Perhaps one of the most interesting trends that has come out of the pandemic is the term “micro-weddings” which resembles a small dinner gathering – usually less than 20 guests.
While brides and grooms can still have that special day and capture the moment, here are guidelines to consider.
Determine the Layout
With focus on social distancing and limited capacity, fewer guests can be seated per table. This is also applicable during the ceremony by separating the chairs. When considering bars, a popular place to congregate, think of adding a few more to spread out the number of guests.
Food and Beverage
Attendants should serve food to guests instead of allowing buffets and food stations where many guests linger and interact with the areas. At tables, servers should pass bread instead of allowing for communal baskets. The focus therefore, should be on a plated dinner.
With smaller groups, there are more venue options. In larger spaces, ideally outdoors, guests can spread out more easily with greater flexibility in floor plans and layouts. Consider the beach, a park, meadow, or rooftop.
Décor is More
Always a strong believer in adding the right touches, it is important to still incorporate the right placement of furniture to create a special design. Floral arrangements and table settings are still strong points to complete whatever the theme and feel of the wedding are.
For those who prefer a virtual celebration create the festive atmosphere via Zoom or other video platforms. To make guests feel more connected to the bride and groom, consider sending party favors, champagne, and food items to help toast and celebrate the big occasion.