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Planning Your Wedding in Lockdown

Struggling with Wedding planning during lockdown? Check out our top five tips to help you carry on planning your big day!

 
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Planning Your Wedding in Lockdown

Planning a Wedding is no easy task at the best of times, but lockdown makes it even more difficult. You can’t visit your venue, you can’t try on your dress, you can’t meet your suppliers – it must be a nightmare! But… there are lots of things you can do! Here are our top five tips for planning your big day during lockdown.  

1. Use Social Media

Social media has always been a great planning tool, but it is absolutely vital during lockdown.

Pinterest and Instagram are fantastic for inspiration – everything from the cake and the cutlery to the dress and the dancing. With so many images out there, remember to create boards on Pinterest and bookmark images on Instagram so that you can find your favourite images again to share with family and friends. Try searching for local venues and suppliers, as well as local hashtags (e.g. #dumfriesweddings #dumfriesandgallowayweddings #dumfriesdj #dumfriesphotographer #rkdjwedding) to get some local inspiration.

Everyone is familiar with Facebook, but have you thought about using it for your planning? There are so many things you can use it for. You can search for local suppliers, read reviews and see photos of their latest work. It’s also great for keeping in touch. Whether it’s a quick message to your Bridesmaid, a video call with your Wedding party or checking in with your suppliers – it’s so easy. Remember to follow all of your local suppliers to keep up to date with the latest offers and discounts – there’s some great deals out there at the moment!

2. Book Suppliers

With so many Weddings and Event postponing to later in 2020 or 2021, suppliers are booking up really fast. You really want to try and book suppliers as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. Whilst you can’t meet up with them in person, you can always give them a ring or arrange a video call.  

3. All the Small Things

You might have a bit more time for planning during lockdown so think about the small things that could make your big day that little bit more special. It could be framed photos of your parents’ and grandparents’ Weddings or the traditional something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Things will get really busy after lockdown, so why not get organised now!  

4. DIY

Sticking with the idea that you might have a bit more time at the moment, could you save yourself some money and do a little DIY? Whether it’s bunting, table centres, invitations, place cards, favours… the list goes on and on. Check out Pinterest and Instagram for some inspiration and get creative!

5. Look After Yourself

Whilst it’s great to plan ahead, there’s no getting away from the fact that this is a difficult and stressful time. Remember to take time for yourself and enjoy the planning for your big day. Arrange a video call with your Wedding Party to chat through your plans or just have fun with a virtual quiz, Mr & Mrs competition or movie night (Bridesmaids is always a good shout for a movie night!). Stay positive and look forward to what is going to be the best day of your life!

 
 

What Customers Said...

 

Ross was our piper and DJ and he was amazing all we have heard is how good the DJ was and I totally agree was highly recommend him to anyone!!

Kirsty & Gus Murray

Ross was both the piper and DJ for our wedding at Hetland Hall recently. Not only is he a thoroughly lovely guy, he’s also very professional and provided a brilliant service to us on the day with both his piping and his DJing. On the lead up to the wedding we had the option for us and our guests to make advance requests for the night with the online client portal, a great feature included in the service. On the night, he had everyone up dancing with a mix of old and new tracks. We even had a bit of a modern ceilidh set and danced the Gay Gordon’s to Gangnam style!! We had a brilliant time and would highly recommended Ross for any event. Thank you.

Lorraine & Brian Brown

Ross arranged a virtual ceilidh for the Trophy d’Ecosse synchronized skating competition. The event couldn’t go ahead this year but we wanted our post competition party to still happen. Ross arranged dance cards in advance so everyone could learn the dances and he led proceedings over zoom on the night. The best Saturday night we have all had in lockdown! Thank you Ross.

Anne-Marie Coxon

Ross was the DJ at our wedding on Saturday and We highly recommend him. He is such a great guy and provided us with excellent DJ services. The music was fantastic, playing alot of our requests and filling in with songs that suited our music tastes. He even allowed a close friend to use some of his system to play us some songs on guitar. Really fun and engaging night so thank you!

Ash & Samantha Hillier

Ross was piper and DJ for our wedding and did a brilliant job with both roles. Would highly recommend him for either services.

Nick & Clare Hanson
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