For most of us, we have the belief that covid will soon become a thing of the past. However, when arranging large events in a foreign country, covid regulations may play a part in your celebration for some time to come. Plus, some couples are generally more conscious about safety now than they were before. So let's look at how to plan a wedding during covid, and make it fabulous!
This is something easy for us to accommodate here in Cyprus! When planning a wedding during covid, ventilation is key, and you don’t get more ventilation than in the great outdoors. Even if you choose a covered venue, a lot of terraces have a roof but then are open on the sides, allowing great ventilation throughout. Even if certain parts of your day can be outdoors, with a wedding during covid, every little helps to minimise the risk.
HIRE A PLANNER
If there is ever a time when you need all hands on deck, it’s when you plan a wedding during covid. Not only are we feet on the ground to report accurately on restrictions and regulations, we can offer solutions you might not ordinarily think of to make sure your wedding still happens and happens safely during covid. Wedding planning can be stressful enough, so don’t struggle alone with added stresses of a global pandemic.
It might be logical, but it’s not always easy! The less guests you have in attendance at your wedding, the safer it’s going to be. Some people are really embracing the trends of micro weddings and lavish elopements as alternatives to a large wedding during covid. Try to prioritize your guests with the people who are closest to you in your daily lives, as when you see their faces on the day, it will mean more to you to have them there.
When planning a wedding during covid, there will be a lot of information to communicate to your guests, even more so with a destination wedding. Save yourself endless calls and texts from your guests and create yourself a wedding website with all the important details in one, accessible place. It’s also good fun! Create a section on there about your love story and add little profiles for each member of the wedding party.
Think of having couches for each family or couple to sit on during the ceremony, you can space them each side of the aisle for distancing and you can have varying sizes for a creative look! At the tables, group people in their usual social circles, they’ll thank you for it and it makes good covid sense. You can go one step further and place name tags on their wine glasses to ensure to mix ups occur. Place dinner tables around the dance floor, so you have a large space between tables. A wedding during covid can still be a comfortable one.
PRETTY UP THE PROTOCOLS
Want to provide masks and sanitiser on the day? Make them part of the décor! When you plan a wedding during covid, we can come up with beautiful ways to communicate the rules and provide people with the equipment they need to have a safe and enjoyable time. Think personalised masks which double as favours, blooms adorning sanitising stations and quirky signage! You can even create small welcome packs for your guests which they can use during their holiday as well as the wedding day.
Buffet style meals are generally out if you want to play it safe with your wedding during covid. People standing close together queuing for their food and sharing the same utensils. So, embrace the local way of eating and treat yourselves to a wedding meze. It’s the Cypriot answer to tapas: many plates brimming with food served to the tables where the guests from the table can then help themselves, using their own cutlery. Not only is it safe during covid, it’s tasty and super impressive!