The period of adaptation to new habits certainly causes many plans to be delayed. Starting from plans to travel abroad, watch concerts in the country, to maybe wedding preparations that have been planned long ago. Of course this is bad news for those of you who want to hold a wedding.
Fortunately, at this time, weddings can be held. However, you still have to follow health rules. What are the wedding trends like in the adaptation of new habits?
Preparations Done Virtually
If normally you will have a direct meeting with the wedding organizer, the meeting will be held virtually during the corona virus pandemic. You and your partner must be ready in front of your smartphone or laptop to “meet” with the wedding organizer representative. So that the conversation runs smoothly and the preparations go according to plan, make sure you have a smooth and stable internet connection.
Intimate Marriage Concept
In addition to meetings with wedding organizers that must be held virtually, you are not as free as before in inviting wedding guests. This is because, in accordance with the Minister of Religion Circular Number 15 of 2002, wedding invitations may only be a maximum of 20% of the total capacity of the room. Also, it cannot exceed 30 people.
Therefore, the concept of an intimate wedding which is only attended by family and relatives and close friends will be suitable as a wedding trend in the new normal era. You can invite nuclear families from both sides, as well as close friends from you and your partner.
Organize Live Streaming via Social Media
It’s a bit sad to think about not being able to invite a lot of people to attend the wedding. However, in order to ensure safety and health together, you must follow these rules from the Minister of Religion. Regarding not being able to invite many guests, you can hold a live streaming of the marriage contract through the social media of each bride and groom. Let this live streaming event be handled by the wedding organizer team or one of your family.
Setting Up Strict Health Protocol Rules
When the wedding day arrives, make sure you have prepared strict health protocols for all guests. Yes, even though those who come are family and close friends, there is nothing wrong with following the health rules that have been determined.
Before entering the venue, every guest present must have their temperature checked. Then, ask invited guests to wear masks, face shields, or other protective equipment to cover the face area. Given the situation that is still not conducive, it’s better not to shake hands by touching each other.
Sanitation Before and After the Event
Apart from urging invited guests to wear masks or face shields, there’s nothing wrong if you ask them to bring their own hand sanitizer. An appeal to bring hand sanitizer can be included in the invitations that are distributed. Even if there are guests who forget, you can set up a hand washing area or a special place to spray hand sanitizer before guests enter the venue.
Try to Choose an Outdoor Venue
Considering that some time ago there was transmission of a virus originating from a closed and air-conditioned room, you should choose an outdoor wedding venue. The location of the wedding which is held in the open will make it easier for guests to keep their distance from each other. In addition, a roomy place also allows better air circulation.
Still related to the venue, it is also recommended that you set the table in a seated dinner format instead of standing party. Because, if the event is held with a standing party model, the risk of crowds of guests will be much higher.
Your desire to hold a wedding during the period of adaptation to new habits can now be realized. As long as you implement health protocols and keep each other clean, then the pandemic is no longer an obstacle. More importantly, are you ready with the funds for wedding preparations? Even though it is held in a simple way, a wedding still requires a lot of money.