Even under ordinary circumstances, planning a wedding is one of the most difficult tasks for the bride and groom before getting their happily ever after. Unfortunately, with the Covid-19 crises planning a lockdown wedding might seem more like a wistful dream.

But fear not! It can be done. We have curated the ultimate wedding checklist to help make your celebration a roaring success.

Venue hunt

The venue is the lynchpin that holds most of the other elements together, be it the caterer, photographer, make-up artist or decorator. However, securing the venue is just one part of a wedding planning checklistthese days.

Unless you plan to have an intimate wedding in your home, most venues have various guidelines they need to follow such as a restricted number of guests, details of all attendants, compulsory masks and sanitization. Therefore, before finalizing a place, make sure COVID safety guidelines are followed at the venue.

Guest list

Due to the lockdown, the government has restricted the number of attendees to 50 per event. Venues also require a list of people in attendance in advance, along with their identity proof. This may seem like an additional wrinkle in the planning process, but there are advantages as well.

Often, weddings turn into grand affairs in the process of pleasing everyone, and the budget goes out of hand. Having a restricted list will not only ensure that your guests are people you actually want, but also give you the legroom to fulfil your other wedding aspirations.

Additional Read: Plan a Destination Wedding with Limited Guests Post Lockdown?

Safety and Sanitization

While the lockdown might feel like a hurdle, we must not forget the reasons behind it. Educate all your vendors and guests about social distancing and sanitization. You must provide masks for all the attendees, or go for pre-packed meals to ensure hygiene.

Many vendors have come up with a ‘lockdown package’ – take advantage of these to maintain safety. You could also hire a safety coordinator to ensure that the necessary guidelines are followed.

Additional Read: Guidelines to Follow While Planning a Wedding amidst COVID-19

Avoiding last-minute changes

Coordinating a wedding during the lockdown is a slow process. Every person in the supply chain is working with a skeletal staff, restricted hours and government guidelines. Take a few months and plan things in detail to enjoy your wedding day hassle-free.

Virtual participation

Take advantage of the digital age and go for a virtual wedding officiant. Instead of the traditional wedding card, opt for an e-vite (digital invitation).

You can also do most of the wedding shopping online, be it hiring a makeup artist, or applying for a marriage loan. For guests who are unable to attend, set up a virtual platform where there can enjoy and be a part of your wedding celebrations.

Lockdown or not, don’t let your dream wedding deflate because of budget constraints. Check out Tata Capital’s personal loanfor Marriage.

With flexible loan tenure, affordable EMI options, and relaxed criteria for marriage loan eligibility, Tata Capital can provide all the support you need to make your wedding day extra special.

If you are doubtful about EMI payment or affordability, Tata Capital provides attractive personal loan interest rates starting at just 10.99% for a loan up to 25 lakhs.

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