Coronavirus has changed the world as we know it. Many industries have been shaken, with the wedding industry being one of the pandemic's hardest hits. Still, despite thousands of weddings being altered, Zoom'd, postponed, or canceled, we'd like to think that love will always find a way. While weddings may look a little different for the next while, there are many ways to still make your big day all that you dreamed it would be. Plus, we all need something to celebrate
As you can imagine, a 3-day destination wedding, packed dancefloors, and a 200 plus guest list are probably off the cards for now. Instead, you'll need to limit numbers and incorporate things like hand-sanitizing stations and socially distanced tables. Don't be despondent. We promise with a little more planning and little extra finesse, and you'll still be able to pull off an extraordinary (and safe!) wedding for your loved ones. Below, we take a look at how weddings will be changing post-Covid.
Embrace Live Streaming
Whether it's via Zoom, Facebook Live, or FaceTime, you may need to embrace live streaming if you're getting married. By live streaming, you can limit your number of actual guests at your wedding. This allows those overseas to feel part of your big day still. Many companies are adapting their business models for virtual weddings if you choose to have a complete virtual wedding. You can send your guests wedding cake, drop-ship flowers to your door, and have your guests entertained by live musicians.
Think about a Weekday Wedding
With all the postponed weddings of 2020, it's safe to say 2021 and 2022 will be jam-packed with weddings. Couples will snap up popular dates quickly, which means your favorite Texas wedding venues may be booked up over most weekends. Before you panic, a weekday wedding can be just as fun. And, sometimes weekday wedding receptions and ceremonies can be more affordable too.
Meet the Micro Ceremonies
The wedding catchphrase of the year, like the name suggests, a micro ceremony is a much smaller, more intimate wedding. One positive about the pandemic is that it's a great way to cut down your wedding guest list without feeling guilty about the situation. And, the upside of fewer guests you can spend more of your budget on your dress, food, drinks, or decor.
Bye Bye Buffets
Sadly, big, beautiful buffets are off the table for now. That means help-your-self harvest tables and cheese and charcuterie boards too. Covid-19 is not transferred by the food but rather through respiratory droplets from people in close contact. One contaminated sneeze over the buffet, and things could head south.
Consider a Multipart Wedding
Taking the lead from celebs, many couples are opting for multipart or sequel weddings. Here, the couple will make appearances at several smaller events, where they can mingle with smaller crowds of friends and family members. Another option is a shift wedding, in which guests show up at staggered times. This gives the venue time to sanitize the area between groups and also lets the couple spend more dedicated time with each set of guests.
Contact Us Today
Like we said before, don't let Coronavirus deter you from planning your big day, whenever that may be. It's time to think outside the box and navigate the speed bumps along the way. You've got this!
Are you looking for unique Texas wedding venues? At Hollow Hill, we offer one of the most picturesque rustic wedding venues in Fort Worth. With beautiful gardens, rolling hills, and sylvan woods, you'll have settings and backdrops aplenty. For the ultimate country wedding in 2021, schedule a virtual tour of this hidden gem and call us today.