WOW! I have said for years that I have seen it “ALL” when it comes to weddings but this spring I’ve been sadly proven wrong! 2020 brides and grooms are facing some crazy challenges trying to get married and fulfill their vision for the happiest day of their life.
Here at Kylee Ann Studios we are here for you, regardless if you are our client or not. We have been brainstorming and talking with other professionals about how to help you manage this stressful time. We know every situation is different and we are working one one one with each couple to make their events special.
Helpful coping mechanisms (we are using these ourselves!):
- Grieve the changing of plans.
- Talk out your feelings to your fiancé and listen to their’s.
- Journal your feelings.
- Read funny memes on the internet.
- Watch a comfort show.
- Get outside to breathe fresh air.
- Choose to do a hobby that gets your mind off of the stress.
- Choose a few trusted people to confide in and shut off opinions from others.
- Take a drive up the canyon.
- Make a list of things you CAN control about your wedding and focus on achieving 2-5 of those things.
- Reach out to your vendors and give them updates of your plans, and check in with their availability as well.
- Set your mind on being flexible, and allow others around you to do the same
At Kylee Ann Studios, we have already started brainstorming solutions to the changes that COVID-19 have and will cause to your weddings.
(Thanks to the collaboration in our Our Photog Blog Facebook page for many of these ideas.)
- Consider postponing your wedding and reception. We are flexible with date changes under these circumstances, and have an entire team to accommodate.
- Get married with your closest friends and family (and us), and celebrate later this year with a reception. We will gladly split coverage to accommodate, and again, have a team in place to make sure you will have a photographer.
- Elope! You can get married sooner at the temple or the courthouse. What a story to tell your grandkids, and their grandkids. We’d love to document it all.
- Use public parks or backyards to host small groups and take family photos.
- Plan a bridal session to make sure no matter what your wedding day looks like, you have your perfect couple portraits like you envisioned.
- Invite your parents and closest family to come to your bridal portraits for intimate, and controlled family photos.
- Invite your family to line up along the streets outside the temple gates.
- Bring a pop up tent for the bride to change into her wedding dress outside the temple at temples that won’t have the bride room available.
- Find a look out point where you can see he temple in the background.
- Have family who can not attend write letters and send pictures of memories of the couple.
- Add getting ready pictures to the beginning of your day in place of coverage that is no longer needed. These intimate getting ready moments with sisters, moms and friends are some of our absolute favorite that we rarely get to photograph.
- Include a ring ceremony in your bridal portraits.
- Have a virtual reception via FB and post your registry for guests.
- Make adjustments to your wedding coverage. With any leftover time, add a getting ready session, a family or extended session within 18 months or plan the reception at a later date.
- Rent an Airbnb to quarantine in!
- Stay-cation at your new apartment
- Rent an RV or van to sleep and drive in
- Hikes in the mountains
- Movie marathons
- Read the same books together
- Game tournaments
- Plan your future dream vacation