The start of 2020 was much like many years, but it was a little different for me because I would be planning our wedding in less than ninety days. We were very excited we nailed down our venue on December 31st, so I knew I’d be hitting the ground running with planning. I took off planning this special event just like I do design projects for my clients.
By mid-February, almost all vendors were secured, fonts purchased, fitting appointments on the calendar, stationery designed, and invitation responses were already making their way back to us. I only had my day-of coordinator to select, and I hired her toward the end of the month. We were about five weeks out and just about everything was set. The anticipation was building!
Eleven days from our original date, the Governor of Virginia created an order (due to COVID) that would reduce our already-intimate occasion down to only ten total people, so we decided to postpone things until restrictions were lifted.
Once the tight restrictions were lifted, we reset our date for the fall, re-engaged all of our vendors, and we tightened up some final details.
It’s funny now, but when you get engaged, you think you’ll be planning your wedding once in your life, but it turns out, you can plan a wedding twice in one year and only get married once!
Flower girl, Penélopé (added to our family during covid)
I wanted to relate successfully planning a wedding in 90 days to my 100% in 100 Days service, because pre-COVID, it was totally possible. Currently, every industry is experiencing delays in receiving goods, even designers buying in-stock items are taking many weeks to arrive. I’m not worried though. I’m seeing lots of projects underway and getting completed all over the US, just as we’re starting several new ones this week! That said, if you do have a project that you’d like to complete in the next 100 or so days, we’ll all have to pack our patience a bit as we’re navigating the slow downs in factories, supply chains, and truck shortages, but, it can be done. Are you ready? Let’s go!
Written by Emilie Kyle
Photography by Samantha Parkes Photography
Venue Morrison House Alexandria, Virginia
Coordination by The One Moment Events
Florals by Shelley’s Floral Enterprise
Other sources, by request
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