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What will weddings look like post-Covid?
Nearly ¾ of all 2020 weddings were directly impacted by the pandemic, with postponements and even cancellations happening all over the world. However, here at Marble we’re looking ahead to the positives on the horizon for our brides and grooms – with epic reunions, magical winter weddings, and even festival-themed outdoor celebrations, there is so much to look forward to and new challenges to take on!
Digital switch-offs and less ‘Instagrammable moments’
One thing that Covid has brought us is an unparalleled sense of appreciation for our loved ones, who we’ve all missed greatly during the lockdown. Remember that whilst your wedding day might not be able to go full steam ahead, it will be even more memorable to your guests because it’ll be a chance to make up for lost time.
As social distancing measures will undoubtedly still be in place next year to some degree, activities like photo booths and group photos won’t be as straight forward. Instead, think less about how to create ‘the perfect backdrop’ for Instagram and more about that effortless, candid look.
Intimate and personalised styling touches will bring guests together
As guest lists shrink and couples make tough decisions on which friends and family members will attend their special day, we’re expecting to see more personalised details throughout the ceremony. Think about using some of that extra budget on small and special details, like photo walls and creative name places.
With your styling and decor inevitably scaled back to cater for the more intimate ceremony, think of exciting ways to bring your guests together – after all, this will be one of the first reunions post-Covid! Activities like archery, axe throwing and yoga can all be socially distanced and will keep guests entertained during the day, and break it up with a magical tea party (with separate picnic boxes for each household!)
Ceremonies will brave the elements and go outside
Many of our Marble weddings in the past have opted for less traditional ceremonies, instead visiting a registry office and then having an enormous celebration outside another day. Even in the wake of Covid we’re expecting to see some uncertainty and anxiety around indoor events, so instead think about how you can take your day outside – from beginning to end!
Whether it be festival-style – complete with teepees for guests to camp in – or an elegant stretch-tent celebration, outdoor weddings are definitely the way to go.
Winter weddings are totally in!
With postponements unfortunately becoming ever more popular, we’re expecting to see many couples opting for small winter or mid-week weddings in order to fit in a date. However, winter weddings are some of the most beautiful events we’ve seen – with warm, sultry colour schemes, homely venues, and delicious, comforting food.
Venues like Aynhoe Park and Wilderness Reserve (Marble Private favourites!) offer a spacious orangerie for socially distanced dining, and gorgeous rooms so that guests don’t have to worry about travelling around too much.
Photo by Marble Private , Words by Marble Private