As if wedding planning weren’t stressful enough, now you have a pandemic to deal with! You don’t have to put wedding planning on hold due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In fact, it’s a great time to get your fiancé on board and plan together. The internet is a vast resource for wedding planning, and many wedding companies offer a home try-on, so you didn’t even have to leave the house to begin with! Whether you’re shopping for your wedding bands, a bridal gown, a wedding suit, or something else, keep the wedding planning flowing with these helpful tips.
Wedding Band Home Try-On. Yep, It's A Thing! Cozy up on the couch and start shopping for your wedding bands online with Hitched. From 14K gold to Tungsten, Hitched offers a wide variety of affordable men’s wedding bands that you can mix and match to try on at home for five days! We’ll even include a real ring sizing tool with your sample bands so that you can firm up your ring size at home. While Hitched offers 100+ options for men, brides going for a more minimalistic look can order a home try-on, too! Shop men’s wedding bands, women’s wedding bands, and order your home try-on today. Because honestly, we were built for this. See how it works.
Custom Online Wedding Dresses? Yes, Please! Don't have your wedding dress yet? Grace + Ivory works with brides to create custom wedding gowns through their wedding dress home try-on program. They make it easy for brides to find their wedding gown without ever leaving the house. Plus, your wedding dress sample comes with instructions for getting your exact size. Order your sample and FaceTime your bridal party while you try it on! Even better – their dresses are gorgeous and affordable.
Grooms and Groomsmen Can Get Suited Up From Home. The bride isn’t the only one who can take advantage of wedding attire home try-on. The Groomsman Suit offers high-quality suits and tuxedos that are less than the cost of a rental (do you really want to rent a suit these days?). Plus, they also offer a free home try on for the groom and his groomsmen. Use their fit finder to get started, pick from a selection of sharp-looking suits, and they’ll send it out to your home to try on. What groom wouldn’t want to shop from home anyway?
It’s Five O’Clock Everywhere, All Of The Time. Are you changing plans and considering a more intimate wedding? Check out WithCo cocktail mixers to help you craft the perfect cocktail menu at home or BYO style. Their team will work with you to address all aspects of your cocktail bar and ship your mixers directly to your home or venue. They even have travel size mixers so that you can taste test at home! What could be better while social distancing?
Your Own Personalized Online Wedding Planner. The White Box is a unique company that offers brides and grooms online wedding planning with the help of real people. They are pros at working one-on-one with their clients to help them navigate virtual wedding planning. They’ll get on the phone with you and help you pick out everything from colors to vendors to venues; really they’re everything you need in an online wedding planner!
Don’t Forget Your Wedding Party! This is a great time to start thinking about bridesmaids’ and groomsmen’s gifts. Most of which can be ordered online. You can find a wide selection of gifts for your groomsmen at The Groomsman Suit. Custom groomsmen’s gifts are available in sets or individually. Imagine getting the groomsmen’s suits and the gifts all in one easy swoop. Bridesmaids’ gifts and bridal accessories can be found at Zola.
Last But Certainly Not Least, Support Small Local Businesses. It’s possible that small local businesses are struggling right now. Show your support of local vendors and small business as much as possible. Just because their doors might be closed, it doesn’t mean they aren’t still working from home and shipping online orders. Seek out local vendors for these wedding essentials: photographers, wedding invitations, wedding favors for your guests, groomsmen and bridal party gifts, and gifts for the parents of the bride and groom.
Wedding planning has come a long way since our parents’ wedding! Even if you don’t have the big items booked yet, you can still start shopping for and trying on your wedding band, your dress, the suits and picking out gifts for your wedding party. Ready to get started? We suggest you begin here. Happy Wedding Planning!