2020 was going to be a HUGE wedding year! Now, with the COVID-19 virus pandemic messing things up for wedding couples the big question is what to do?
Should you push forward, postpone to fall, winter or 2021 even? With so much uncertainty still it is a difficult call to make.
At the time of this blog article (May 3) it is advised that all June weddings postpone. July and August weddings should look into a backup date and so far fall looks to be ok. Albeit with limitations like mandatory masks, tables 6 feet away from each other, 4 people max per table and 75-100 guests maximum.
It’s all very unsettling. Waiting to 2021 may not be something you are willing to do and cancelling your wedding is something you will probably regret tremendously down the road. Especially if you cancel and then the virus calms down allowing life to return to almost normal. Anything can happen, that’s the point. Even the experts don’t know.
We have a suggestion to give you an option that may be the best of both worlds. This involves keeping your original wedding date and having a intimate ceremony with immediate family. Have the DJ provide the music, have a photographer, video record the event and also live stream your ceremony to all of your guests watching safely from home. Then, come 2021 have a post wedding reception with your entire guest list! It will be the party of the year and give everyone in your circle the opportunity to celebrate with you! It’s still a wedding reception it’s just delayed so everyone can attend. And you get to marry your true love NOW, and not let the virus keep your dream from being reality!
You can even show the footage of your wedding ceremony at the post-wedding reception allowing everyone another chance to re-live the moment with you! Music In Motion Entertainment can support our couples by offering everything to make this alternative wedding vision happen. We offer ceremony music, photography, video, live streaming and even a Justice Of the Peace for your ceremony.
Remember the old saying? “When life sends you lemons, make lemonade!” This is a wedding version of the sweetest lemonade you ever had. Stay healthy and stay safe!
Mike Fernino * Owner of Music In Motion Entertainment – Oxford CT.