Responding to Covid, couples are embracing micro-weddings of 50 or less people

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An illustration. Photo by Analise Benevides on Unsplash
An illustration. Photo by Analise Benevides on Unsplash

With the pandemic going on, many couples have cancelled their weddings, but others have decided to switch to micro weddings and 'minimonies' to salvage their wedding plans. 

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A micro-wedding is defined as one with 50 people or fewer people. Speaking of social distance, Jordan, a from the Sullivan Group, a wedding venue in Houston, Texas, USA, says space is key.

"Outdoor venues are a great opportunity there, as well as different techniques, like hiring unique entertainment, where we can spread the guests out and not congregate on the dance-floor necessarily."

You can still have a wedding that looks and feels
You can still have a wedding that looks and feels like a traditional one, even though your guest list is slimmer. Photo by Arshad Pooloo on Unsplash

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Encouraging guests to attend virtually (especially if they are not feeling well) and ensuring that everyone on the dance-floor wears a mask are among some of the precautions to keep in mind.

An intimate wedding allows you the freedom to be m
An intimate wedding allows you the freedom to be more creative with various aspects of your day such as the cake. Photo by Thomas AE on Unsplash

The best part about choosing to have a micro-wedding is that some of the more traditional elements can still be included, such as the cake, a first dance, bouquet throwing and decor.

"I would highly recommend consulting with a planner," Jordan says. "To help guide them through regulations and keep safe."

incorporate activities such as throwing the bouque

Incorporate activities such as throwing the bouquet to be reminded that you are having a wedding and not just dinner or lunch with friends. Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash

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Compiled by Nthabi Nhlapo

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