The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many couples who are having a Connecticut wedding in 2020 to explore alternative options in order to comply with the CDC regulations. With the uncertainty that all couples are facing over the coming months, it is important to decide what type of wedding is best to celebrate your commitment to love.
Postponement & "Celebrate the Date"- Love is not canceled, we just get to extend the excitement a little longer!
Couples who have dreamed of having a large celebration for their wedding at their favorite wedding venue may choose to move to their wedding to 2021 or 2022. Although this is a difficult decision to make, couples will feel less stressed about the lifting of guest count restrictions and be able to enjoy their wedding festivities as they originally envisioned. If you do decide to postpone, consider having a “celebrate the date” photoshoot to commemorate your original wedding date. It is a great opportunity to have fun working one on one with your photographer and fits within the CDC guidelines on social distancing. This is also a great opportunity to capture photos for a “change of date” mailing to your guests.
Elopement- Tie the knot now, party later
If the thought of having to wait another year to be married is unbearable, consider having an elopement ceremony on your original date. This usually involves the couple, an officiant, a few family members, and of course your photographer and/or videographer. This option allows couples to hold a grand celebration later when guest count limitations are lifted.
Micro-wedding or Minimony- An intimate and romantic affair
A long time favorite of celebrities, couples may consider a shorter intimate wedding with a limited number of family and friends in line with the current guest size restrictions. This allows for the exploration of alternative venues such as outdoor spaces and private homes. Smaller, shorter wedding days, offer an opportunity to focus on intimate interactions, luxurious details and can even incorporate the fast-developing virtual component for guests who can not travel. Options for photography coverage that will capture all your special moments start at just $500. Picture This Photography has also partnered with Custom Made Video and CNT Entertainment to offer a bundle package of photo, video and DJ services starting at just $1600.
Existing Picture This Photography couples are welcome to discuss how any of these options may be applied to an already booked package. Contact your primary photographer to discuss what option is best for you.
Couples who are considering alternative wedding plans and have not previously booked photography services can contact us to learn more about customization and pricing.
If you are looking for the perfect alternative venue for your elopement or micro-wedding, Picture This Photography is happy to recommend options around the Danbury, Brookfield, New Milford, Waterbury and Southbury areas that will reflect your style and personality.