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05 JUNE, 2020

Weddings are a big deal for Indians. As it sounds, the big fat Indian weddings are all about celebrations, customs, and family gatherings. It requires months of planning and execution. However, the sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the wedding plans of Indians to a state of disarray. Like all other restricted crowd-involved activities, the lockdown has also put the wedding plans on hold. 

Indians spend a considerable part of their life’s savings on their weddings. From spending their own savings to opting for a marriage loan, people put in a lot of effort to make their wedding a memorable one. The sudden rise of COVID-19 cases has affected the wedding plans not only financially, but also emotionally. Most of the couples are postponing their wedding or conducting it online.

Here is a list of ways that will help you in planning a wedding after lockdown.

When to set your wedding date?

Nobody knows when things will get back to normal. Hence, you must not rush while rescheduling the date of your wedding.

  • Be informed about the government guidelines to get an idea on when they will lift the restrictions
  • Fix the date and venue only after getting clarity on the status of COVID-19
  • Even if the government lifts restrictions, you may need to follow safety guidelines for a while
  • Connect with the wedding planners and vendors to ensure that they can adjust the payments, if not refund it
  • Banks and other financial institutions are offering moratoriums on term loans. Avail it if your income flow is affected by the pandemic

Safety and Hygiene measures for your post-COVID wedding

The post-COVID weddings would be entirely different from what it used to be.

  • To ensure safety and hygiene, adapt to the new norms instead of dreaming about a crowded wedding celebration
  • Plan local weddings rather than opting for destination weddings. Travelling would not be safer for a while, even after the government brings relaxations on restrictions. Hence, consider hosting intimate weddings
  • While fixing venues, make sure you choose open airspace auditoriums, which could help the guests maintain physical distance between each other
  • Ensure you have placed enough sanitizers and hand washes at every point, starting from the entry to the exit of the wedding venue
  • Avoid hugs and handshakes with every guest, as it is essential to keep a physical distance to curb the spread of COVID-19
  • Choose E-Invitations over the printed cards. Practice social distancing and use the time at home to personalize these E-invites for your guests. Visiting all your guests and going to their place is not a safe option in the current scenario

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While planning your post-COVID wedding, give priority to safety and wellbeing. Things will return to normal gradually. But it will take time. Till then, keep the marriages short and simple, or wait for the things to get over. 

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