Published: Monday, Oct. 26th, 2020
Don’t give anyone an excuse to miss your wedding! Supplement a smaller in-person ceremony with an online guest list and make sure everyone you love is with you when you say “I do.”
Even if lots of friends and family can make it to your wedding in-person, it’s likely that many others won’t be as lucky. Travel restrictions, venue closures, limitations on gatherings, safety concerns and financial strain will continue to impact guest lists for months and months to come… it’s a drag but, at least for now, it’s the facts.
(Read our recent COVID-19 Wedding Officiant Survey results to see how the pandemic is affecting wedding trends.)
But don’t despair! Thanks to modern technology - surely there are times you feel like we’re living in a big budget sci-fi movie, too, right? - none of that list of regrettable b.s. has to lead to wedding day disappointment… and no one, not even your great-grandpa, 2,000 miles away, has to miss your wedding. (That is, unless you want a super private elopement with just you and your officiant, which we support too!)
Thanks to the magical compromise of hybrid weddings, couples now have the option of hosting small, intimate in-person weddings, joined by a larger group of loving, engaged online guests.
Hybrid weddings are the perfect solution for couples that want the intimacy and closeness of an in-person wedding, but who also understand that many relatives and friends just won’t be able to (or won’t want to) attend gatherings until after the risk of the coronavirus has been removed.
To help these remote guests capture the full wedding day experience, even at a distance, couples can livestream not just the ceremony, but all the festive events leading up to it and any reception that follows.
Hybrid weddings help bring families closer together even in less-than-ideal circumstances - which is what weddings are all about!
With these ideas and tips, you make sure that everyone one you love is with you on your wedding day - pandemic or not!
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