India detected it's first covid case in January 2020, and turned our lives completely upside down. The whole of India went under lockdown for 21 days, starting from 24 March 2020, which was later extended. All the movement was restricted by the government, making necessary use of face masks, social distancing and hand sanitizers for the general public. Various rules and regulations were laid down by the government. Weddings and festivities got canceled, leaving people clueless and in loss of money. Many people decided to get married in intimate ceremonies while others rescheduled their weddings. The second wave of coronavirus hit the country during Mid of March 2021 and people were again forced to cancel and reschedule their weddings, leaving people hopeless about the coming future.
As the pandemic is still not over yet and there are anticipations of waves coming through, it is important to plan your weddings accordingly so that you are not left helpless.
Have a backup plan â Plan out a full-fledged backup plan in case of a lockdown. Look for a space you can fall onto if there is a lockdown happening. For example, your rooftop, garden or it can be your living room. Also, prepare another guestlist for your backup plan and make sure to include the least number of people.
Make safety your priority â If you happen to get hitched during the pandemic, make sure you invite a limited number of people and keep safety measures in mind, as per government guidelines. Make masks and sanitizers mandatory and politely ask your guests to maintain distance.
Livestream your wedding â Not able to invite your near and dear ones to your intimate wedding during the pandemic? No worries. Livestream your wedding and send e-invites to your guests. This will make sure that no one is left behind on your special day. Although, you can send your close relative, personalized sweet/chocolate boxes as the pandemic eases out.
Go easy on dÃ©cor and food â Make sure that you do not go for food and dÃ©cor that is way too extra. Opting for such services will require more of resources as well as human effort, which will directly affect the safety hazards of your wedding. Try to minimize your priorities and go for lesser services.