I understand you as a former bride. I know the last thing you want is feeling anxious about what to do with your dream wedding. Or if you can have any weddings at all.
So here from me. (Or hear from me again if you are my subscriber and already read this from my email.)
WEDDINGS ARE NOT GOING AWAY.
And you will still have the wedding that you deserve.
There are many new policies to consider. Many things won’t be the same as in the weddings you have been to. Many things are changing all the times. So it’s only natural that the way we do weddings are also evolving.
Here are the summary of the important changes:
- Most important: vendors and venues offer disinfection services
- Plan your spaces with 1.5 meters distance
- Wedding ceremonies may be simplified or shortened
- Small and micro weddings will be more and more popular
- Catering staffs will be preparing your meals for you instead of the normal self-served services
- Couples and guests should wear protective equipment with the exception for meal times and ceremonies
Once we have explored what is required in the new-normal weddings, let me tell you a few more things about them. They can be meaningful and memorable for you and your beloved guests. And will still leave a long-lasting impression.
They are good news for you, especially if you dream of the wonderful day to be your true self with the people you love, not what the society expects. These are the positive changes for modern, valued-focused wedding couples.
Enjoying Your Quality Time
New-normal weddings require couples to reduce their guest lists as social distancing policy is in place. If you are already a fan of the intimate celebrations, having a small or micro wedding will be a great fit for you.
By having less than 100 guests, you can spend more time to talk to your friends and families, sit down to eat your delicious meals, and really enjoy your celebrations without hopping around in rush from one table to another during the many hours of the event.
Smaller weddings also help you keep your spaces safe and clean with social distancing policy in place. You invite only those you know and truly know you. They are familiar with one another or likely to get along with each other. Then the seating arrangement is easy to manage.
Saving More Money
In this economics, it’s a wise decision to prioritize what you need for your wedding and spend your budget on them accordingly. You don’t need to pay for what you don’t need.
You don’t want the cake? Don’t order it and put aside this money to your honeymoon fund instead!
Don’t see why you should have a stiff backdrop for group pictures? Let’s cut it off from your budget and hire a talent photographer who can capture candid moments no matter where you are in the event.
Choose what really important for you. Then pay for them. And pay for them generously!
Getting Creative and Sustainable
What comes together with the new-normal weddings is freedom. Many wedding businesses have been pivoting and coming up with new offers to serve our clients in this ever-changing situation. So personalization is a big deal.
Besides saving money, you also get to be so much more playful with your event.
Choose a colorful dress instead of a pricy, puffy gown. Encourage your guests to wear what they want, instead of buying random attires they would never get to wear again. Rent your props and restyle them instead of buying new items and throw them away the next day.
The list goes on when it comes to what you can do to have a fun and sustainable wedding.
Celebrating Real Values
So what new-normal weddings really mean for you? To me, they are the perfect subtle alternatives of saying “cut the crap.” I believe weddings are the celebrations of your love, your stories, and your shared values, not the day of just showing off.
It’s time you stop spending loads of our money on what people say you should have. Cancel the toxic pressure of impressing people who don’t know you.
And say no to creating more wastes and destroy the environment.
Weddings can be meaningful and sustainable. They can present who you truly are and what you truly care about. More importantly, they can celebrate values and the positive changes you want to make in the world and the society.
Wonders & Weddings is a member of the Sustainable Wedding Movement and a certified LGBTQ-inclusive wedding professional by Equally Wed. It is my purpose to create meaningful and equally-celebrated weddings for my couples.
If you feel like your wedding can be so much more than a splendid single-day of party, learn more about humanist weddings and join for a free consultation call to start planning your “wedding with values” with me.