SELECT A SAFE AND SUITABLE VENUE FOR YOUR WEDDING
Venue selection is such a big deal for Indian families that the bookings take place more than 12 months in advance. Of course, with the pandemic, such bookings have now become more precise, conscious about safety standards and also cost efficient.
Tailor-made to suit the needs of the families (including the elderly, bride and groom’s family and also guests’ diet restrictions), a banquet hall, rooms and ceremonial section truly reflects the personalised taste of the booking party. The hotel staff is now going al-out to ensure every guest feels at ease and follows the distancing norms to avoid crowding.
BIG FAT TO SIZE ZERO
Say goodbye to the conventional wedding planning style of inviting everyone who may have invited you in the past. Extended family, friends and guests are now fully aware and also appreciative of the fact that safety is a big priority for the bride and groom.
Once this fact has gone down well with all the guests then the bride and groom can cut down on the long guest list ranging into hundreds and thousands to a sensible number. It is the sensible cutting down of the guest list that is being termed as ‘Big Fat to Size Zero’ wedding. While it may sound funny to many, it is the most practical approach in the pandemic days. Here’s what you must ensure:
1. The guests who are invited must be informed much before-time. They must also be asked of their comfort level and convenience as many may feel pushed or obliged to say yes to an invitation while they may remain fearful or have an underlying illness to worry over.
2. Pre-check the venue rooms and share the details with your guests.You can also plan their trave in such a manner than they can avoid crowded movement.
3. Keep the wedding menu healthy and light. Every guest would wish for healthier, tastier options. Many would like to even carry out their fitness routine during the multiple days of the ceremonies. You must consciously scale all the arrangements down and keeping it easy for all. You will actually begin to appreciate the smaller nuances as you will have more time in hand.
TRAVEL BOOKINGS FOR BIG GROUPS
Rail or airline travel is now possible within India. It is a good idea to crosschecks which routes have been opened by the authorities. There is a good chance that trains will now start and halt at the outskirts only and not from amidst your city limits. Airlines too have fewer routes opened as per occupancy requirements. Make your booking enquiries for the entire group at a convenient hour and opt for flexible rescheduling or cancellation, if need be. Credit card payments are easiest in such cases instead of full cash payment.
TRENDY LOOKING MASKS FOR BRIDE AND GROOM’S FAMILIES
There is no need to tone down the trendy fashionable look. You can match your masks well with your overall ensemble. Plan your clothing choices well in time and ask for embroidered masks that fit well and cover the entire nose and mouth region and a motif can depict whose side the guest is coming from. You will be surprised with the amazing designs that are out in the market for wedding ceremonies. It’s as if the bride has an added ornament to wear and the guests are supporting the sentiment safely.
SET-UP VIRTUAL INVITATIONS TO SEE THE WEDDING
It is not realistic to invite all your friends, so ask them to join you virtually. Create meeting rooms online with a link message given out much before in time. Set reminders too and add a thematic clothing option to make for a colourful and fascinating recording session of the virtual guestlist too. A leaner guestlist is actually a big breather. There is money saved, time saved and great focus on aspects that matter in real life. A wedding planner can help you out really well, within your budget and your deadlines. Utilise as much assistance from others as you can and clear up your schedule for planning what you like.
The Indian wedding size is now indeed witnessing a big change.