In this article we are going to discuss Wedding Planning Ideas No One Thought of Before Covid 19. Wedding planning is time-consuming and takes up all the energy of the bride and groom. Since the beginning of time, planning a wedding has been the same for everyone. Yes, the expenses might fluctuate, but every wedding has a few basic things.
However, planning a wedding took a turn when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. Couples who scheduled their weddings for 2020 and 2021 were forced to postpone the dates, renegotiate the vendor contracts, and go through their guest list to decrease the number of people who they want on their special day.
The pandemic has affected so many things, and wedding planning is one of them. There is no way to know when we can go back to planning weddings as we used to before coronavirus broke out. During the pandemic, the process of planning a wedding has completely changed.
These are some incredibly creative wedding planning ideas we have seen as a result of the pandemic restrictions:
- A Drive-In Movie Wedding!
Couples around the world have seen their weddings getting postponed as the wedding venues shut their doors for events. Countries have imposed strict rules for indoor activities to curb the spread of coronavirus, which has resulted in a significant downfall for the wedding industry.
However, fret not! Instead of having an indoor wedding, you can have a drive-in move wedding with your closest family and friends! You can have your ceremony projected on a big screen, and your guests can watch you and your significant other getting married from a safe distance. And for food? You can get fast food delivered to you with wine and voila! You have a wedding amid a pandemic.
- Get Your Wedding Catering Delivered!
Couples have planned their weddings in unique ways during the pandemic. Even though the virus dampened their plans, couples around the world did not let it stop them from celebrating the happy occasion with their loved ones.
Because of the pandemic, many catering businesses have started delivering wedding dinners straight to the guest’s doors. Just because they couldn’t be with you physically for the wedding does not mean they do not get to be a part of it at all. Your guests can now join in on your big day with the part of the wedding dinner being delivered to their homes.
- Mask Up!
The most sold item during this pandemic has probably been the face mask. With so much demand for face masks, people got creative with them and started making patterned and colorful ones.
In the past year, numerous brides and grooms have worn masks to their weddings to follow the standard operating procedures for the pandemic. But, to add the extra element of fun and glam to it, couples around the world matched their face masks to their wedding dresses, and it added excitement to their special day. Wearing wedding face masks is now in fashion.
- Socially Distant Seating
In some states of America, outdoor weddings are still allowed. However, there is a limit to the number of people you can invite to your wedding. Even though outdoor weddings are allowed, social distancing rules are still being implemented.
You can have the wedding ceremony while following the COVID-19 SOPs and organize a socially distant seating arrangement for your guests. Space out the seating arrangement by placing chairs further away and requesting your guests to wear face masks. Your loved ones can attend your special day and still be keeping themselves safe from any harm.
- Have a Virtual Wedding!
Over the past year, we have gotten used to hearing the word “Zoom” quite a bit. It has helped us work and study from home and stay connected with our loved ones. Because weddings and certain other events were the first ones to get banned by the government, couples soon had to find other ways to get their loved ones involved in their happy day.
Virtual weddings were all the rage during the past year. Couples had all of their guests join in on the wedding online via video call. It made even the special occasions of the couples memorable forever as their loved ones somehow managed to be a part of their moment.
- Tailgate Weddings
Planning a wedding the tailgate-style has been trending the past year. Have your guest list tailgate your car, and you have a car parade reception! This keeps the social distancing guidelines in place and makes for the most exciting, fun wedding ever! Tailgate weddings indeed have a way of bringing joy upon everyone involved in the wedding, even during such difficult times.
- Have a Backyard Wedding
Even though it is not something new, backyard weddings have been common during the pandemic. It allows the couple’s family and friends to be a part of their special day. The couple also gets to decorate their venue themselves and save a significant sum of money. Who knew weddings could be this inexpensive too?
The wedding is one of the most memorable days of a person’s life. And the process of planning a wedding can be tiring and time-consuming, but it is still one of the most exciting times couples experience. Wedding planning always involves the couple’s journey in some way or the other. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, couples worldwide were forced to either postpone their wedding or change the way they originally planned it.
However, during such challenging times, people chose to find their happiness and not let the pandemic disrupt their marriage plans. We have seen some magical, creative, and exciting ways people planned their wedding throughout the previous year.
The ideas mentioned above never crossed our minds before the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with no clear idea about the future and when the world will go back to its usual self, these wedding planning ideas bring some joy and excitement in our lives, and with them, we learn not to lose hope during such trying times.