Normalized Pandemic Trends
Updated: May 2, 2022
With Covid taking an unexpected turn, it is now more important than ever to keep our loved ones safe. There is a need to pivot and reshape our lives without taking away from the meaningful moments. One industry that has had to adapt to our current way of life is the wedding industry. There are a number of wedding trends that have become normalized during covid and we are here to break them down for you! Keep reading to learn about pandemic trends that have become the new norm.
Prioritizing Outdoor Spaces
With social distancing becoming increasingly important, outdoor spaces are the perfect choice for those who want to have their wedding with a larger number of guests! Outdoor weddings provide natural lighting, built-in amenities available for utilization, and are cost efficient. Some of our favorite outdoor venues are Gadsden House, William Aiken House, Magnolia Plantation, and Kiawah.
Pop Up Weddings
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Pop up weddings are a great way for couples to have the wedding day of their dreams without breaking the bank. Pop up weddings usually consist of a guest list of around 10 people and utilize a temporary venue that is created and broken down by a team. The ceremony is short and sweet and then the reception can be held elsewhere.
Live streaming has become very popular since the beginning of the pandemic. Live streaming your wedding is the perfect way to include friends and family members who may live farther away and can not make it to the ceremony. Not only is live streaming a great way to capture the moment but it also tends to be more cost effective than a traditional videographer.
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With a transition to more virtual experiences, weekdays have now opened up more than ever! The most obvious pro to weekday weddings is the cost effectiveness. Not only do venues tend to be less expensive but hotels and airfare are also cheaper during the weekdays. Having a weekday wedding also opens up availability for venues and vendors that you hope to snag on your special day.
Focus on Guest Experience
Due to slimmer guest lists, couples are able to prioritize the guest experience when planning their special day. This means more money can be put towards interactive decor or unique details that incorporate the guests into the special moment. Our Champagne Wall and Swings are perfect for entertaining guests while also adding a personalized touch to the decor.
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Pop up weddings are a great way for couples to have the wedding day of their dreams without breaking the bank!. Pop up weddings usually consist of a guest list of around 10 people and utilize a temporary venue that is created and broken down by a team. The ceremony is short and sweet and then the reception can be held elsewhere.
There are many ways to keep your guests safe when coming together to celebrate the union of loved ones. Our Hand Sanitizing Stations are essential when it comes to keeping the germs away. Not only are they touch-less but they also come in two different styles to blend in with the decor of the ceremony. We also have Disinfecting Foggers that can be used to kill viruses, bacteria, and mold for up to 2 weeks without contaminating the food or leaving a residue.
Adapting is not always the easiest thing to do but it is definitely necessary. We hope you take some of these pandemic trends into consideration when planning your very own special moment!