Love can transcend all barriers, even an epidemic! As the world continues to remain plagued by the SARS CoV-2, life, as we know it, has turned topsy-turvy. The wedding industry is no exception. Acclimatizing to the recent changes couples are now opting for a virtual wedding.
Spring wedding season begins from the mid of May and goes into full power by the third week of April. However, the coronavirus outbreak has forced the couples to reconsider the traditional process of the marriage ceremony.
As the big fat Wedding would put lives at risk and violate the distancing guidelines, more and more people are hopping onto the virtual wedding bandwagon.
As we know there is a silver lining to all storm clouds. The trend of destination wedding is expected to go down and digital unions will be the frontiers. The intense pressure of weddings as a social phenomenon to become trending hashtags has stolen the essence of marriage.
The wedding parties often tend to discard cherishing their day under the performance pressure. Cuts on budgets and ostentatious venues will inadvertently be replaced by the wholesome and small rituals without pre-wedding photoshoots.
According to Zola, a wedding registry and planning company, more couples are scheduling weekday weddings in 2020 and scheduling ceremonies and receptions on different days. Coronavirus may also give wedding attire new meaning.
“I don’t want to offend people, but I’m going to be in contact with all these people, so maybe for the wedding, we say “I love you, but we’re not going to do any hugs or handshakes,” Dena Varvitsiotes, a bride-to-be, said. “Maybe we have people wear gloves and masks if they feel uncomfortable. That could be the new norm.”
Hailing social distancing as the new normal, live-streaming the ceremony over ZOOM or Google DUO may be the optimal option for brides and grooms. Saying ‘I DO’ with a downsized guest list and an even downscaled wedding will ramp up the privacy element and enjoyment.
Cutting down on blessings or love isn’t a pre-requisite as many would have you believe. There’s so much more to look forward to, and in the end, you’re going to look back and say, ‘hey, I was a part of history’ because this is going to be one for the history books.