Weddings After Lockdown

Weddings After Lockdown

There is no doubt that Covid-19 has destroyed couples wedding plans for this year, whether it has postponed the wedding date or cancelled an engagement party, it has had a negative effect on everyone. 

In fact the Evening Standard shows a report that 64% of weddings this year have been cancelled or postponed. So where does this leave the loving couples and how do we move forward? 

So, we find ourselves asking what are the best options we have if we still want to get married before the lockdown is over? Of course we have the very popular online streaming tools such as Zoom and Facebook Live to show our love to the world, but is it worth waiting until after lockdown to tie the knot? 

Lets discuss the pro’s and cons and see what is the best path to take when making such an important decision. 

The Love Must Go On!

An average wedding in the UK costs £30,000 according to reports from the national wedding survey . In normal circumstances that is a huge amount of money to fork out for the special day. With the economy taking such a large hit, is that going to be a viable amount of money to spend or are people more inclined to taking the virtual route?

Your wedding day should be one of the most memorable days of your life with friends and loved ones all around to celebrate with you, but having a large amount of people after lockdown may not be as viable. A couple in Atlanta got married via Facebook Live  in their neighbours backyard with 700 people that tuned in for their special moment in exchanging of the vows. Instead of the normal clapping and cheering there were thumbs up and hearts all over the screen. 

Now, we know thats not the traditional way to do things but we are in the information age after all and it looks like this could be the new norm for 2020 until the lockdown has ended. What we must remember is that this day is all about the bride and groom. So if you have people with you although not in person, it can still be a special day to celebrate with your loved ones. 

For the more patient lovers among us, who are willing to wait until the lockdown has ended, what are the options they are left with and what is the best course of action for them to take?

No doubt wedding planners will be fretting over the seating plan as we will still have to abide by the 2m rule and the bride and groom will have the problem on their hands of which crazy aunt to invite. That being said, all the loud crazy family will be together. Another positive of postponing the wedding until the lockdown is over will be the experience. 

Much like a music concert or a play, weddings are all about the experience. The walk down the aisle, the first dance, the cutting of the cake, these are all moments that are cherished and talked about for years to come. Oh! not to mention the food. At Zuwa Enteratinment we have had our fair amount of wedding food experiences which you can read about here.  

So what is the best option for our bride and groom to be. Ultimately its up to you. As the saying goes, “love should be the deciding factor”. If you plan to have your wedding online or postpone it until after the lockdown, we are sure it will be special. 

If you’re wondering how the music will be affected at your wedding, you can find a link to a podcast here with some of the UK’s best musicians. 

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