03 Sep The Top 5 Changes We’re Seeing In 2020 Weddings
The wedding industry has been flooded with changes due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s unlikely we’ll see the large weddings that we’ve gotten accustomed to in the near future. At All Dolled Up, we are embracing the changes forced upon us and adapting so that we can still give our brides the most amazing wedding day possible — no matter what it looks like. Read along to learn what changes we’re seeing in 2020 weddings and how we’re adapting to them.
1.Elopements, Microweddings & Minimonies
The three most common weddings we’re seeing in 2020 are Elopements, Microweddings and Minimonies. Not sure what those are? We’ve broken them down for you below! What’s important to remember no matter what style wedding you have is that you should look and feel your best on your wedding day. We’re here to help with your beauty needs from near or far!
An elopement is an intimate ceremony—usually just the couple, officiant and/or a witness. Traditionally elopements have been spontaneous events, but they are now becoming much more planned, with couples traveling to scenic destinations to do them.
Think of a microwedding as a cross between an elopement and a traditional wedding. Microweddings are 50 people or less, but still act as your typical wedding with the same attention to detail.
A minimony is a term coined by The Knot that basically defines commitment ceremonies taking place during COVID for couples who have had to postpone their wedding.
What’s important to remember no matter what style wedding you have is that you should look and feel your best on your wedding day. We’re here to help with your beauty needs from near or far!
1.More outdoor venues
Being in Northern California, we love an outdoor wedding. Given the recommendations of not gathering in large numbers indoors, it only makes sense that we may be seeing many more outdoor
weddings in the future. Looking to host an outdoor wedding? Try adding some more lounge spaces and various seating options so guests can mingle rather than packing the dance floor.
1.We’re all Going Virtual!
Virtual venue tours, home-delivered tastings, and bridal gown fittings at home are just a few ways pros have evolved since COVID hit. Here at All Dolled Up, we’re committed to serving you virtually through our virtual consultations! If you don’t feel comfortable having a beauty team come to you for your wedding day, but still want some help in the beauty department you can book one of our virtual bridal consultations. This 35-minute consultation will provide you with tips and tricks that will help you make your bridal beauty vision come to life. Learn more about our virtual consultations here:https://www.alldolleduphairandmakeup.com/virtually-yours
1.Celebrating In Shifts
If and when the CDC and federal government do relax social distancing restrictions, there may be limitations in the number of people permitted to be in the same room. A shift wedding groups your guest list and allows them to celebrate in shifts and move to different stations such as cocktail hour, dinner, after dinner mingling, etc. as a group. Ideally, a shift wedding will have an outdoor ceremony so your entire guest list can witness your nuptials and incorporate different indoor spaces through shifts. If you’re a bride who doesn’t want to limit your guest count, a shift wedding may be the thing for you!
1. Health and Safety Measures
We’ve become accustomed to taking extra health and safety measures and weddings will definitely experience these measures, too! Staff will most likely be wearing masks and gloves and some (if not all) guests will as well. Things like hand sanitizer stations and washing areas will become a staple in events and cleaning between each “shift” or event will be even more rigorous. Additionally, we don’t anticipate seeing buffet options at weddings, as caterers will likely focus on plated dinners, instead of buffets or family-style meals, so there is less interaction with food and guests