While you may feel that recent global events have put a damper on your wedding planning, nothing could be further from the truth! For when in-person visits with vendors aren’t possible or you don’t yet feel comfortable, there are many ways you can continue moving in the right direction. We’ve put together some ideas for virtual wedding planning in Arizona.
Zoom Venue Tours Perfect for Virtual Wedding Planning
As everything has shifted online recently, wedding venue tours are no exception. With much of the rest of your planning revolving around a specific venue, this is one decision you can’t afford to put off.
Luckily, many venues that haven’t opened for in-person tours are offering virtual tours via Zoom, so you can still get acquainted with your dream wedding venue. If the venue of your choice hasn’t opened for in-person showings, ask them about scheduling a virtual tour!
What if you haven’t chosen your venue yet? We offer a wedding venue finder tool, allowing you to search for wedding venues in cities throughout Arizona such as Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Sedona. How about the ability to also search by Style! The venue finder tool allows you to choose styles like gardens, mountain views, rustic barns, and many more with the click of a button.
Once you’ve narrowed down your options to a select group you can submit a quick inquiry form to receive info and pricing information. Pretty convenient!
Finding the best florists, caterers, wedding planners, and other essential services in Arizona may seem like a chore, but with our online wedding vendor collection, you can browse for the perfect professionals to help pull off your dream wedding. Read reviews and reach out to them virtually for more info!
If you are stuck on choosing a theme, check out this guide on The Spruce for wedding themes and style inspiration. If you want visuals to get your creative energies flowing, consider making a Pinterest account (if you don’t already have one). On Pinterest, you will be able to scroll through endless wedding ideas!
Then hop on over to our site to view real weddings in cities like, Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Sedona! You’ll find real weddings from real Arizona couples at properties you might already be considering! How’s that for inspo!
Delivery Cake Tastings
While some restaurants and bakeries have opened to the public, many are still temporarily under restrictions. Most bakeries that don’t currently allow in-person cake tastings are offering delivery and curbside pick up, so you can still get your cake tasting done from the comfort of your home. When selecting cake vendors, ask them about their procedures and how they can accommodate you.
Virtual Wedding Planning and Dress Appointments
Dress shopping is a major point of stress for brides at the moment. Fortunately, it probably doesn’t have to be. Many of the wedding dress boutiques that haven’t yet re-opened are offering virtual consultations with brides to help them choose the right dress. Stylists can show off the different dresses available in more detail than a picture could provide. Some bridal salons are even allowing brides to choose a handful of dresses to try on at home before making a purchase! You can check out the full story on virtual dress shopping in this article by Carrie Goldberg on Harper’s Bazaar.
The New “Normal” and Virtual Wedding Planning
Weddings in the near future will not look like they used to, and it’s important to keep the new “normal” in mind when virtual wedding planning in Arizona.
For starters, your best chance of getting the closest date as possible to when you want to be married may include booking on a weekday. Many wedding planners and venues are starting to notice this trend as they attempt to accommodate all the rescheduled weddings.
Other things to think about are the length of your guest list (as it may have to be limited slightly), unique seating arrangements to keep people safely distanced, and nixing buffet-style meals. Safety will be an added concern for wedding planning in a way that was never considered before.
If some of the vendors you were hoping to work with are still under restrictions, there’s no need to panic. Many businesses have adapted successfully to recent changes so that they can still reach their customers and provide the same quality experience they always have. When necessary, virtual wedding planning can be just as exciting, and with our online tools and suggestions, you will be well on your way to planning the perfect wedding