If you had big plans to pop the questions or some big wedding plans, you might find yourself rethinking some of this due to the world circumstances! The COVID-19 pandemic has swept in and taken all of us by surprise. Plenty of couples have delayed or changed their plans but the coronavirus doesn’t have to cancel love — you just need to get a bit creative (and boy have my couples been killin it!!!)!
I recently spoke to jewelry retailer Blue Nile to share some advice for planning the perfect proposal during the pandemic!
The main thing you need to consider when planning a proposal during the pandemic is the location. Since many places are closed, I would recommend doing your research and making sure wherever you plan on proposing is still open.
During this time you can get so creative and many of the gorgeous outdoor hikes and overlooks are still open so that’s always an amazing option!! I’d say whatever you do just try to make it meaningful and special to your partner, even during a pandemic, because in the end, it’s all about the love you share with one another!
A lot of people like to do destination proposals, but since travel isn’t really possible at the moment, lots of proposals are happening right in people’s living rooms, which is adorable!
I saw one couple where he was planning to propose on their trip to New York, but couldn’t for obvious reasons, so he cut out poster boards to make the NYC skyline and strung lights everywhere and proposed right in their own home. People are getting so creative and it’s really the cutest, coolest thing!
For those wanting to create a romantic proposal at this time, my top tip is to make it about the two of you and to keep it simple. The outdoors are still open and as gorgeous as ever, so take advantage of that and you won’t go wrong!!
I’d also recommend hiring a professional photographer to document this special time as you want the memories to last forever and I’m sure your partner would greatly appreciate it. It’s always such a beautiful way to share your special moment with family and friends if they can’t physically be there.
As long as it’s meaningful and you add personal touches to make it authentic to who you are as a couple — whether it’s on top of a mountain or in your living room — you really can’t go wrong. Also, lots and lots of string lights are never a bad idea!
Weddings of course are also being postponed, and from my experience with the couples I’ve worked with, about half of people are postponing, and the other half are switching their plans from a big wedding to a small elopement.
Every single one of my brides have been so go with the flow, and the ones who have chosen to elope are looking at this as an opportunity to make the marriage more intimate and just more about the two of them! They have accepted the challenge that everything has brought to them and have made the best of it. I’m continuously in awe and inspired by their strength!
One of my brides told me that, “Because of everything that is going on, we now know what matters most to us, which is the two of us starting our lives together.” I love that!!
Of course this is a very hard time and having to replan your dream wedding is never going to be an easy thing, but many of my brides are now eloping in adventurous, remote locations which have been extremely intimate and amazing to see.
Most of those that are eloping or doing smaller weddings are still planning to have a big party with all of their friends and family at the end of the year, so it really is the best of both worlds!
Whatever you choose to do, just remember that love is still blooming all around us, even during a pandemic and to just follow what feels right for you and your partner :))))
I’ve included a few photos below of some of my EPIC couples who had to change up with wedding plans and instead had the most intimate, romantic adventure elopements! I love all of my couples and am so blessed to be a part of their special day!
If you want to see the full galleries to these amazing elopements then click below!!!
Desert Sunset Elopement in Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ Desert Elopement
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