COVID-19 has certainly thrown wedding planning a major curve ball…but lucky for you, we have amazing wedding pros ready to help! For this blog series, we’ve asked our partners to share their expert knowledge, actionable tips, and words of wisdom on what engaged couples can do right now to help you plan your upcoming wedding. Be sure to tune back in for more advice!

Today’s tip comes from Melissa Oretta, owner of All Dolled Up Beauty + Bridal:

Remember: You Still Get Your Marry Your Love

“Keep your eye on the most important prize—you are going to be marrying your best friend! Nothing can stop that! I think it’s also important that brides who are planning don’t put it on hold because right now things are changing at what feels like every minute. If you have your eye on a specific vendor you really want to be a part of your big day, reach out to them and lock them in!”








Thanks, Melissa! Check out All Dolled Up Beauty + Bridal to find out more about their services!

Get more expert advice in our Real Weddings Magazine Planning in the Age of COVID-19 blog post series!

Top photos credits:
Venue: Old Sugar Mill
Photographer: James Young Photography
Videographer: JB Wedding Photography
Hair and Makeup for Christina: All Dolled Up Beauty + Bridal
On Christina (left photo)—Gown: The Clothes Mine; Earrings: Macy’s; Headpiece and Bracelet: Adora by Simona; Bouquet: The Party Concierge
On Christina (right photo)—Gown: De La Rosa’s Bridal & Tuxedo; Earrings: My Trendy Trailer; Bracelets: Satya Jewelry; Bouquet: Placerville Flowers on Main

From our “Sugar Rush” photo shoot series. See more here.