Well, here we are, love in the time of Covid. We along with our clients, are starting to wrap our heads around what weddings will look like during this pandemic. So, if you are planning right now, we have some ideas for you.
Of course, masks are first and foremost. We are even doing a custom mask save the date for a client for Spring 2021. There are so many ways to get customized masks to match your party these days, so why not make it a design detail. Be sure to make enough for your vendors.
If a seated served dinner still makes you nervous, there are plenty of food ideas! Hors d’oeuvres can be served up on chic “grab and go” displays, for instance. A masked chef can prepare and serve up the food. But, they are on individual plates for guests to pick up. This cuts back on contact. Do the same with drinks (or at least specialty drinks). Here, rose champagne with a signature Soiree orchid is set up in a classic tower for guests to enjoy.
We are always a big fan of white glove service, and this is the time to do it up! But, be sure to having extra pairs for servers to change throughout the event.
Are you are considering a seated dinner? Think about using smaller tables spaced out. Or, scale back to a much smaller group, and consider a lunch or brunch reception. We love a beautiful daytime wedding. We work with companies that provide disinfecting services. For example, they come in after everything is set and “fog” with food safe sanitizer. Of course, you can always provide bottles of sanitizer with custom labels!
What about the cake?
Scale down to a mini cake, which are so popular right now. Or, have tiny individual cakes made. Serve them on pretty vintage dessert plates. And, by creating an interesting way to display them, it becomes a design detail.
What about a church ceremony?
Consider having most of the guests sit outside. We set up vintage pews on the lawn and had a sound system for guests to listen in on the ceremony, for instance. You can still make this a lovely setting, and allow for guests to spread out. Or, you could have guests go ahead to the reception site, and “Zoom” in the ceremony.
Regardless of how your wedding will look, its probably different than you thought. But, that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. Get creative, and get married!