Is the Pre-Pandemic Wedding Gone Forever?

So, let’s talk about the question on everyone’s mind… Will COVID ever end?

It’s something we’re all thinking.

Because despite how far we’ve come, it hasn’t ended.

And of course scientists warned us of this, that COVID would be here to stay.

But, I think we were all hoping that it would become like the flu. Where it would no longer affect our decisions to do things. Or our ability to do things.

So really the question we’re actually asking is, when will I no longer have to think about COVID? And when can I have a “normal” / pre-pandemic wedding?

Because what’s happening out in the world with COVID directly affects your wedding or event.

What you can and can’t do or whether masks are necessary at your wedding is all related to the situation in your community, in the country and in the world.

Now of course there are places where “normal” weddings are already in full swing.

So of course “normal” weddings are possible because it’s happening.

But when will we be at a point where COVID doesn’t even come into your wedding considerations?

When will you not even have to think about it at all?

Honestly? I really don’t know.

Masks may be in our future for a long time. And depending on the location, restrictions may be as well.

COVID may be something we have to consider going forward in all weddings.

The pre-pandemic wedding as we used to know it, might be gone forever.

Bride and groom walking at their wedding amoungst the palm trees at a private estate wedding in Hawaii at Lanikuhonua by destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events
(Photo credit: What a Day! Photography)

Now I know that can be sad for many.

But, it’s not necessarily a bad thing!

Yes, masks aren’t fun and no matter what you do to them or how cute they are, they’ll never be fun.

But COVID also taught us to think about protecting our guests and the community.

And that’s a good thing!

Thinking about your guests and what’s best for them and how to make them comfortable are important parts of a wedding or event.

And while the threat of getting sick looming over your head isn’t fun, it does teach you to think through your decisions.

And that’s also a good thing!

Being more thoughtful and purposeful with your decisions is a good thing.

And let’s not forget that just because what you’re planning isn’t exactly like a pre-pandemic wedding, that doesn’t mean we’re losing everything.

There’s still the gathering, the people, the music, food and celebration. There’s still the ceremony and your commitment to each other.

And there is always still the love.

It’s just that there are additional things to consider too.

Bride and groom kiss after the wedding ceremony at their forest wedding at Autocamp Yosemite by destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events
(Photo credit: Mary Meck Weddings)

If you think about the last year, if nothing else, it taught you to cherish. To cherish the moments, the people, and what’s important.

We’ve all had to take a hard look at our lives and what we value.

And while weddings are about the couple, it can also turn into a show where the focus is on things that don’t really matter.

So keeping your guests in mind and making thoughtful decisions only make for a better wedding.

That could be deciding to have a smaller, more intimate wedding, doing a plated meal or requesting that all guests are vaccinated or have a negative test.

Making decisions with purpose keeps you and your wedding on the right track.

The track towards creating a unique wedding, one that’s personal.

And that not only results in better use of your budget, but you’ll be creating a wedding that is more meaningful.

So while I don’t know what is going to happen with COVID and what that will do for weddings, I do know that the “normal” pre-pandemic wedding might be gone.

And if it is, maybe that’s ok.

Maybe, that’s a good thing.

So, instead of being sad, embrace it.

Because we can make the post-pandemic wedding even better.

Let us help you to do just that. Contact us today to start the conversation.

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