A survey conducted by the Knot found that out of 470 couples, 96% were rescheduling their weddings, with 65% pushing their weddings toward late 2021, according to Fast Company. When protecting your health is more important than ever, canceling your wedding arrangements might be a viable option. However, couples across Florida aren’t letting COVID-19 ruin their wedding plans. Instead of postponing or canceling marriage ceremonies, many Floridians are opting for the latest trend in the bridal industry: the minimony.
Virtual weddings have become popular, as they allow couples to host intimate and creative wedding events. Most couples are exchanging vows inside their apartments, on the balcony, and the back porch. As many soon-to-be husband and wife embrace virtual weddings, some must-do tricks have emerged. Here’s how Floridian couples are turning to minimonies during COVID-19.
Invest in the Right Technology
Choosing the right technologies is probably the most critical step in planning a virtual marriage ceremony. Whether you intend to use a laptop, smartphone, or tablet to live stream the event, make sure it’s in excellent condition. You may also want to purchase a tripod for your smartphone to ensure it’s stable and offers a crisp, clear view.
Pick a Streaming Platform
Once you’ve picked your best gadget, choose a streaming platform. There are some excellent and free virtual event platforms like Zoom, YouTube Live, and Facebook Live. Webwed is also a suitable app for virtual weddings. It guarantees privacy for live stream events and an option to obtain a marriage certificate and officiant online.
Use the Internet to Your Advantage
With stay-at-home orders still in place, internet shops guarantee convenience. For instance, if you are shopping for wedding bands, you’ll have the opportunity to design your bands without leaving the house. Besides having various options, buying wedding rings online is cost-efficient, convenient, and safe.
Online stores also guarantee discounted prices on bridal gowns and groom’s attire. However, you should start shopping early to get the best deals. For most couples, choosing the perfect wedding outfit is always a challenge. In that case, make use of Google and social media platforms to seek inspiration. Pick several ideas and then personalize them to fit your style.
Focus on Rituals That Matter Most
When planning an online wedding, it’s easy to overlook traditional rituals. As a couple, you want to replicate the experience of a customary marriage ceremony while live streaming. Think about a virtual bachelor and bachelorette party that entails toasts and dancing. On the big day, have a list of wedding activities to keep guests entertained. Like most Floridian couples, you may have a virtual cocktail hour and cake cutting moment. You may have a guest perform a song in honor of your marriage. Alternatively, prepare a music playlist and make sure to have the first dance.
Hosting virtual weddings is an excellent way to stick to your marriage plans, instead of postponing. Besides, live streaming is a straightforward process. All it takes is some research, budgeting, the right tech equipment, and streaming apps.