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How to Organize a Wedding During COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed things to say the least. This pandemic has been felt globally – more drastically in some areas than others – but it is something that has been felt by us all. 

One major implication of this virus is that large public gatherings have been all but canceled. This has had a huge impact on things like sporting events, movies, and concerts. It has also meant that wedding plans have had to be changed left and right.

Still, there are steps to be taken so that you can plan your wedding – or how to postpone it – in the midst of this global pandemic. So, if you are panicking and wondering how your big day will be impacted, here are a few things to do for planning a wedding during COVID.

Change Plans

Like it or not, COVID has meant changing wedding plans for a lot of couples. With public gatherings severely limited, traditional weddings are being canceled left and right. This is quite a shakeup if you had things planned out, but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world.

Many vendors and services are willing to work with those who have had their weddings impacted by the spread of COVID-19. They know that these couples aren’t simply flaking on plans at the last minute; law declares that public gatherings cannot be more than a small group of people.

Instead of rushing and trying to find a way to tie the knot, consider rescheduling. After all, your wedding day is meant to be a huge party, the celebration of celebrations. Don’t rush it if it isn’t what you want to do.

We can’t predict what the future holds, but there is a good chance that you can reschedule things like the venue or catering. Just call those people, discuss the options, and move forward from there. It is the biggest day of your life; don’t rush it if you don’t have to.

Look for Other Ideas

If you are dead set on being married to the person of your dreams, that is great. There is no set way to have a wedding and things can always change to fit your needs or goals. 

So, instead of changing the date or postponing things, try to find other inspirations. Maybe you have to switch it to close friends and immediate family; there are ways to achieve this that can make it feel just as special as it would have with hundreds.

The idea is to find what works for you. Don’t settle just because the first plan couldn’t happen. Find something that will make you happy and will result in getting married to the person that you love

Come Up with Creative Dishes

One of the best ways to make a wedding a hit during these unique times is to make creative dishes for the party. After all, a wedding is a big gathering, a celebration, and one of the most notable aspects of any party is the food.

There are traditional wedding dishes, but you can score bonus points with guests by getting creative with the menu. Try to play off of the venue. If it is located outdoors, perhaps go with more of a summer barbeque theme. Sausages, hamburgers, fresh fruit, and the like will keep things light and fresh and remind everyone that they are at an outdoor party.

You can also try to go with something a little off the board aside from the traditional steak or chicken.  Fresh salmon can provide a delicious, light dish that will be a hit throughout the party. 

Don’t Forget After the Wedding

Planning for the wedding day can take up all of a budget and the amount of time that has been allotted to it. But the night of the wedding deserves all of the care and attention in the world, too. 

There may be no better way to enjoy being newlywed than in a two person hot tub. Enjoying a relaxing soak after a monumental, busy day can really allow you to enjoy the milestone that you and your significant other have just achieved.

Getting that relaxing soak in can also set the tone for the rest of the night in the best possible way. Enjoy time together with your new spouse by taking a soak together in a luxurious two-person hot tub and you will have a wedding night to remember

A New Spin on Social Distancing

COVID has made large gatherings an impossibility. But that doesn’t mean that a wedding has to suffer in the process. Instead of booking a large party center or church for the wedding, think outside of the box and move it to a camping ground.

Taking a wedding camping trip can be a great way to get married in a completely unique way. With a huge, open space, you can invite more guests than you may have been able to in a closed off venue. This allows your guest list to be a little larger during times where gatherings are incredibly difficult.

Even better, dancing by campfire light and sharing in outdoor activities like smores creates warm, loving memories of the best day of your life. Anyone can have a traditional indoor wedding. Having it outdoors, with the fresh air and the sunlight can bring a whole new spin to an otherwise traditional day.

Article By: Peter Rossi, a professional hot tub designer and founder of ByRossi.