choose the style that fits your vibes the most. Few helpful tidbits are to keep all of those holiday cards for their addresses! Create a list with names and addresses and use your incoming mail to make this process easier! Secondly, add your wedding website link onto these as well as your names and wedding date selected, the rest of the details follow later or guests can tune into your website and keep themselves posted as you add info online. 

4. Engagement Photos

If you haven’t gotten Engagement Photos done, BOOK THEM! This step takes time for scheduling, for editing of photos and to take time viewing your pictures to decide which ones you want to use and when. Sharing of photo opportunities range from posting on social media, save the dates, your wedding website and thank you cards, to name a few! 

5. Wedding Website & Wedding Registry

This is your opportunity to have fun, to educate your guests and to set the tone / vibes of your wedding day. Many of our own clients that have had us help tackle their coordination or wedding planning details have enjoyed using, Zola, The Knot and Wedding Wire’s free wedding website services. Take a look at all 4 and see what ones you like most for functionality or style. Also, if you are already using Minted or Zola for your save the dates, your guest list and addresses will already be uploaded in their system, which can be uploaded in the website for online rsvp!

Next, you will want to talk about any other guest information with directions, gift registries, hotel information, possible covid options and contingency plans and put those instructions on your wedding website. Also helpful tidbits like all guests to wear or provide their masks and hand sanitizers are helpful to share. It will also help your guests feel safe and know what to expect. Expect your guests to be clueless or confused so your wedding plans are clear, concise and helpful!

Now that you have your top 5 wedding planning tasks mapped out for you with some guidance, have fun and be sure to get to it! Wedding planning is some serious business, the more you plan and prep, the smoother and more meaningful your wedding will be!

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February 2, 2021

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