One of the disappointing consequences of the rapidly spreading coronavirus is all of the previously planned weddings that have now been thrown into flux. Fortunately, you can still get married amidst this global pandemic crisis if you put the proper precautions in place. Here are three ideas for you to consider for a socially distant wedding.
A virtual wedding allows you to share the moment with all of your friends and family. There are numerous applications that will permit you to stream your ceremony and share it with the people who mean the most to you. After choosing your online streaming platform, you’ll need to inform all your guests of the login information. Options to consider include Zoom, Slack and Facebook Live. Remember to try a test run a few days before so that you can be sure you have the right lighting and audiovisual elements properly working before you go live.
Take It Outside
If you live in an area that is not mandating that people stay home, you can still get married in person with some precautions. Moving your ceremony and reception from an indoor venue to the great outdoors will help you to be in compliance with social distancing rules. The virus is also less likely to spread when people are not confined indoors. There are plenty of ideas you can use to make the event fun. While you may have to nix the dance floor in order to adhere to social distancing, you can still provide live music and other entertainment.
Adjust Your Timeline
One option, of course, is to simply reschedule the event. If celebrating with your friends and family in person is important to you, you can adjust the timeline of your wedding so that you can still tie the knot now but have your reception at a later date. The only thing that you need to get married is a licensed official. You could have a private ceremony with just the three of you and then postpone the celebration to a more opportune time in the future. This will allow you to honor your original wedding date but still include friends and family in the fun when the height of the virus spread has passed.
Your love does not have to be put on hold during this challenging time. With the right planning and a little creativity, you can forge ahead with your wedding plans.
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