We're living in unprecedented times. COVID-19 has disrupted and displaced a lot of our plans for most types of gatherings, although that doesn't mean we stop our lives—we pivot. Humanity is resilient and we'll get through this together while staying home and staying safe.
The wedding industry has taken a severe hit during this time, though there's surely a plethora of ways you can still keep your hope for the future and bridal bliss alive. Whether you planned to get married during this time, or are newly engaged—know that you can still celebrate and stay safe.
The Marvels of Mail
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Now more than ever mail has become a bright spot of the day for many people. Send your girls some fancy invites to your virtual shower! This pretty invite will surely be a sight for sore eyes considering the consistent mail of bills that need to be paid or postponed and all those Amazon packages.
Value Your Vendors & Shop Small
If you had locked in specialty vendors to cater your wedding and the pandemic has affected those plans, consider still following through on some of those purchases. Send small flower bouquets, specialty spa or goodie boxes, wine, tote bags, and robes to your girls to make sure your bridal shower or bachelorette party is still a memorable event without missing out on a single detail.
Gather for Game Night
Who said you can't have fun during the pandemic? Most of those games your mom, sis, or best friend planned for your bridal shower or bachelorette party can still be played virtually! Consider how you can transition these games to be web friendly, or just do a simple drinking game! Just be sure that in that goodie box you sent or delivered while sticking to social distance restrictions your special ladies have all they need to participate.
The Power of a Quality Snacktime
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Let's face it. We're living in a time when we should be eating at home more than ever. Since all your besties are sipping on some red at Wine O'Clock anyways, consider hosting a virtual happy hour. Send your friends a food and drink recipe ahead of time so that each person can make it at home before the call. If you're all crafty, you could even have a virtual baking competition!
Drive By Bridal Shower
Just like drive by birthdays, drive by bridal showers may be a part of our new normal. If possible, get your girls together to arrange a bridal shower drive by parade, or go a step beyond and have an outdoor socially distanced party where everyone gets in a circle while staying their designated six feet away from each other. That way everyone can see each other and you can be in person while you play games and sip on those mimosas!
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