How to Plan & Manage Weddings During a Pandemic?
Grand decor, upbeat music, cheerful guests, and a long spread of delicacies are quintessential to a gala wedding. But weddings in 2020 look a lot different thanks to the devastating Coronavirus pandemic. While some couples have decided to postpone their weddings, some others wish to go ahead and tie the knot.
As a famous quote goes, ‘a wedding doesn’t have to be expensive or extravagant, it must be memorable’. During such a pandemic situation, this quote becomes a perfect mantra for couples as well as wedding planners. With innovation and a flexible attitude, they can plan their big day in a beautiful way.
We have put together a list of ideas, Dos and Don’ts to help you navigate a perfect micro wedding planning that doesn’t compromise the fun, celebration, or safety.
Understand the guidelines:
Organizing a wedding during the Covid-19 pandemic is like uncharted waters for everyone. The best place to get started is to understand the guidelines put out by the government authorities regarding wedding ceremonies. We have been cautioned against having a large gathering and to prioritize the safety of every attendee. So, it’s time to reimagine your wedding structure in a way that abides with the new norms and rules.
Reimagine your trousseau and tux
Yes, your wedding ensemble means the world to you. But given the pandemic situation, you should consider opting for a lighter, less poofy bridal dress than usual as it would be more contextual with a smaller setup and wedding. Some creative designers are offering to craft a customized facemask that will perfectly match with your trousseau or tux.
Reimagine your guestlist
It is clear that due to Covid-19, you cannot invite all those hundreds of people who were initially on your guest list. So downsize your guest list to a few close family members and friends only and plan a smaller ceremony. Follow the new norms very sincerely to limit the spread of the coronavirus. We are sure that you would not want to put anyone’s health at risk.
Now that you know who will be attending your wedding, it is of utmost importance to look after their safety. Along with all the standard arrangements like hand sanitizer, thermal scanning, and social distancing, special attention should be given to hygiene. Local wedding planners can arrange for a few staff members to maintain overall hygiene right from the catering area to the stage and the washrooms.
Reimagine the ceremony
Covid-19 pandemic has even changed the way we know wedding ceremonies. The one who administers the wedding needs to be extra cautious about the arrangements during the ceremony. Choose open-air venues and opt for well-spaced out table arrangements which could help people maintain physical distance. Seat less guests per table so that there is enough distance between each person. Also, the bride and the groom should not be surrounded by their loved ones, but rather maintain some distance. Besides this, virtual weddings are a hot trend, breaking Covid-19 restrictions yet allowing all your dear ones to be a part of the ceremony.
Reimagine your photoshoot
How can we imagine a wedding photoshoot with social distancing? It’s possible but it needs a bit of planning. Share your photoshoot ideas with your wedding photographer and allow him to go creative. Your family members, bride’s maids, and the best men can stand in a formation rather than a group. A few quirky props, landscapes, and editing tricks can help capture the most adorable snaps.
Support a purpose
You might end up saving a huge chunk of your wedding budget thanks to a micro wedding. You can consider using some of that amount to contribute to a charity. Extending a helping hand to those who have been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic can add a deeper meaning to your wedding and makes this new beginning a lot sweeter.
If you have been feeling a little low about how Covid-19 has cast a shadow over your wedding day, it’s time to stop wallowing. We have shown you that with a bit of planning, redesigning and reimagining, you can have an absolutely joyful wedding.