Here we are again, year 2 of juggling weddings and covid safety. I think I speak for everyone when I say that we’re sick of this nasty virus and our hearts want so badly for things to go back to normal – normal life for sure but also normal for the world of weddings.
Navigating a wedding during the covid era can be difficult. There is so much added pressure when making decisions and the truth is, its just not fair. Getting married is truly a wonderfully overwhelming experience for couples. An experience that was likely taken for granted by many prior to year 2021.
If you have found yourself trying to plan a wedding during the pandemic, here are some things to reflect on and consider. We may not be able to make the virus go away, but we can still help make your dream wedding come true.
Best Place to Have a Wedding During COVID
Open Air Venue with Room to Social Distance
The best (and safest) place to get married or hold any type of gathering these days is in an open air environment. Our venue is an ideal facility for accommodating distanced seating without taking away from the experience. Fresh air circulates through the reception barn and multiple single stall bathrooms offer convenient hand washing stations.
We know how important it is to celebrate your big day with all of your loved ones. If some of your guests are considered more at risk we can easily arrange tables at an increased distance. Read more about our open air venue, here.
Keep Your Wedding Safe from Cancelations due to COVID.
Buy Event Insurance to Protect Your Wedding During Covid.
Event Insurance is a great investment no matter when you get married, but especially during the covid era. Planning a wedding requires paying lots deposits to vendors months in advance. So what happens if you have to postpone or cancel your wedding last minute due to covid? Most vendors (including our venue) have a zero refund policy when it comes to deposits and funds paid towards contract amount. You can easily protect yourself, your wallet and your vendors by purchasing wedding insurance to cover these unforeseen circumstances. Read more about wedding insurance here.
How to Plan a Wedding During the COVID Era
Say Bye Bye to Old Traditions and Hello to COVID Friendly Wedding Ideas
Every bride and groom deserve the opportunity to get married, the exact way they want to! Pinterest took the wedding game to the next level many years ago and no one ever looked back. Many of the “traditional” wedding festivities exist because “that’s how it’s always been done.” I don’t know about y’all, but nothing inhibits progress more than that mindset. If you’re a planning a wedding and feeling even a little bit sad that you might not get to have a “normal” wedding; consider this instead. You get to have a whole new wedding! One free of any social norms, predetermined – cookie cutter styles. Stay tuned for our next article for more on covid friendly alternatives for traditional wedding norms.
Consider The Basics of a Wedding
What Does “Getting Married” Really Mean to You
One of the things that I have heard over and over again lately; “At the end of the day, we’re married and that’s all that matters.” There is something so heart warming to me when I hear this because honestly, regardless of what is going on in the world, love always makes its way through. It can be hard at times to let go of things that our hearts are set on but sometimes totally worth it.
We encourage all of the newly engaged, those who are trying to navigate wedding planning during covid, to ask themselves this questions. What is the absolute most important thing to me about getting married? 99.9999% of the time, people say, “who I’m marrying.” We get that, and we’re glad you feel that way (LOL.) Aside from who you’re marrying, consider other things that are important to you and start there. Scrap everything you’ve read about wedding planning and focus on the basics.
It goes without saying that there is a lot of added stress to getting married these days. If you are trying to plan a wedding during covid, keep your chin up! Love always wins and we’re here to help you make your wedding dreams come true!