23 Jan Intimate Weddings
Intimate Wedding due to COVID – What to expect
2021 has arrived… and the hopes and dreams of couples who didn’t want an intimate wedding due to COVID ruining their 2020 plans are waiting in the wings for good news this year. January has thrown a spanner in the works somewhat. Things may not be looking anymore hopeful right now than they were a few months ago due to lockdown.
To Wed or Not to Wed in 2021…?
I understand that some of the sparkle has been dulled with planning for a wedding during these uncertain times. But, whether you decide to postpone for a 2nd, 3rd or even 4th time to have the day you’ve always dreamed of, or are tired of waiting for COVID rules to be over and decide to forge on with planning an intimate wedding, YOU WILL GET MARRIED!
I was fortunate enough to perform at my first wedding since February 2020 back in December. It was an intimate ceremony of 15 only due to COVID rules, and it honestly wasn’t anything less than beautiful. The ceremony ran exactly the same as any other wedding I have performed at. The only difference was the bride and groom leaving the room to sign the register. Guests wore clear visors so everyone’s warm and wonderful faces were clear to see. The photographer made good use of having the couple all to himself after the ceremony and took some wonderful pictures. Sure to become long lasting treasured memories. Even though the guests couldn’t celebrate with a drinks or evening reception they were able to stay socially distanced at the venue. They even enjoyed watching the couple’s first dance before departing. It was the true essence of intimate, where every guest felt fully involved. Every guest was able to congratulate the newlyweds and wish them happiness on their journey in to married life.
I’ll be reviewing a full run down of the day in my next ‘real weddings’ blog post.
How can I make my intimate COVID wedding special?
If you are eager to be married and want to forge ahead there are lots of options to make the day super special. Live streaming the ceremony has become popular, along with couples opting to have a super intimate wedding now and planning a big party to celebrate a few years down the line. Don’t forget suppliers aren’t included in the guest numbers, so live music can still be a big part of your small celebration. Keep can up to date with the latest Government wedding guidelines here.
There is no right or wrong answer on what to do (if only there were!) so weigh up your pros and cons and forge ahead in whatever way suits your future dreams and goals. One day you’ll be able to put a ring on it and sign on the dotted line whether that be this year with close family and friends or several years down the line with a huge guest list. Come back and check out my blog posts for more wedding planning help.
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Author – Lucy Harvey – Vocalist & Saxophonist
Currently losing my mind with home schooling and binge watching ‘Below Deck’ to get me through these tough times!