Was 2020 supposed to be your year to tie the knot? That gauzy, fluttery wedding dress hangs in your closet like an elegant question mark suspended in the air. It feels like you were so close to celebrating a monumental milestone with your better half when suddenly, the world stopped. There’s no denying it: COVID-19 has transformed the way we tie the knot. En masse, weddings have been adjourned, dramatically downsized or even worse, called off. Gift hunting, writing speeches, fervently steam-ironing pretty dresses and suits have been put on hold. Devastating. So you’re probably thinking how can I have a wedding during a pandemic?
Two Lovers are here to hold a light to your wedding dreams with some practical advice. 2020 promises to be strange as this ‘new’ world has created a different norm for weddings. And these rules aren’t going away anytime soon. But this isn’t a bad thing. There’s always a solution to a problem. Lockdown has launched various new trends for couples such as hosting mini versions of their planned big day. Undo the stress, and experience the bliss of a “mini-monie.”
You can swap the huge, expensive cake for detailed, gourmet cupcakes instead and share an inspiringly intimate moment with the closest people in your life. Solidify your union to honour your first proposed big date. You could even throw a sequel wedding to bring your original dream to life.
Benefits Of A Smaller Wedding:
SAVE YOUR WALLET- Depending on how you approach your big day, smaller weddings are less expensive. You'll find having less guests lead to a reduced wedding budget.
MORE QUALITY TIME WITH GUESTS- You won't have to stress about having small talk with hundreds of people you don’t really know. Take a trip down nostalgia lane with the closest people in your life who've travelled far to see you. Get the initial table visiting out of the way so you can focus on having fun.
CREATE AN AFFORDABLE LUXURY WEDDING - You’re probably thinking how can I surprise my wedding guests? Because there are fewer people to cater for, you can make their experience extra special. You’ll have more room to splurge on exorbitant food and fancy top-shelf cocktail offerings. Treat your guests to hotel rooms along with transportation that may have not been affordable with having a larger-sized wedding.
SPLURGE ON YOUR HONEYMOON- You can have your wedding cake and eat it too if you go down the mini-monie route. A budget-friendly big day may mean you have more cash to devote to your honeymoon.
STRESS LESS- Save time and put your money and energy where it counts. Intimate gatherings allow us to hone in on what truly matters. You don't have to sweat the small stuff.
Well, as they say, less is more. You don't necessarily need to postpone basking in your just-married glow... love always finds a way.