Your Wedding and the Pandemic Pivot
In the wake of our global pandemic, many of you feel like your dream wedding will be just that—a dream. We’ve had client discussions about microweddings, minimonies, and sequel weddings as we’ve all attempted the pandemic pivot. (It almost sounds like a line dance.) Our industry is suffering right alongside you as couples decide to postpone their big day until we return to our new normal. We understand the dilemma; the struggle to move forward with uncertainties in place is real.
But for some couples, postponement isn’t the right option. Many of you have work changes, moves, leases and other commitments that preclude you from putting your life on hold until who-knows-when. It’s time to move forward . . . but how?
Make it a Micro! Slash your guest list to 50 or fewer and you’ll find freedom in moving forward with the wedding of your dreams. Microweddings are intimate and personal, affording couples the opportunity to add macro-bucks back in the bank account.
Savor the Splurge! With a lighter guest list, you’ll be able to cut back on a lot of expenses. We love seeing couples use this opportunity to splurge. Offer your guests a three-course-dinner in lieu of a buffet or treat guests to top-shelf libations. Swap out your DJ for a local band or splurge on centerpieces. Looking for a clever way to let guests know where to sit? Treat them to sip to their seat with a glass of champagne that features table numbers or place cards. With fewer guests in attendance, you’ll be able to afford those special splurges you pinned to Pinterest years ago.
Play with Personality! There’s never been a better time make it your own. The more you lean into wedding elements that may feel out-of-place during coronavirus, the more you’ll normalize them. We encourage wedding couples to play with personality—offer guests personalized hand sanitizer, arrange for guests to wear masks that match your wedding aesthetic, or create a satellite station with personalized gloves to keep the fun moving along.
If you’d like to chat about moving forward with your summer wedding, contact us to learn how together, we’ll bring your dream wedding to life! Click here to connect with us.