Your special day is just that, it’s yours. Covid-19 may have changed the way we celebrate, but you still get to make the decisions for your wonderful day. Whether or not you decide to go ahead with your wedding plans during COVID-19, here are some key things to keep in mind.
Which part of your wedding is most important to you?
If your dream is to get married as soon as possible, then you might decide to go ahead and pick a date. It’s impossible to know in advance how many people will be allowed to gather on a specific day in a specific area. Unfortunately, this means you don’t know whether you’ll be having a lockdown wedding or not!
If you keep your plans flexible and find out about cancellation policies then you could still have your dream wedding, whether you are allowed to invite 4 people or 400 people. The most important thing is to keep a keen eye on the latest guidelines to keep everyone safe. It will take extra planning but you can get creative and use your budget to design a unique, smaller experience!
If your ideal wedding involves inviting all of your friends and family from around the world, then you may have to wait quite a while for your big day. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t start looking at ideas! Planning your wedding during COVID-19 for a much later date gives you extra time to create your perfect day.
Big ideas for small weddings: during or after COVID-19
Small weddings can be unique, bespoke and intimate. You can bring your personality to your special day whether you prefer a simple, elegant gathering or a grand, luxurious affair. Just because your wedding party is small, you don’t need to curtail your creativity! Below, we’ve curated a few ideas to get your imagination flowing.
A sequel wedding is a wedding done in two parts. Part one is the wedding itself, usually a scaled-down ceremony with a limited number of guests. Part two is a much larger event for extended friends and family, taking the form of a party or even a second ceremony.
Sequel weddings were growing in popularity even before Covid-19. They give couples a chance to have an intimate wedding day without sacrificing the guest list. For weddings during COVID-19, you don’t have to set a date straight away. Planning your second event for a time further in the future may allow you to invite more people (depending on advice near the time, of course!).
Bespoke micro weddings
Weddings with a limited guest list are sometimes referred to as micro weddings. This creates a relaxed and intimate atmosphere and gives you time to get the little details perfect. Because you’re catering for fewer guests, you can adapt your budget to save money or prioritise the areas that are most important to you.
For example, you could design gorgeous bespoke elements, creating a truly unique experience. Your dress, rings and decorations can be personalized to perfection. Alternatively, you could choose a venue that would usually be out of your budget.
At BWR, we make every ring with care and precision. Whether you’re planning a lockdown wedding or a post-COVID celebration, your ring will be a reminder of your beautiful day. We’d love to work with you to create your perfect ring, based on your budget and favourite designs.