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How to celebrate your Wedding during COVID?
Date: 10th January 2021 | Author: Kathryn Scarlett | Reading Time: 5 minutes
So 2021 is upon us and here in the UK we are still not back to anything really resembling normal, but as always the festive period is a popular time to pop the question. Which means that there are more of you lovely couples looking to celebrate your love and get married. With tough restrictions across the globe in both the wedding and the travel industry, which makes wedding planning, including deciding when to get married more difficult. So today grab a drink, weather that be cup or tea or a cheeky glass of bubbly and take a look at the suggestions on what you can do to celebrate your love.
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Have a intimate Micro Wedding !
Personally, I think that intimate celebrations are a simply beautiful way to tell your love story. With a smaller guest list it enables you to have; more control over who attends, more budget to focus on the details (creating an even more unique experience for you and your guests), a much more relaxed day, as it allows you to focus on your partner and nearest and dearest. Of course above all it means you can be married to one another sooner.
Just because your guest numbers will be smaller doesn’t mean you will be lacking or that you have to settle for anything beside that cut back. You can still have all of the love, joy and happiness that you have always dreamt of for your wedding…
And of course when the pandemic has calmed down, you can have a party for everyone at a later date!
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Of course if you do truly want to wait out the pandemic to allow more guests to be there on your wedding that is completely up to you. But if you are too excited to delay some form of celebration I have a couple of methods that will allow you to celebrate your engagement in style
Have an intimate dinner party at home for two .
So you’re engaged you’ve called up everyone on in your contacts and let them know the exciting news, then you pause and it sinks in that planning the wedding is the next step… Perfect. Normally this would be all go go go, but in the current circumstances there is a bit of a lul, trying to pick a date that we hope is a time of normality isn’t as easy in practice.
Now, I encourage you to keep pushing forward with your plans, but pause look around at suppliers and immerse yourself in their ideas and creative brilliance. Doing this will make you want it all sooner rather than waiting, so reach out to these suppliers; order a table centerpiece or bouquet from that florist you love, stream music from that musician you want at your wedding and contact the caterer who’s food looks insane and see if they can do a postal tasting menu and make on occasion of it!
If you want to make this even more special then order a set of vow books from that beautiful stationary designer, and write your own personalised vows and read them to one another. It will be a night or day that you will always treasure, of that I assure you.
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Plan a Pre-Honeymoon
Okay I know, right now in the UK this isn’t really possible given the tires and potential third lockdown, however this will lift, and likely so before international travel becomes the norm again. My go to feel good film is ‘Letters To Juliet’ and that is what has sparked this suggestion, in the film Sophie and her fiance go to Verona ahead of their wedding rather than after.
With the current climate many of you may be waiting a for wedding guest numbers to be increased or even while for venue availability (as we have last year re-bookings too) this could be something to plan and look forward too ahead of your wedding day. Whether you decide to splurge on an exotic trip or have a low-key (but still romantic) staycation her on British soil, it will be an unforgettable memory for the two of you to share, and also break up the waiting game a little.
So weather your having an intimate wedding celebration or making time to spoil yourselves and add extra romance to your post engagement time, make sure you are happy and not letting the environment around you dampen your joy. If there is anything I can do to help you in this process please get in touch, I would love to chat!
Love Katy xx