Do we need this “new normal” in the wedding industry? Today I have two real brides-to-be stories and later some solutions for you all. Let’s start with Linda:
Me with my July wedding yet in the air. But we’re still doing it, whether we are allowed to have 10, 50, or 100 guests. The venue is (understandably) still saying they’re unsure what the guest count can be, we’ve had friend drama and bailouts (unrelated to covid), and we’ve almost moved venues twice. We’ve lost the church we were gonna use, and I can’t see my bridesmaids.
Plus, my friend groups are COMPLETELY divided on COVID things, and everything seems political and/or polarized. I’m ready to be done and just skip everything, even though I wanted to do everything. The pity party is over, I know a lot of you ladies have it worse!
And this is Adriana’s story. Read it thoroughly and think…
Just going to throw this out there. My fiancée and I postponed our May wedding for obvious reasons. Well, yesterday, he had a grand mal seizure, and it turns out he has a large mass in his brain. He has always been the healthiest person I’ve known, and there were no symptoms until yesterday.
All this to say, if you have a choice at all, don’t wait to get married! I wish more than anything we would have already said our vows, even if it wasn’t the wedding day we had dreamed about.
It’s harder to get info from the hospital when you are not “immediate family” (because I can’t even be there, thanks again corona) and more importantly I wish we would have had that special moment to make the commitment and officially share our love to one another before he goes in for brain surgery today.
All this to say, if you can, go get married no matter what the wedding looks like because things can change in a flash. Love to you all!
Call them as you want, Intimate weddings, Elopements, Private ceremony, or Micro weddings… they all can mean the same but also something different. It’s all about perspective.
If you want a big wedding no matter what, you probably won’t think about a Micro wedding. However, you still can call it that way. In this case, many wedding professionals suggest having an intimate ceremony now and a big reception later. If you love this idea, you should get in touch with Arianna from the Plan Desing Events. They are specializing in this approach.
Though not just planners are adapting to this scenario. Also, photographers or musicians do the same. Jan Freire, a celebrity wedding photographer, just announced on his Instagram today that he allows the split of their packages between two events, intimate ceremony and party later. And I’m sure many more will follow.
Well, if you don’t care about a big wedding, just elope or go for a micro wedding.
In case you need any information, let us know, and we are happy to help. You can let us know your thoughts about the new normal in the wedding industry in the comments below.