LOVE IN THE TIME OF COVID: HOW TO CELEBRATE YOUR MICRO-WEDDING DAY WITH GUESTS WHO NOW CAN’T ATTEND
2020 brides have had a lot to contend with. One of the biggest challenges has been how to shrink their guestlist - in some cases by two thirds or more. Forget the A-list, this is all about the A+++ list!
Whilst all guests understand the couple’s predicament, we’ve spoken to many brides who still want to share the day with the guests who can’t be there due to covid restrictions (aside from the airing on zoom, of course.)
If this sounds like you, here’s five (non-cheesy) ways in which you can still mark the special day with your (extended) guests:
An assortment of beautiful homewares from The Table Edit
At one of the weddings we went to a few years ago the Father of the Bride had collected hundreds of antique shot glasses for the after dinner toast, which guests were then welcome to take home as favours. We love the idea of sending your guests a one-off keepsake that they can treasure forever. We are obsessed with the fun and colourful homeware from The Table Edit which will cheer up any table. Anna (who masterminds the Table Edit) scours the world to create a unique edit of homeware for customers to buy or hire, all of which are sourced second hand, designed in house or handmade by local artisans. Available online at thetableedit.com
We’ve heard a lot about bubbles this year but here’s a bubble your guests might actually get excited about. Send them a bottle of the champagne you were planning to serve them at the wedding so they can toast you while you walk down the aisle. Try jeroboams.co.uk or majestic.co.uk
Here’s a 2020 twist on the old-fashioned guestbook. Ask your guests to send you a picture of themselves dressed in their finest wedding guest attire and a short message which you can copy into a scrapbook. This has the dual benefit of being a lovely memento for you AND making them feel part of the celebrations. If you’re looking for something particularly luxe speak to stationers Ruth Kaye Design who can design a beautiful hardback, embossed version for you.
SAY IT WITH FLOWERS
We’re not big on wedding traditions but in our opinion one of the better traditions is giving away wedding flowers to guests at the end of the evening. Why not reverse the tradition and send your wedding flowers to guests at home instead. Try Flowerbx for the most stylish blooms.
LOVE IS NOT CANCELLED
If you’re going to the trouble of creating stationery and an order of service, print extra copies and send them to your extended guests, along with a small penguin paperback of your favourite love poems and personalised message inside. Try Penguin Love poetry or Love Letters of Great Men.
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