We all know it by now – the C-word! It’s been around for a while and continues to make planning a wedding difficult for many couples. Trust me, I’ve seen it all. So what to do if Covid ruins your wedding plans? This is why I’ve written this blog post! If you’re getting hitched in 2022, let this be your guide on what to do if Covid restrictions kick back in and you’re forced to make changes to your initial wedding plans.
Sometimes restrictions may force you to have less guests at your wedding. This doesn’t have to be all negative though! Was there an aunty you didn’t want to invite anyways? Well, here’s the perfect excuse to only have your absolutely favourite people share your big day! Think positive vibes!
Here are a few questions to ask yourself when culling your guest list:
If you want to explore this topic in more detail, including how to break it to your guests that you might have to un-invite them, wedshed has written a really helpful article. Simply click here to read it.
The brutal reality is, Covid ain’t going anywhere anytime soon. If the only thing keeping you from your dream wedding is family or guests being stuck in different states or countries, consider creative ways to involve them still. Here are a few of my favourite ideas:
If you just want to finally tie the knot, this might be the option for you! In the end, a wedding is about the two of you and the love you have for each other. And eloping celebrates exactly that. Whilst traditionally it was only about the couple, eloping nowadays can totally include a small number of your closest friends and family.
It gives you the rad opportunity to literally get hitched wherever, whenever. And it could also mean that you save a little money that you can spend on something that’s really important to you, e.g. a fun activity, honeymoon, a bigger photography or videography package, an amazing airbnb or that dress you’ve always wanted.
If eloping is just not your jam and restrictions are not working in your favour, your only option might be to reschedule. Here are some things to keep in mind when postponing your wedding:
Wanting to find out more about how to reschedule your wedding? Check out this blog post.
The best of both worlds – elope on your initial date and schedule for a celebration with all your guests down the track. This can be a few months later or you could even wait a year and do a vow renewal in front of all your loved ones. Either way, it is a great excuse for you to get to wear your dress twice, or even buy two dresses!? I ain’t judging.
This is also a perfect idea for all couples who are seeking an adventurous or intimate ceremony, but don’t want to miss out on a big party. Especially for International couples, this can be the solution if you can’t have both families there for your wedding day. Elope, get some beautiful photos and videos to share with everyone at home and then have a reception in each country.