If you plan on going ahead with your big day once the covid19 lockdown is over BON Hotels have shared a few tips on how to make the best of your smaller, nonetheless special, day.
Quaint outdoor ceremonies
If you are cutting down your guest list? Consider moving your ceremony outdoors. This makes it easier to spread the seating to adhere to the guidelines for social distancing. We are spoiled for choice with beautiful beaches and wine farms in our country with beautiful views for your significant other and loved ones to consider. Make the best of the natural, outdoor lighting for amazing photo opportunities with your wedding party and guests and get creative with catering. Consider fancy picnics or bowl foods to minimise the hassle around formal seated dining.
If you are not able to find a venue that can accommodate your needs consider a breakfast wedding. Hotels with stunning views like BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay offer guests scenes of the waterfront and the hotel has implemented special measures to limit the risk of coronavirus infection.
“We have always prioritised cleanliness, but since the outbreak of COVID-19, we have doubled down on our efforts. On each shift, we have one person dedicated solely to sanitising the property. We still want happy couples to have the most wonderful time, and do all we can to provide peace of mind to our guests,” comments Liza du Plessis, Banqueting Manager at the hotel.
Home sweet home
Perhaps the most different yet very special way of celebrating may be inviting everyone to you and your partner’s home if you already live together. A small ceremony in your space with people you hold dearest to you, followed by a potluck dinner to seal the deal.
If you are missing loved ones due to travel restrictions or any other reasons, social media is a great way to include them in the celebrations. Dial them in via Skype, FaceTime or WhatsApp, and allow them to toast along with the rest of your guests.