It goes without saying that last year changed many plans, weddings included. “Save-the-Dates” quickly turned into “Change-of-Dates” drinking wine at 3pm became all too acceptable (because living with your fiancee AND working from home AND having to reschedule your wedding multiple times is just all too much to bear without a drink) and being a #covidbride brought camaraderie to millions of women all over the world going through the same devastating thing but learning to laugh it off.
Through it all, couples learned to embrace change through creativity, resourcefulness, and that all-too-familiar word ~ pivoting.
The need to adapt became more + more apparent as the year went on, but it was refreshing to see couples all over the world taking things in stride.
It’s a new year, but we are still very much learning to live in this pandemic era, and adapting to our “new normal”. From a wedding standpoint, we are happy to share that couples are still getting married! It’s different, no doubt, but being adaptable is one of the biggest strengths one can have. Today we’re sharing today some new + fun ideas to try incorporating if you’re planning a #covidwedding because hey ~ you may as well make the most of it.
Here’s to another year of breaking tradition + making moments that will last well beyond this pandemic!
(All photos are from some of our favorite microweddings of 2020!)
Creative + Fun Invites
As guest lists become shorter, there’s been a greater focus on details like wedding invites. A recent spin on traditional invites has been funny invites and welcome boxes! You can curate boxes to your wedding’s theme and send them out to your guests or have them available as take-home care packages. Along with some care items like hand sanitizer and face masks, some fun add-ins include small snacks and drinks along with personal touches. Pop in your updated wedding invite and you’re good to go!
From backyard weddings to beach or desert venues, outdoor weddings are in! These options can help promote a safe environment by keeping things open and airy. With the addition of details like fairy lights and floral arches (that double as wedding ceremony and reception photo ops!), the entire day will feel magical. The best news: small and intimate outdoor weddings can be significantly more affordable while never skimping on quality.
Small Bites + Drinks
Charcuterie boards, picnic baskets, and mini cakes – oh my! Guest lists aren’t the only thing getting smaller this year, the food is too. A move away from buffet-style meals and one toward smaller bites and drinks can be just as yummy with food truck options and more. Charcuterie boards are great for aesthetically pleasing snacking while picnic baskets make for a great to-go meal. Couples are also opting for single-tier and cupcakes versus expensive multi-tier cakes. The possibilities are endless!
DIY decor and mismatched seating make for a memorable and fun take on cost-saving and social distancing decisions. (Not to mention the super cute grown-up Alice in Wonderland feel). Taking time to create your own table settings or nameplates for assigned seating and picking out unique, cozy furniture for the ceremony to reception will make for fun memories not to be forgotten. You can also have fun customizing “pod seating” for extra comfort and safety.
Eventually, travel will look more like it used to pre-pandemic, but in the meantime, newlyweds can have fun celebrating their new lives together exploring nearby gems.