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Planning Your Intimate Wedding During Covid-19

Intimate Weddings During Covid-19 ~ What a mess this year has been for couples trying to have a beautiful wedding here in New Jersey. Even my own cousin was affected, changing their date twice and moving locations to accommodate an outdoor setting. Most, if not all our weddings for 2020 have been either postponed to 2021 or are being downsized. A few are holding smaller intimate weddings for family and friends in their back yards and next year will hold the larger receptions with a vow renewal for family and friends. Here in NJ, we are allowed outdoor events with up to 250 guests but most of our weddings are seem to be less than 100 people. Social distancing and masks will be the norm with couples providing both sanitizer and mask. A few of our brides have even asked for a for floral arrangement for the Mask Table. Who thought that we would need that? Yikes!! 

Intimate Weddings During Covid-19

If you are having to have your wedding during this time, we do have a few suggestions for you. 

  • Don't skimp on your bridal bouquet. We know you might want to save money, even if you are having to do this twice but remember, your bridal bouquet will be in all your pictures for years to come. If you are doing a ceremony now, this is your formal ceremony so don't short change yourself. Your bridal bouquet is the most important floral arrangement in your wedding. 
  • Dress up the ceremony area. You probably already feel bad about not having the wedding of your dreams. Whether you are taking your vows in a park, your back yard or your church, treat yourself to something pretty to dress up the ceremony area. Giant balloons, altar flowers, flowing fabric or rose petals are not that expensive and will make you feel like a bride when you walk down the aisle. 
  • If you are hosting a luncheon or dinner don't short change your guests by not decorating the tables. Spending a few flowers on a table centerpiece shows your guests that you appreciate them showing up on your special day. Some folks are scared to go out, so if they are they, they truly love you.  We know you might be needing to do this again next year but the people you have asked to be with you this year are probably the most important people in your life. Show them how much you appreciate their support. 
  • Lastly, intimate weddings during covid 19 don't have to match your larger decor that you will have next year. We all need a smile during these difficult times, so be a bit more playful. You can still be formal but have fun with it. 

Intimate weddings Remember that we truly are all in this together. Not only is your life being affected but also are the lives of all your vendors. Saying that everyone is living a stressful life right now is truly an understatement. Remember to be open minded and let your vendors help you in the best possible way. There have been some shortages of labor, supplies and in our case - flowers. Some items are costing us more right now, while others are costing less. You choose your vendors before Covid so now is your time to trust that they have your best interests at heart. To help you decide on pretty flower options, we have added a category called Intimate Weddings on our main website www.sendingsmiles.com

intimate wedding during covid 19Intimate Weddings During Covid-19 don't have to be a sad affair. Let us help you make this one of your happiest memories. 609-520-2005

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