Since the pandemic began, many couples have faced the challenge of whether or not to say “I do” in a small private ceremony, via Zoom or just to hold off. Couples globally are navigating uncharted waters during this ever-evolving scenario proving to be challenging.
Here at Friedman Productions, we know that the rules keep changing. Friedman Productions wants to help keep you, our couples, safe and healthy. We are here for you through the ups and downs of planning your wedding during COVID-19. We will continue to provide updates on what the rules and regulations are.
For now, take a look at some ideas for how you can throw the perfect COVID-19 intimate and budget-friendly wedding. Be sure to feel free to reach out with any questions as we would love to help!
Small Wedding Now, Big Party Later
Many couples are planning a small and intimate wedding now with the idea that next spring and summer they will throw a huge bash with all their family and friends.
Regardless of where you live, think about an outdoor venue for your wedding, that has an option for a tent in case of rain. Plan for between 25-50 guests that can be spaced socially distant apart. This way you have your closest friends and family around when you say “I Do” and then start saving for that big bash next spring/summer.
Our idea, celebrate your one year anniversary with a big party that everyone you would have wanted around on your wedding day can attend. You can have all the fixings you would normally have at your wedding, just make it an anniversary party instead!
As we all know, to get legally married you need a marriage license. Well, now when you go to apply for one you can also set a date at the courthouse to be married as well. This option provides a quick and easy way for you to keep that special date you had always planned and focus on the big blowout party you will throw later on.
Some couples are electing to keep it themselves and their officiant and have everyone else attend virtually. This way you don’t have to single anyone out to attend, or not attend, and can just invite everyone at a later date to celebrate.
This is a great option if you are looking to get married on your scheduled date and want to ensure all your loved ones can attend in some form or another.
Times of uncertainty doesn’t mean times without happiness. Whatever you choose for your special day should be exactly what you want it to be. Even if it may be with a few fewer people, or postponed until next year. And remember, if you have guests at your wedding providing branded hand sanitizer and masks is a special touch anyone will appreciate it.
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