How to plan a micro-wedding during covid?

Below is a complementary list of 40 more questions you may need to ask your venue when it comes to wedding planning during the coronavirus. Along with our core list of wedding venue questions, you can rest easy knowing that you're doing everything you can to cover your bases during this unprecedented time. An intimate wedding lends itself to live music. According to Tiffany Hanus of The Tiffany Hanus Jazz Trio, several couples have contacted us this past year due to a change in their plans.

With fewer guests and without the typical DJ dance party, they decided to redirect part of their wedding budget towards live music. Many couples came to the conclusion that, with guests unable to mingle and seated inside their respective bubbles, they needed to hire live entertainment to make the evening special and enjoyable. This year we have played at small wedding ceremonies, socially relaxed cocktail parties and micro-weddings. Each of these celebrations was very special and joyful, even in these difficult times.

In short, micro-weddings are the future. It's hard to imagine large celebrations taking place in the near future, but that doesn't mean you can't get married or that your wedding will be any less magical. Micro-weddings are small, intentional celebrations with guest lists often in the single digits (although nuptials with up to 50 guests are considered micro-weddings), making them the default choice for couples planning a wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic. As couples around the world grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, taking the right steps and navigating this ever-evolving scenario is proving challenging for many.

Like you, here at The Knot, our teams are making daily decisions through the lens of how to keep our couples, employees and partners safe and healthy. So, as you plan your wedding during the coronavirus pandemic, know that we are here for you. We will continue to update our guide to planning a COVID-19 wedding as new information becomes available from the CDC and WHO, as well as wedding industry experts. Like elopements, micro-weddings were a popular choice for couples even before the pandemic hit.

Although many couples planning micro-weddings dispense with formal stationery, a clean, uncluttered ensemble adds to the sense of occasion. All you have to do is manage your expectations, before moving on to the next step on how to plan a micro-wedding during life. Throughout the spring and summer, i.e. the entire wedding season, the virus ravaged the wedding industry.

Right now, whether you're planning a wedding at home or abroad, there are countless moving parts surrounding COVID-19 and what it means for your event, specifically, really depends on your wedding date, number of guests, location and the extent of travel involved. Full of organic, tropical details and romantic moments, Sara and Jason's boho micro-wedding in Maui was a truly exceptional celebration. Even if it's not what you had envisioned for your big day, a micro wedding can still be fabulous - think quality over quantity. And the advantages of opting for an intimate wedding go far beyond a flexible guest list, just ask a wedding expert like Casie Nguyen.

So how do you organise your dream day during a pandemic? Here's how to plan a micro-wedding during a pandemic. A micro-wedding has a more intimate and cosy atmosphere, and a smaller guest list (usually between 10 and 50 people). As your micro-wedding is likely to be more informal, don't be afraid to show off your personal style with non-traditional fashions such as an Amsale jumpsuit and a bright green dinner jacket from ASOS (worn without socks). Also, by creating a micro-wedding, you can focus more on the little details to make the wedding more personal, romantic and a 'wow factor that guests will talk about for years to come'.

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