How to stay COVID safe at a 2021 wedding
As 2021 approaches, it’s obvious that Coronavirus will be around for at least part of the year. The following emerging wedding trends can help you achieve a COVID friendly and safe wedding…
Covid essentials welcome packs
There’s no getting away from facemask and hand sanitizer during the pandemic, so many couples are choosing to provide these essentials for guests upon arrival at the venue. Packaged in recyclable brown bags, small boxes or reusable tote bags these welcome packs tend to include hand sanitizer, facemasks and other treats for each guest. If you’re having a small and intimate wedding then think about using reusable cloth masks in a handpicked fabric – this is great for the environment and if everyone is in matching masks that will look nice in photos too.
Utilising the outdoor space
The risk of spreading coronavirus is less outside, so it makes sense to use a venue’s outdoor spaces for parts of your celebration. Crondon has a gorgeous private garden which you will have exclusive use of on your special day at our wedding venue Essex. You can use it for socially-distanced activities such as drink receptions and firework displays.
Custom couples’ facemasks
You should definitely consider bespoke handmade facemasks as the wedding couple. You can pick a fit and style you find the most comfortable, so that it doesn’t bother you on your big day. Choose a fabric in a colour or print that complements your outfits or theme for a beautiful and seamless look both in real life and in photos.
The rise of intimate weddings
Unfortunately many couples have been forced into cutting their guest list to ensure a safe and within-the-guidelines wedding in 2020. While many people didn’t want this, it has made people realise that a more intimate wedding with less guests can be a magical and unforgettable experience for everyone and is a trend set to continue for the future.
Offer a live stream
Some couples have opted to show a livestream of their wedding in scenarios when guests have been unfortunately cut from the guest list or unable to attend due to travel bans and other unforeseen circumstances. This is a great idea for when COVID has hindered your plans and you feel as though some of your friends and family are missing out.
More winter weddings
Due to the constant changing of guidelines and risk of infection, lots of soon-to-be-married couples made the tricky decision to postpone their special day. This has seen a rise in weddings booked for the later months of 2021 – as couples book as further in advance in the hope things might be “back to normal”. This means more weddings opting for autumn and winter themes and couples drawing on the seasons for inspiration for themes, outfits and decor.
We hope these ideas can help you be reassured that your 2021 will be beautiful and unforgettable whatever the circumstance.