EEEEE and Hiya!
It’s January, and there are an excellent variety of you who bought engaged over the vacation season. So first up: congratulations!
For those who’re simply getting began planning, you’ve come to the fitting place. For those who poke round APW a bit, you’ll have the ability to discover ideas and tips for almost each step of the marriage planning course of. Begin by studying this letter written by a COVID bride to herself. You will get entry to all of our planning instruments, obtain a marriage planning guidelines, and try our vendor listing while you’re prepared to start out constructing your workforce. Plus, I wrote some books that simply may assist you (A Sensible Marriage ceremony and the A Sensible Marriage ceremony Planner).
And likewise, a few of you’re right here planning your marriage ceremony, for I don’t know: the 70-millionth time for the reason that pandemic began. You’re making an attempt to determine what precisely to do now (once more), and what you even need at this level anyway. And we’ve assets for you, too. Check out all the actual COVID weddings we’ve shared within the final two years for inspiration, and be a part of the dialog (proper right here) within the feedback with all of your questions, worries, and wins.
Briefly: right here we’re once more. In the course of the most important, most infections COVID outbreak but… In January 2022. How?
I keep in mind when in March 2020, I used to be suggesting to of us that they could need to take into consideration suspending their massive Might and June 2020 weddings, and everybody thought I used to be being insanely pessimistic. However even I didn’t suppose that in 2022, we’d not solely nonetheless be IN it, however nonetheless be fascinated about being in it long run.
The excellent news is that this: we all know much more than we did then. We all know that COVID appears to be a seasonal virus that will get worse within the winter. We all know that we’re seeing variant waves, however they do finish. We’re studying that simply vaccinations aren’t sufficient for larger weddings, that we also needs to layer further protections like fast testing and masking. We all know small pandemic weddings may be superior. We all know we’ve to be versatile. We’re beginning to learn to plan round this terrible pandemic, and that’s a significantly better place than we have been in two years in the past.
However nonetheless: two years. We’re all exhausted.
However the wonderful information is that you just’re going to marry your human. And rattling it, all of us want pleasure and love and hope proper now. And we’re right here that can assist you plan it each step of the best way.
For now, right here is your January (2022!) open thread. How is your planning going? What issues are you making an attempt to unravel? And if you happen to’re newly engaged, we’re SO HAPPY FOR YOU.
Meg & The APW Crew