4 Wedding Trends You May Not Have Heard of Until Now
The cringe worthy, uncomfortable, spine-chilling word of 2020…Covid-19. This word, however daunting it may be has impacted each of our lives in one way or another. In terms of getting married… well it most certainly put a damper on that. In fact, a survey taken by The Knot shows that a whopping 96% of couples have either postponed their wedding date or cancelled their plans altogether. It’s a bit unsettling to see such numbers in an industry that thrives so deeply on the love for celebration and gatherings. However, if there’s one thing this industry allows for it’s our ability to creatively adapt and change with the times. With stay-at-home orders now lifting and guidelines allowing certain gatherings to take place, our creative juices are flowing, and couples can now say “I do”! It should come to no surprise that our industry has coined a few new terms and trends along the way; Many of which unfamiliar to most. We’ve included a list of these “new” wedding trends below in hopes to shine a bit of light on our creative friends, and who knows… maybe inspire a wedding couple or two!
1. The Minimony
Exactly as it sounds: a mini ceremony held with your loved ones or simply a moment of commitment shared between you and your partner. Minimony’s allow you to solidify your union or to honor your original wedding date.
2. The Sequel Wedding
The sequel wedding is a term that has been traditionally used for couples deciding to have two distinct weddings for a cultural or religious reason. However, because of this pandemic the sequel wedding has evolved, taking on a whole new meaning. Often times a sequel wedding will be announced once a minimony has taken place, and the couple has decided to postpone their original wedding reception plans. The majority of sequel weddings have now been commonly postponed to 2021/2022.
3. The Micro-wedding
The micro-wedding falls somewhere between an elopement and a large traditional wedding. A micro-wedding typically includes a guest list of up to 50 guests – often immediate family and super-close friends only. This type of event allows the couple to focus more on the small details without worrying too much about their budget. It’s an intimate experience that is often hard to replicate for a larger, say, 200 guest count wedding.
4. The Elopement
Traditionally, elopements were considered spur-of-the-moment and unplanned events involving an element of secrecy. Today, there is still an air of sweeping romance involved but couples are taking the time to personalize and plan their union in a way that represents their love story. When a couple elopes, the guest list is usually under 10 people. In fact, most times the couple is accompanied only by the officiant and their witnesses.
This wedding season looks considerably unique for all of us but one thing remains the same; our dedication to provide our clients with the best service possible whether it’s a backyard micro-wedding now or the sequel wedding in 2021!
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