There’s a huge question of what’s next with weddings after COVID-19 from the couples having to plan or replan a wedding during this time. We are currently in “Safer At Home Phase Two” and limited to gatherings of less than ten people indoors and twenty-five people for outdoor gatherings. As we reopen, there will still be a new normal to what ceremonies and receptions might look like. These are some things to consider as you plan or replan your wedding.
Access to Hand Sanitizer, Gloves, and Masks
Consider having access to hand sanitizer, wipes, masks, and gloves for both guests and vendors. Think about fun ways to incorporate this into your favors. Guests would love mini personalized hand sanitizer or even a custom face mask to remember your special day!
Brides: Consider wearing white gloves! Think Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly. Stay safe and look timeless even after the coronavirus.
Changes in Catering
After COVID, there will be a new set of rules and serving etiquette for chefs, couples, guests, and servers. Say goodbye to buffets and family-style meals and hello to new creative and safe ways to eat and drink at a wedding.
With many unknowns surrounding the coronavirus, it’s unclear how long this will impact group gatherings. Wedding stationery will evolve over time, think inserts with back-up date, safety measures, and more. Now more than ever, it is so important to keep your wedding website up to date for your guests.
Indoor-outdoor wedding venues have seen a rise in the last decade and will be in more demand now more than ever. As you approach the planning process consider airflow to the spaces and the layout. Having both the indoor and outdoor space gives guests the option to be where they feel most comfortable during this time.
At Historic Wakefield Barn, we have plenty of outdoor and indoor space. We are able to accommodate groups of all sizes once we are able to gather together again. Schedule your in-person or virtual tour with us today! We can’t wait to celebrate again soon!