How can I celebrate my wedding during a pandemic?
Updated: Dec 7, 2020
There is no way around it, Covid-19 is here for the time being. It has affected every one of us and no doubt any upcoming plans we may have. Sadly, most have chosen to cancel their events until there are less restrictions. First let me say, Thank you to all who are taking this seriously and doing your part!
Fortunately, there are safe options if you choose to continue with your plans! You might need to make adjustments, such as the number of guests and how you feed them, so let the creativity flow! Welcome boxes filled with hand sanitizer, masks, favors and other knick-knacks will likely replace the welcome bags of the past for some couples, according to The Knot. It may not all be ideal but we can make the best of it.
The rise of the microwedding
There is much to consider when leaving the house in 2020. So the stress that comes with gathering together for an event can become overwhelming! Do not fear! There are safe options as long as we can all work together, and follow distancing requests. You may not be able to slide onto a packed dance floor, rubbing elbows with friends and family alike, but you can find a way to make the best of it. Tent weddings, outside dances, and riverside bars are definitely going to be on the rise. You should expect a more simplified and reduced wedding experience in the near future; Many will benefit from this. Smaller guest lists require less planning, reducing the stress of your big day, allowing for more quality time with those you love.
The virtual wedding is a fun twist to this idea. Couples can send their video link instead of physical invitations, allowing for unlimited capacity at their event. You can still plan your ideal service, and everybody can be involved.
The death of the BUFFET
The death of the buffet is an imminent disappointment we may have trouble accepting, but it is for the best. Gone are the days of standing in long lines stacking your plate with anything and everything that catches your eye. Now the upside of this, of course, is the opportunity to get creative with your meal plan! Food Trucks, fancy plated dinners, or something as simple as a premade sack lunch are great alternatives. Some couples are even skipping the dinner and moving straight to the good stuff! I mean we’re adults, so why not have cake for dinner?!
The grand honeymoon you had planned will have to be put on hold, but that doesn't mean you can’t have a grand adventure with the love of your life! The idea behind a “nanomoon” is to center your trip around local attractions either near home, or your wedding location. Road trips through national parks, historic routes, or wine country are great places to start. Camping, glamping, and waterside cabins are currently the most popular accommodations, and for very clear reasons! Jump online and see what you can find in the area. Make the most out of each stop, as the journey makes the destination that much sweeter.
Times may be hard, but don’t let that stop you from celebrating life! There are many safe options should you choose to go through with your wedding. Speak with your loved ones for ideas and suggestions if you find yourself unsure. People are getting crafty in these times; Unlock your creative side. You might just surprise yourself!