No matter what stage of lockdown you’re in, we’ve got some socially distanced wedding ideas for you! Some couples are choosing to celebrate in some way on their original wedding date, so we’ve rounded up some fun ways you can do just that! The story behind the main image:“I had the honour of performing the first intimate (tiny) wedding on the premises of the Spiritualist Union of Ireland on March 21st 2020. As a result of the impact of social distancing protocols this wedding is a wedding to remember for a long time to come. Originally planned for April 4th the couple decided to bring the wedding forward. There was no point in waiting until the 4th as their family and friends could not travel anyway. With the bride’s parents, Grooms brother and two witnesses in attendance this wedding had everything that a wedding with 100 people might have and a little bit more.” – Sandra Losty
A microwedding is perfect for couples who are able to get legally married during a full lockdown or those who wish to celebrate their love with a non-legal celebration. We’ve heard wonderful stories of couples who have exchanged vows in a special online ceremony for their friends and family to enjoy together! There are lots of fun ways you can get your guests involved with speeches, readings and musical performances.Enlist the help of Heirloom Films (Dublin) or Studiorove (Sligo) to livestream your socially distanced wedding!Related: Is a Lockdown Microwedding for You?
Another lovely way of celebrating with everybody is to have a drive-by parade! We’ve seen beautiful stories of friends and family finding safe ways of dropping off gifts and sharing well-wishes. Host an after-party where guests can drive past your house with balloons, signs and gifts. Of course, everybody will stay in their cars, but you’ll still get to see them, hear their voices and wave to each other!
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Socially distanced wedding reception
When lockdown rules ease up and we are able to host small gatherings again, here are some ways you can gather everyone safely! Create a hand sanitisation station, keep all tables 2 meters apart, have only one person in the photobooth at a time, and have individually wrapped sweets packets in your candy cart.An important part of having a safe wedding reception is making sure that everything is clean and sanitised. This is where Clean 4 U comes in. When it comes to deep cleaning, their expert cleaners have got you covered!
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Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.