We can all agree that 2020 was a year unlike any other. As COVID19 continues to threaten guest safety hosts look for safe and creative ways to celebrate.
As you know, preparation is key when planning a wedding. Yet, the future right now, is uncertain and unpredictable.
So what's the solution?
Wedding designs this year will focus on protecting the health of your guests. Necessary trends born of safety regulations will be paramount. In 2020 58% of couples cut there guest count by an average of 41%1. Ceremonies are becoming more intimate. Quality has overcome quantity and your guests reap all the benefits.
Sound hard? It's easier than you think...
Nearly 50% of fall ceremonies take place outdoors. As we look ahead to 2021, data already indicates that October will be the most popular month to get married for the fourth consecutive year2.
Obviously tents are the way to go if you want to be sure the weather doesn't ruin your plans. Outdoor weddings allow more guests. Fresh air, nature as a backdrop and everyone you love celebrating.
That's not the best part...
Gone, for now, are the days of massive tiered cake masterpieces. Don't worry they will be back again. For now many are going for mini.
Making beautifully packaged desserts a part of your tablescape will limit guest movement and contact with staff. Desserts can be boxed, individually packaged or placed atop each table on beautiful vintage cake stands.
No need to axe the cake cutting ceremony. Just because your guest's desserts are mini doesn't mean yours has to be. A small yet gorgeous two tiered cake can be used for your ceremony and to feed your wedding party.
Self Served Drinks
Stay in a cozy cabin or go glamping in a majestic forest.
Check out 2020's virtual events report in the infographic below.3
Let's talk about a completely virtual wedding. In relation to what you would normally spend a virtual wedding is going to cost WAY less. Your guest list is limitless. Every guest is safe. You can get married now, celebrate now and have everyone attend safely.
Hire a virtual wedding planner to be sure your day is free from tech errors and flows appropriately. This will give you someone to handle problems should they arise and will give your guests the best virtual experience.
It's not all or nothing.
The Dish Bish
Get the "dish" on everything from event trends to venue tips to dishes. Samantha Bennett is an expert in vintage eclecticism and owner of Eclectic Elegance Dinnerware. Samantha uses an array of sources to create an artistic and cohesive design for events in Northern Michigan.