Tip: The Livestream Event. It may be a while before people are ready to travel or gather in large groups. Thanks to technology, there is a way to still have your nearest and dearest be a part of your wedding—livestream it! You can hire a professional to be in charge of the equipment, setup and “day of” execution. “Check in with your photographer to find out what the options might be to work with them. They might be able to offer a second or third shooter for a short amount of time,” says Paula Cano. Want to do-it-yourself? Make sure you have your most tech-savvy guest be in charge of the details that day so all you have to think about is “I Do.” Many churches also now have livestream capabilities. Be sure to work with the venue to make sure the internet connection is strong enough and communicate to all of your vendors to make sure all parts of the ceremony are able to be broadcast online. Don’t forget to say “hello” to those guests watching from a distance so they still feel included
in the celebration.
Trend: Microweddings. Microweddings are typically less than 50 people and are for the couple that wants to focus on a more intimate gathering. Just because the guest list is smaller, doesn’t mean the event needs to be short on details, and it may allow you more flexibility to do something unique. “Downsizing your reception to an intimate gathering of close friends and family allows you to treat your guests to really delicious food offerings and special wine selections that you may have skipped at a larger reception. Celebrate this very special occasion with your loved ones by treating them to an experience they will never forget,” says Peggy Liversidge. There are no specific rules you have to follow to fit the definition—as the couple planning the wedding you have the power to define what “micro” means to you.
Written by Andrea Cairns
Photography by Courtney Elizabeth Media