Top Tips for how to plan a 2021 Wedding in the middle of Covid-19

We appreciate that this will inevitably be a stressful period for any wedding whether your wedding has been rearranged or not. However, as always, we are here with some tips to try and help you in this situation. We’ve even found some possible silver linings to come out of all this. If any couple needs advice or just a chat whether you have booked with us or not, we are always here to help just drop us a message!


Use your time to create your own decorations: You might find that self-isolating or being on lockdown gives you more time on your hands. Why not try using Pinterest to help create a mood board or to teach yourself how to make your own decorations, wedding favours or invitations – use the time to your advantage.



Book your Suppliers: Due to so many weddings are being postponed until 2021, suppliers are now being booked up quicker than ever. If your wedding has been rearranged, try to contact your original suppliers as quickly as you can to ensure they are still available for your new date. Alternatively, if your wedding was already originally booked for 2021 and you had your eye on your dream supplier, make sure you contact them quickly as well before their diary becomes fully booked with rearranged weddings



Virtual Tours/video calls and see if they can send samples in the post: Physical meetings might not be possible due to the current situation. However virtual meetings and calls are still possible. If you want to visit your venue again to gather decoration ideas, ask them if they can give you a virtual tour instead. Alternatively, some suppliers might be able to send you samples of their products to try at home before making the decision to book them i.e. cake samples, fabric samples, or they could send photos/videos of their work to you. You can test out your entire wedding from the comfort of your own sofa.


Create your own wedding website: You will probably want to keep in contact with all of your friends and family to update them with any changes to your wedding. Creating a wedding website is an easy way to update them all in one place. You could even include a feature to video chat with your friends and family and also potentially your suppliers – we have a great contact for Web Design if you want a hand with setting your website up.



Follow Hair/Make-Up Tutorials: Make up or hair trials might not be possible if you are in isolation. Try following different make-up artist’s or hair dresser’s social media pages or their websites to see if they do tutorial videos to help you figure out what hair or make up style you would like on your day.


Potential change of wedding season: If you have had to rearrange your wedding date, your new date might take place in a new season of the year than what you had originally planned. This could mean that you might want to reconsider your colour scheme or food choices. If you are now having a summer wedding instead of early spring, you may want to hold filed games or other summer entertainment like a bouncy castle. Alternatively, you might now have a winter wedding date. (We have some helpful winter wedding tips on our Winter Wedding Blog if you need any advice). You might even want to change your first dance song to something more up to date with your new wedding date.



More time to save: There are still positives to come out of this situation. One of those might be the extra time you now have to plan your wedding. The extra time might even take a bit of stress off any wedding payments you might have to make. You may even be able to save more money to spend on those additional touches that your budget couldn’t stretch to for your original wedding date.



Reprinting Invitations:You may need to consider if you had already had your save the dates or invitations made with your original date on, they might need to be reprinted with your new date on.


Updated Guest List: If your rearranged date isn’t for another year, you may need to consider that your guest list and therefore your table plan may need to be updated. You may find that people aren’t able to attend anymore or alternatively you may have new guests who you would like to invite.



Dress/Suit Fittings: If you have already found your dress/bridesmaids dresses or suits, then you might need another fitting closer to your new wedding date to make room for any necessary alterations.

Kind Words


"We had our wedding at Thief Hall and it was perfect right down to the last detail. The entire team at Thief Hall are amazing! Thank you so much for an unforgettable weekend!”
- Wayne & Louise Morton

“We have had the most wonderful time here, celebrating our wedding! Everyone has been fantastic and the cottages are utterly stunning; everyone of our family and friends loved it. Thank you so much for making our wedding so special!”
- Danielle & Steven Bell

“I don't know where to start!! The most perfect venue for our wedding! A total blank canvas to work with and so much scope to make your wedding personal!”
- Lizzie James

“What can we say! Jess and Phil are outstanding! The attention to detail, support and service from the day we booked 18 months ago right up until now has been faultless.”
- Dan & David Whitelock

“OMG! Me and Ollie have had the best wedding ever, you have made it just perfect. Jess and the team, we could not have asked for more. Thank you se very much from the bottom of our hearts. All of our love and thanks xx”
- Ollie & Chelsie Anderson

“To Jessica, Katy and all the amazing team, Thank you so much for all of your help to make our wedding day so special! You helped everything flow so smoothly and couldn’t have been more helpful and attentive. All our guests loved a Cottages and it made such a difference celebrating with everyone together all weekend. Thief Hall is a really stunning venue and you and the team do an amazing job making the wedding is truly spectacular for everyone. Thank you for all your hard work”
- Caroline and Paul

“To Hannah and Jess, Thank you very much for everything. Our wedding couldn’t have gone any smoother, there wasn’t a single hair out of place you were amazing. Everyone of our guests complimented on the venue and the way everything was arranged and organised. This weekend has just been magical. We are both still on cloud nine. It has been a photo of a wedding from start to finish. A big massive thank you to Jessica, you are a dream. You have made this weekend the happiest of our entire life. You are a superstar, Hannah, you looked after Stevie and I from start to finish, we couldn’t have asked for a better wedding planner. You kept me calm throughout the day and always check that we had everything in hand. Once again thank you for the special weekend/wedding day XXX”
- Debbie and Stevie

“Jessica and all in the amazing team at Thief Hall, what can we say? Thank you so much for an amazing weekend. Our wedding was everything we dreamed of and more. You guys were amazing from start to finish & we can't thank you enough. For such a popular venue with weddings more weekends and mid-weeks you do everything to make the bride and groom feel so special. There were so many extra thoughtful touches that made the weekend so special. Jess, You are some kind of wizard in keeping the day running so smoothly and thinking of things that we completely over looked. Our guests had the best day yesterday and those staying in the cottages and glamping tents all said how wonderful everything was. The welcome hampers are a lovely touch. We can't wait to come back and perhaps have a slightly more relaxed stay!  Thank you SO SO much!!!!”
- Gavin and Helen

“Thank you so much for all the hard-work over the last 9 months and for always being there for us with any query or question we had! This weekend has been a dream come true (a wacky very colourful dream but a dream of ours!) and your "blank canvas" made the perfect backdrop for it all to take place! From dropping of car loads on the Thursday to supporting us on the Friday, from stealthily making out day run like clockwork to allowing us to stay an extra night on the Sunday to enjoy the beautiful sunset! you guys have all been amazing! We thank you all a million times over!”
- Sam and Will

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