Covid-19 is re-shaping the way weddings are held. But it was noticeable that even before the pandemic wedding traditions started to change. There’s nothing wrong with tradition, but nowadays it is more important for the wedding to be true to the couple than to be what is expected of a wedding event.
With Covid-19 the list of guest is getting smaller and here are a few wedding traditions to skip that can help out with shortening the list.
Waiting until the ceremony to see each other
Now more than ever first looks are increasing in popularity. If you wonder what a first look is, it’s a moment before the ceremony where the couple gets to see each other for the first time. More than for the practicality of timing, first looks are great because it gives the couple some quiet time before the ceremony. By having a first look, it eases all those nervous feelings. First look also allows for the couple to enjoy cocktail hour with their guest.
The bridal party
Some couples are skipping this due to the practicality of cost saving. But, others are skipping it to relieve their friends of the responsibility and allowing them to simply enjoy the wedding. During pandemic times were you want to keep guest list at a minimum and keep social distance, this is probably a good idea.
Some couples are opting out of a flower girl or flower boy to include their pups. (and I’m all up to this). It is hard for kids the grasp the idea of being in front of so many people, and sometimes couples opt for an all adult wedding.
Bouquet and garter toss
Garter tossing and bouquet tossing are fun, but some couples are opting to skip it and having the reception continue on. Some even are opting for a hand out of the bouquet or garter instead of tossing.
Whatever tradition you want to add or skip, remember it’s all about you and what makes you happy!
Check out Nick and Laura’s wedding! They had a first look and I was all about it.