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Although many couples are choosing to postpone their weddings, there are a few alternative options for those who would like to hold their wedding during the pandemic. Keeping you and your guests as safe as possible while still allowing the celebration to commence, takes a little extra planning to make sure there is nothing left to chance.
Here are four pandemic wedding options to consider.
A live-streamed wedding could include the couple, the officiant, and a few immediate family members or friends, while your guests join via video from the comfort and safety of their own home. Though this options keep everyone physically distant, it is still a thoughtful way to keep family and friends close to you during such a special moment. You can absolutely still include flowers, formal attire (or not), and dancing. DJs are to offering virtual mixing services for couples wanting a dance party in their living room!
A small, intimate gathering with 50 or fewer people, including any vendors and staff. The entire event can be live streamed for those who are not in attendance. A micro wedding during the pandemic could include a small ceremony with formal photos after, and a mini reception complete with the couple's introduction and first dance, a cake cutting,
optional dinner and a grand exit.
Hold your event outdoors and include lawn games, keeping the event in a low risk setting.
Multi - Celebration
A micro wedding, or live streamed wedding now with a full celebration the following year is a great option for those wishing to keep their original wedding date or at least the original year.. For an extra special touch, hold your big celebration on your 1 year anniversary!
The best option for those not wanting to deal with pandemic style requirements, is to postpone their wedding until the pandemic is under control. Creating a postponement checklist and game plan is essential in making the transition smooth and understandable for all your guests. Gold Anchor Weddings and Design can help with all of this.
Always check with your state and local government for specific guidelines and restrictions regarding COVID-19.
Important reminder for rescheduling your wedding. . .
Yes, vendors will likely have a rescheduling fee to secure your booking for the new date even during a pandemic. Couples are rebooking celebrations once, and sometimes two or three times due to the uncertainty surround the global health crisis. With so many postponements likely to still happen, expected to pay a rescheduling fee to secure the new date with each of your vendors. Some vendors are able to waive this fee, but it is completely at the discretion of your vendor. I advise my clients to anticipate paying a rescheduling fee, and be happily surprised if it is not required!