Wedding planners get creative during pandemic

Posted at 5:05 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 15:33:04-04

NEW YORK — The wedding season of 2020 has been like no other with couples postponing their big day or turning to technology to tie the knot.

Sulabh Mehta proposed to Megan Glynn in March.

“It was a very sweet moment and you know, a lot of crying on my end,” Glynn remembered.

Two days later New York State began to shut down due to coronavirus concerns.

“Fortunately or unfortunately we have all the time in the world to plan our wedding,” Mehta told PIX11 News.

Glynn isn’t just planning her own big day, she’s also a wedding concierge helping other brides now rethink their walk down the aisle.

For brides looking to push fall and winter weddings back to 2021, Glynn says to be thorough.

“First check your contracts and make sure that you understand what the cancellation processes are for all of your vendors,” she said.

Glynn and Mehta chose their wedding venue in Connecticut after a virtual tour and Glynn will try on wedding dresses in the comfort of her apartment. Companies including BHLDN, Brideside and Danielle Frankel will ship wedding gown samples.

Queens wedding planner Diana Lin says couples who don’t want to postpone their ceremonies can use technology and programs like Zoom to hold virtual ceremonies and receptions.

"Fulfilling everybody’s dream of having an engagement photoshoot or some sort of wedding related photography” could even involve drones, she said.