With new rules and new restrictions in place, now is the time to really decide what you are going to do about your upcoming nuptials. The stresses and anxiety COVID has created have been endless and we truly feel for all of the brides and grooms who have had to cancel or postpone their dream wedding day.
The government has published guidelines on how to have a ”Covid-secure” wedding in England.
If 2020 is your wedding year you have probably already rescheduled or downsized your wedding at least once already, or you are just about to and this can be a really upsetting task.
Remember through all the decisions that you and your partner are the priority – no one else. Ultimately it’s your wedding day and if you’re eager to still go ahead and you’ve decided to get married with 15 people attending, then that’s amazing and you’ve chosen to do the best thing for you both.
If you’ve chosen to elope then you will truly experience marriage with the one person you adore, perfect!
If you have chosen to postpone or cancel your wedding and wait until the time is right to have lots of family and friends at your wedding, good for you. Be excited about your choice and look towards your exciting future.
Love is certainly not cancelled, social distancing is temporary but love is forever. If you have chosen to go ahead and get married in 2020 with the rules and regulations, we’re here to tell you that it will still be amazing. Sure, it will be different to what you envisioned, however it will be just as magical as planned. Make the most of having a small and intimate wedding day with no regrets!
Elopements and micro weddings have many upsides:
♥ When a wedding becomes smaller, it becomes simpler, faster to organise and generally much less stressful.
♥ More money for decorations and personalised details.
♥ More budget to spend on the important things. With less mouths to feed, you will have a lot more money to focus on what’s important to you both as a couple, like an incredible photographer or a fantastic feast for those who can attend. The more people who attend, the larger the venue needs to be, the more staff you need, the more food you need and more invitations need to be sent out.
♥ On the other hand, this experience may have made you want to invest in your future with the money you didn’t have to part with. Perhaps this whole ordeal has made you realise saving up is more important then spending your whole budget on a grand wedding day and bridal dress. Attitudes have certainly changed and the main goal is for you and your other half to be happy.
♥ Marrying now and partying later is an amazing thing to look forward to. Once you’ve said the ‘I do’s’ with those closest to you, you then have the after party to plan and look forward to in the future. This means either wearing your gorgeous dress again or wearing another beautiful ensemble!
♥ Even though so many friends and family will be missing, you can celebrate in style at a later date. Many brides and grooms are opting for intimate weddings, which is so joyful despite everything going on at the moment.
♥ With less people attending, this gives you both quality time to talk to everyone who can be there.
If you plan to go ahead with a smaller day, then have a conversation with your guests – they will understand how difficult it’s going to be for you to cut down your guest list.
For those that are no longer able to attend, you can consider ways to still ensure they can still feel involved – whether it’s live streaming the vows or speeches, sending them photos of your special day or or seeing them separately to celebrate at a later date.
We hope this has given you some inspiration about what is right for you, and how amazing a fun small celebration can be. Want more inspiration? Head to our Pinterest where you will find hundreds of bridal dresses perfect for a smaller, more intimate wedding.
Remember, what makes your wedding day special is joining yourself in matrimony to the person of you love and sharing it with those that truly matter.