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Virtual Weddings: A Rising Trend Amid The Pandemic

Virtual Weddings: A Rising Trend Amid The Pandemic
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You may not be having a traditional wedding, but that doesn’t mean you can’t send invitations to your guests.

As luck would have it, the recent pandemic has caused you to postpone your wedding plans. You thought that things would have calmed down by now, but the coronavirus remains a threat.

Not wanting to hold off on your union any longer, you realize you’re going to have to get creative. While elopement and a mini wedding are options, virtual weddings are an increasingly popular trend. 

What is a Virtual Wedding? 

As the name implies, a virtual wedding is a ceremony that’s hosted exclusively only. With the right technology, couples can tie the knot with all their friends and family watching through live stream. Virtual weddings keep everyone safe while allowing you to share your special moment with loved ones. What’s even better is that they can save you a ton of money. 

Planning Tips

If you like the idea of a virtual wedding, here are some tips to help you plan. 

Marriage License

For your union to be legally binding, you’re going to need a marriage license. Since most states, county, and local offices are closed to the general public; you’ll need to apply early. Some localities may allow you to apply for your license online, while others will require you to mail in an application.

In either circumstance, it could take a few weeks before you get your license, so give yourself some wiggle room. 

Passports and Travel Restrictions

If you’re planning a destination wedding, there are a few things to consider. For starters, many states and countries have travel restrictions in place to prevent coronavirus outbreaks. Before booking your trip, check to ensure that you can travel to the destination safely. As for passports, you’ll want to apply for those in advance to ensure you have them before leaving for your trip. 

Tech Equipment

There are a few things you’ll need to stream your wedding successfully. Start by deciding on which platform you’ll use to stream. There are several digital communication platforms to consider. Next, you’ll want to make sure that you have a computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or video camera. Purchasing accessories like tripods or stands and microphones are also advised. 

Invitations

You may not be having a traditional wedding, but that doesn’t mean you can’t send invitations to your guests. The invitation is often a keepsake to remind them of your special day. Fortunately, you don’t have to try and find a local print shop. There are sites with free wedding invitation templates you can use to create your memento. 

Set The Scene

While there’s no need to spend money on decorating a wedding and reception hall, you still want to set the tone for the day. Give your audience something to talk about by creating the perfect backdrop. Find an area with the ideal landscape and lighting. Then, decorate the space with a runner, wedding arch, flowers, and candles. Before the wedding day, ensure that everything looks good by doing a test run with your camera. That way, you can make adjustments in advance. 

Find the Perfect Attire

The only thing left to do is find the perfect dress and groom’s attire for your big day. If going to local bridal and tuxedo shops is too risky for you, there’s always the option to shop online.

It is essential to do this in advance to ensure your clothes arrive on time. You can browse sites to get inspiration and check out the latest wedding fashion trends. Before making a final purchase, you and your partner take turns to record each other’s measurements to ensure it’s the right fit. 

COVID-19 has certainly changed everyday life for the foreseeable future. That, however, doesn’t have to stop you from marrying your fiance. Hosting a virtual wedding is a lot safer for everyone.

You can do it from the comfort of home, your guests don’t have to travel, and you save a lot of time and money. As long as you remember the tips provided above, you can have the wedding of your dreams, despite the madness. 

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