The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted every industry and all parts of life. Because of the need to social distance, graduations, birthdays, and wedding celebrations have been postponed or canceled.
With the slow reopening of businesses, the question of how to go about getting married during a pandemic arises. Here are a few ways to amend your wedding plans to keep safe while celebrating.
Throwing a Virtual Ceremony
To abide by quarantine regulations, many couples have opted for virtual ceremonies. Getting family and friends together on a video chat to watch the couple tie the knot is a great way to get married while maintaining social distancing.
Who is at the ceremony varies with each couple. Depending on the venue of the wedding and couple’s preferences, it may be just them or the couple plus immediate family.
It would be best to make sure that guests have the ability to log on to your video chat service before the wedding. You can also make it fun by telling people to wear a certain color or challenge them to have the best background.
Getting Married With a Micro Wedding
Micro weddings have begun trending before the pandemic but have grown in popularity this year. A micro wedding is considered 50 people or fewer in attendance, usually immediate family and close friends.
If you’re planning to have your wedding at a venue, it’s essential to double-check how large gatherings you’re permitted to have in your area. These weddings typically fall under those set regulations.
Cutting down your guest list doesn’t mean you have to cut down on the beautiful things you planned to do at your wedding. There are many small wedding ideas that are just as meaningful and beautiful as a larger one.
Because of the pandemic, having a wedding means being flexible. If you still plan to invite your full guest list, you should expect fewer people to attend. Some guests will not feel comfortable being around a large group of people and will decide not to attend. Others will have travel restrictions that can make it hard if they must come from out of town.
Elements like your florals will also be affected. Fresh arrangements can only be made with what is currently available. Depending on how certain countries are affected by Covid-19, the florals you originally picked out may not be available.
It’s also important to keep guests informed about the changes that will affect them. Send a note and update your website on any date, time, or location changes. Also, be clear about what precautions you’re taking and what precautions they should take.
No matter how big or small your wedding is, it’s imperative to follow the guidelines set out by the CDC and WHO. Listen to the advice coming from experts and implement it in your wedding to keep your guests safe and healthy.
Take into account the people who will be working at your wedding as well. Any caterers, chefs, and waiters should also practice the best ways to keep people safe from their end.
You’ll also want to practice excellent hygiene. Having hand sanitizer available for guests, adding extra tables to social distance, and not having a self-serve buffet are some easy changes that will go a long way. And the best way, of course, is to require guests to wear a mask.
Getting married and planning a wedding is stressful on its own without the Coronavirus adding something else to factor in. What is important to remember is that no matter what you choose for your wedding, keep safety and hygiene in mind.