5 Tips for Planning a Pandemic Wedding | Weddings with Yankee Candle

5 Tips for Planning a Pandemic Wedding | Weddings with Yankee Candle

With all the uncertainty clouding around the still-evolving coronavirus situation, the idea of mounting a memorable and awe-inspiring wedding has been challenging for most, if not all, bridal couples. Luckily, however, we no longer have to start from scratch as we can draw lessons from the weddings that have come about in the past few months. 

While keeping all the safety guidelines in mind, it's entirely possible to carry on with your wedding plans and enjoy your celebration with your nearest and dearest. Here are five expert tips from renowned events stylist Gideon Hermosa to make your dream wedding both remarkable and stress-free amid the pandemic.

Hire a wedding planner.

If you haven't considered getting a wedding planner yet, now is the perfect time to book one (of course, if your budget allows). It's a planner's job to ensure everything's in place—from closely checking up on your vendors to managing the contracts. 

"You have to hire a planner; even if it's a 10-pax or 20-pax wedding, you need to have somebody to guide you through your wedding journey," says Gideon. "It's your first time getting married, so there are details you wouldn't understand."


Keeping an open mind is vital.

Photo from houseofhermosaph

The pandemic has drastically altered the entire wedding culture. It has torn off a lot of what we expect from weddings. Consequently, couples scramble to celebrate their "big day" while facing a surge of hurdles. 

To stay above it all, you must keep an open mind and know how to adapt to the changes. "Everything will be okay as long as you hire the right suppliers for you," Gideon affirms.


Personalize your special day.

Photo from houseofhermosaph

COVID-19 may inevitably make your dream wedding different, but there's no reason not to take every detail of it up a notch. For Gideon, making your celebration more inventive and meaningful is a perfect way of expressing gratitude to your guests who took some risks to be with you on your special day. 

"You have to make them (your guests) feel they're very much welcome and that their presence is important to you," he says. "Considering the trimmed guest list, it would be easier for you to come up with unique celebration ideas and personalized favors for all of your guests."

Be time-conscious when planning your wedding.

Photo from houseofhermosaph

Wedding timelines have gone through glaring changes since last year. It's no secret that many couples have had their weddings pigeonholed. With possible lockdowns at the fore, those planning to stick with their celebrations find it rather challenging.

"A short-spanned wedding planning usually works this pandemic," says Gideon. He adds that in this way, couples can accessibly adapt to the constantly changing government protocols. "I always suggest to my clients to find a safe time window, pick a date, and get wed! That's it."

Before anything else, you need to consider everyone's safety.

Photo from Rocco Nacino and Melissa Gohing wedding video

"This should be your priority," Gideon stresses. He also adds that it's crucial to communicate the government's updated health and safety protocols with your guests ahead of time.

Here’s an easy way to make your wedding day extra special
There is no need to struggle drumming up something extraordinary to make your wedding stand out among the rest. Whether you go for a classy setup or a simple one, it's no secret how setting up a scent-scape can completely transform such an occasion into something magical and worth remembering.

Yankee Candle Philippines offers a vast array of evocative scents that can help you not only set an enthralling atmosphere at your wedding, but also find the perfect favors for your guests. From classic favorites like Lemon Lavender and Balsam and Cedar, to new and popular fragrances like Pink Sands and Fresh Cut Roses, it's almost improbable that you would run out of options.

For inquiries about our wedding and gift packages, you may message us on the following pages:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/yankeecandlephilippines
Instagram: www.instagram.com/yankeecandlephilippines

Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.