Planning Your (Hopefully) Post-COVID Wedding

Like so many businesses these days, the wedding industry has been forced to reshape and adapt during the pandemic. People have relied more on technology to work remotely, leading to the launch of new services providing virtual experiences. 

Virtual will continue to become a piece of weddings in the future, even long past this pandemic. You will always have family members that are unable to attend. 

Be Flexible When Choosing a Date

The 2021 calendar is already filling up with rescheduled functions. As you plan your wedding in 2021 consider scheduling your wedding for a Friday night or Sunday. Try to have a backup date with the venue and priority vendors on soft hold. These can help as you plan during these uncertain times.

As of right now, in the Open Texas guidelines, “wedding receptions held outside are strongly recommended and are not subject to an occupancy limit.”

Also consider holding several small celebrations, even in different locations to make travel easier for guests. 

Be Realistic 

It is going to be hard to expect weddings to look exactly as they did before the coronavirus. The food and beverage industry has been disrupted. Buffet style meals or finger foods are not acceptable for the moment. Plated dinners will most likely be served or chef-attended food stations offered, with wait staff in gloves and masks. In most places passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails may no longer be an option, as well as self-serve water stations or self-serve bars. 

Choose Honesty

When it comes to the coronavirus, long-held wedding etiquette is pretty much no longer applicable, especially when it comes to telling guests the wedding is cancelled. You should plan to either skip the save-the-date cards or let the people you invite know that you plan to adhere to state and federal guidelines for gatherings. 

Your loved one’s support may come in the form of letters, gifts, or virtual participation instead of being there in person. Be prepared to understand that some guests may no longer feel comfortable in large group settings.

Remember the Reason for the Day

The day is about the marriage of two people who are wanting to celebrate the union with friends and family. The celebration may have to be both in person and virtually. These methods will allow everyone that wants to celebrate with you that special opportunity. 

Make Your Wedding Special

Hidden Creek offers a gorgeous outdoor venue for your special day, combining the scenery you want with the privacy you need. Our wooded venue sits beside a beautiful creek, and our open meadow is perfect for capturing magical wedding photos. We can help you plan around Covid restrictions and help set up a virtual option for friends and family. The overall goal is to showcase the most important details that are genuinely meaningful to you as a couple. Call or visit our website to schedule a tour of Hidden Creek today!