With the covid-19 pandemic that has hit the wedding industry very hard, when the wedding venues are closing, vendors are going out of business, and couples are rescheduling their wedding days, we are thinking how weddings are going to look like post covid. As an antidote to fear, and navigating through the uncharted waters, more and more couples are opting for intimate weddings rather than throwing a big fat Indian wedding. From asking questions to your wedding venue to working with your imagination for hosting unforgettable celebrations that are safe and sentimental at the same moment, weddings post covid will be unique and different scenarios altogether. Here are some of the changes that we expect to see during post covid weddings.
Hand sanitizing solutions
Hand washing and sanitizing solutions being the call of the hour are likely to stay for a long time now. With more and more people around the world aware of the germs and communicable diseases that take place through unsanitized hands, weddings are expected to be filled with hand sanitizing dispensing stations among under wedding decor. Laying out accessible sanitizers and wipes everywhere is the best way to keep your wedding stuff and guests safe from the virus. Also deciding on how many touchpoints will each guest has with the wedding staff is also important for everyone to know before attending your wedding day.
Distribution of gloves and masks
The best way to stop the transmission of the virus during our wedding day celebration is to wear gloves and masks along with sanitizing your hands and keeping low contact with the fellow guests. Masks are encouraged as best practices to prevent the spread of coronavirus along with disinfecting the surfaces and frequent hands sanitization. For all the guests attending the wedding, the couple can organize gloves and masks dispensing stations and find out ways to easily distribute them through low contact solutions.
Changes in catering
Considered to be one of the most heavily impacted wedding sectors, food and catering services for weddings are back with changed guidelines. Weddings after covid will be packed with a new set of rules and serving etiquette, with the food and drink items prepared and served with utmost food safety precautions. Food and beverages are still considered to be the most important factor of a wedding day, the new precautionary guidelines for wedding catering and serving vendors are packed with food temperature checks, set sanitization standards, and staff training for low contact serving. The new guidelines for catering safety are for the protection of guests and staff at the same time with rapid evolution.
Update in serving meals
Replacing the current style of dining at weddings, there will be many conceptualized and new serving styles in weddings that will not be buffets or family-style dining options. From reviewing menu plans to planning seating arrangements with social distancing, more and more couples are planning to shift to plated meal options instead of the traditional buffet system. This also puts an additional task on the wedding checklist, as more and more couples would need confirmed RSVP for the exact meal count. With new guidelines coming up around the world for wedding caterers, the rental services, caterers, and wedding event designers are certainly absorbing the new information and adapting their traditional ways of cooking and serving wedding guests.
Seating arrangements update
The layout of weddings post coronavirus is likely to change with social distancing being the new cool. Where once weddings were packed with sweaty bodies and fully packed dancing events, future weddings in India post coronavirus will be packed with six-feet social distancing rules. Spacing out the wedding guests will be the new challenge for wedding event planners and organizers around the world as people are still reeling and adapting to the new guidelines and changes. With creative wedding ceremony seating and dinner layout plans that feature social distancing as the key element, we can be rest assured to find a few angry relatives who will go home without dancing.
Traditional greetings will be replaced with a contactless greeting as a suggested etiquette for couples. So instead of hugging and touching feet traditions, couples will have to resort to namaste, bows, and waves. One of the best ways to replace traditional receiving style is to greet your guests with a traditional receiving line that can blend old traditions with new modern ways. While most of the wedding guests will be excited to see each other on your wedding day, encouraging social distancing signs and reminders will encourage your guests to remain mindful of the current situation.
Socially distanced celebrations
Dancing and singing on your wedding day is still an option, provided the wedding venue or event space allows adequate spacing out for each guest without bumping into each other. Dancing is still an option and everybody is welcome to the dance floor, but couples are encouraged to keep the wedding in a more festival style to prevent the room from overcrowding. Open sky areas are perfect for your wedding guests to dance away the night, or you can replace the entire entertainment scene with a beautiful traditional dance performance or elegant Bollywood singing concert by performing artists. Create cooler guest experiences with the newest wedding trends and inspirations.
As more and more states are reopening with stringent guidelines for gatherings and celebrations, the new normal for Indian weddings will require everyone to adapt. Redefining how group gatherings are held. Moving back to wedding events they are going to look completely different, and for the starters, we can say marks are the new wedding accessories. To help you plan accordingly, we are tapping with experts for the various possibilities for future weddings in India and bring you some of the best and updated wedding ideas and inspirations. All the ideas and possibilities differ from state to state and hence to-be married couples from around the country should stay updated regarding the latest information and guidelines laid out by their respective governments and governing bodies.