Should COVID Safety Precautions Be A New Form Of Wedding Etiquette?
Covid-19 has changed the way that every event has taken place in 2020, and it seems likely that it will change the way that many events take place in the future. Of course, these events include weddings and other large celebratory gatherings.
And while it might not be the way that many happy couples thought they would be spending their wedding day, a social distancing wedding is not that difficult. There are so many ways to continue having your wedding day even when considering COVID safety precautions.
Prepare to Postpone
Or course, the issue with something like COVID, is that it can be unpredictable and spikes may arise again. If you are planning a wedding or you are a wedding photographer, food provider or attendee, you must be prepared to postpone or be put on hold at any moment.
This even goes for weddings that are booked in early 2021 there is no way to be sure that those weddings will still go ahead.
Unfortunately, traditionally you would have a bachelorette party in person and a bachelor party in person too! However, in the midst of a pandemic that isn’t always the best option. In order to accommodate any COVID guidelines, you might have to be prepared to have them virtually.
Luckily with things like Zoom and Teams, it’s not so got to have a virtual bachelorette or bachelor party. In fact, many businesses like Sip and Create parties have found a lot of success in holding virtual events.
There are many places online where you can find great information about how you could have a fun online bachelor or bachelorette party.
Coronavirus Suitable Venues
There are still several venues that can work with the restrictions on the number of people in a venue and the distance they must be apart. For example, your back garden is likely one of them. The problem is if your garden space is tiny, only being able to invite your very Nearest and Dearest sometimes this would just literally be your parents or closet friends.
And when it comes to wedding photographer, your photographer will be able to use these spaces well. And you will still have beautiful wedding photos for years to come.
You can even take this to a whole new level and hire a food truck. So that would take care of the catering on the day, and maintain social distancing and safety precautions.
Stream Your Wedding
It is entirely possible to have a small number of people like your wedding photographer, your officiant, and the laptop in the corner! You could set up your wedding as a live stream, so friends and family that are unable to make it due to travel restrictions, or the number of people restrictions could be involved. This is also a great way to ensure that people can still dress up and feel like they have taken part in your special day.
One of the great things is that you can still take virtual tours of wedding venues for use in 2021, giving you a great idea of the size of the space, virtual tours have been a godsend for many people who wish to be married next year.
New Wedding Etiquette
COVID demands that we make specific changes to our dinner plans, and while hopefully nothing gets postponed, there are some things that you can do to make sure that your friends and family are all kept safe while at your wedding.
When it comes to keeping 1.5 possible that you can do some exciting things when it comes to seating arrangements in a venue, it is still entirely possible to have a delicious dinner and carry on a conversation at both distances.
And even easier if you decide to have your meal in your own backyard.
If you find that some people might find the distance difficult, you can ask for marks to be placed on the floor. You could also ask that your wedding photographer maintains the 1.5 to two-meter spaces at all times, they will be able to work with those differences and depth and still create and beautiful wedding the photos for you.
Instead of having everybody required to wear the standard blue masks, you can get some beautiful on theme masks made. You could do something fun like everybody smile and have those printed on the masks, so when it comes to photographing time they could be a fun addition, and this can be quite funny to look at and might bring some joy to the situation.
If that’s not quite something you’d consider, then you can have all of the masks created in one specific colour, giving a unity to the masks. You should also be aware that many governments do recommend that masks are worn in areas where there are multiple people.
Unfortunately, many people will need to pass on their honeymoon due to travel restrictions. But that doesn’t mean that you cannot create something called a “Homeymoon”. A “Homeymoon” is where the happy couple stays home and celebrate their new nuptials. The best thing about it is practically free, and there’s no passport required!
There is something quite exciting happening. Some countries are allowing virtual weddings. Of course, many weddings came to a standstill during Coronavirus, and where required have been postponed.
Some States have signed Executive Order to permit the legality of virtual ceremonies, which makes it entirely possible to obtain a marriage licence online even in the face of a pandemic.
In the case of a virtual wedding, you can still invite a small number of people to your home, and include a wedding photographer! This means people will still be able to join you in with your big day, even though the guest list might just require you to trim back a little bit.
COVID safety precautions should be a new form of wedding etiquette, for the foreseeable future for stop this keep your friends and family safe, but it also ensures that you can still have that beautiful day, albeit with a few a little changes.