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Social distancing – where technology becomes your best friend when planning your future event

Is social distancing hindering the planning for your wedding, anniversary, or party? Don’t let the distance dampen your day. As social distancing becomes more of a vital role with today’s current state, there are still ways to continue planning right from home.

Keep the distance, and money, with sending online invites and RSVPs

One of the first steps for hosting an event is sending out invites. With the uncertainty that grows every day, you want to be sure your guests get their invites and can RSVP in a convenient, efficient manner. Sending invites and RSVPs through email can ensure the delivery, and if necessary, quick event updates for sudden change in day or time can be done. Additionally, sending invites online can save you money and time – no need to address, stamp, and seal each envelope. RSVPing is also made easy without the need for your guests to mail in their responses.

Use Facetime, Zoom, Google Hangouts, or other mobile device video apps to keep the planning going

With much of the planning your event requiring to physically be there to see, such as flowers and dress shopping, utilizing video chats can be a huge help in staying connected and choosing the key elements for your wedding or event. Though you won’t be able to try on dresses, video chatting with your bridal party about ideas and sharing styles you like can keep you all looking forward to the day you can try them on. For your vendors such as the florist and bakery, reach out to them and see if they can do a Zoom or Facetime chat to see options of arrangements and cakes. Looking for a venue? Ask the event management team at your favorite banquet hall for a virtual tour.

Stay organized, motivated, and positive

Staying organized and motivated can help a great deal. If you have access to Google, creating a Google Sheet or Google Doc checklist can be beneficial in keeping track of what is completed and what still needs to be worked on. Sharing these files with others is easy to set up too. Staying connected and positive throughout your planning process will help time fly and keep you looking forward to the big day. Though the situation we are in is not ideal, there are many possibilities to keep the excitement and planning positive.

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