Elopement Weddings and Coronavirus – Has your wedding been postponed? Are you eloping instead and not sure what to expect?
Elopements are a wonderful and meaningful way to commit to the one you love and no virus can stop you from doing it. Let’s have a look at some things to consider for your elopement post coronavirus.
Peace of Mind
With restrictions constantly changing when it comes to the coronavirus, elopements are a much safer bet in these ever changing times.
No-one knows when we’ll be able to celebrate special occasions with a large number of family and friends. Eloping gives you the peace of mind by not having to worry about cancelling due to a change in restrictions.
Live Stream your Elopement Ceremony
Your family and friends can still be there in spirit during your elopement ceremony with the help of internet magic. Video calling via Facebook Live, Zoom or Skype so they can watch you say your vows is the next best thing to being there in person.
You don’t have to be an IT expert to organise it either – it’s really easy – and you’ll know this if you took part in a few quizzes during lockdown to beat the boredom!
Stay Updated on Local Restrictions
With some cities experiencing spikes in cases, there is always the risk of a local lockdown. If you are eloping locally then you’ll be able to keep up to date with any changes in restrictions in your area that may affect your elopement arrangements.
Stay Safe and Exercise Precautions
Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life so you want to have the best experience possible. You don’t want to risk contracting the virus and getting ill beforehand. With this in mind, be sure to continue to do the following:
1.Wear a face mask in enclosed spaces.
2.Wash your hands regularly.
3.Avoid crowded places.
4.Keep a two-metre distance.
Enjoy Your Day
Your celebrant and photographer will be in great spirits to help you celebrate your day together. At times you may all be required to wear face coverings but don’t let this ruin your day.
The celebrant and photographer will make it clear to you beforehand if there are any periods that require you and your loved one to wear masks.
Bear in mind that your vendors will probably not be able to hug you or shake your hand even although they’d really love to!
You might be one of the lucky ones and have the option to invite a few guests to your elopement. As the days pass and coronavirus cases continue to drop, the ability to invite guests will become more likely.
Although there will be a few changes in the way you celebrate like protecting yourself and others by keeping a safe distance, you can still have a great time regardless.
Plan A Celebration
Having an intimate wedding doesn’t mean you can’t plan for a big celebration at a later date. Many couples who had to postpone their wedding opted to elope on their original wedding date.
This means they’ll still have a big wedding in the future with all their family and friends attending to celebrate but they still wanted to honour the original date and become husband and wife.
If you are travelling somewhere for your elopement then make sure you keep up to date with the current guidance on restrictions and quarantine procedures at your destination.
Check whether you should be self-isolating for a period of time when you come back and make arrangements by asking friends and family to drop shopping off at your door.
Do the Right Thing
If you do feel unwell and start to develop covid 19 symptoms in the run up to your wedding day, do the right thing. Self-isolate and book a test to find out if you have it. Make anyone involved in your elopement aware of how you are feeling.
Elopement Weddings and Coronavirus
If you have any questions about planning your elopement then please get in touch with us below. We’d love to offer advice to help you plan your dream elopement.