We originally planned a 250-person destination wedding in New Orleans for next January. However, due to COVID, we have pivoted to a Plan B minimony -- 15 people in Destin, Florida (still destination, but closer to home) on the original date. At first, I was really bummed, but now I'm totally looking forward to the modified plan. (Plus, my wallet is much happier. LOL!).
The day of, we're having a formal dinner with some traditional reception elements (first dance, toasts, cake cutting). We do plan to have some sort of low-key parties/gatherings in our hometowns after the wedding to share the wedding video with our friends and family who weren't there. We're still undecided on a big reception later though.
Just got married on 10/10 and we had 23 people total! Before COVID we wanted to invite 40 but a lot of the guests were out of state or were older and didn't feel comfortable attending so we decided to downsize our guest list. Luckily those guests were very understanding of the situation and we livestreamed the ceremony for them so they can still feel apart of our special day. Luckily the livestream worked out! And on the wedding day we did the full on ceremony, cocktail hour, and 3 hour reception. We hired 2 musicians, 2 videographers, and a photographer. We had a reception dinner, then toasts & speeches, first dance, cake cutting/dessert table, and played the shoe game!!! We didn't do any large group dancing which was fine with us, so everyone just mingled and chatted with themselves the rest of the night. It was truly the best day of my life, and it was so cool to see my whole vision put together!! Just wish it didn't go by so fast, lol!
We got married May 16th during the pandemic lol, in an outdoor garden ceremony of 7 people. We had a reception back at our apartment and are taking our honeymoon in the poconos the week of Thanksgiving. It was nice to have a micro wedding because it was less stressful and very cost effective. Originally it was gonna be a 92 person wedding at an inclusive venue for 7800. Looking back, I regret ever putting down money for the 7800 venue (we lose our 1000 deposit, but r getting the 6800 back), because the outdoor garden ceremony cost us $250, food catering cost us $360, cake cost $30, and our alcohol cost $100. And this meant so much more to us.
We got married on 10/4 in my grandparents backyard with 20 guests. My grandma isn’t well and is on oxygen and wouldn’t have been able to be at our planned wedding anyways. Since it was in their yard she got to watch from the window and it was so incredibly special to me.
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Same here. We are having a destination wedding in Jamaica and originally had a much larger guess list. Now we will have 20 close friends and family for a much more intimate vibe. My wallet and FH are very greatful for the change 😂. We are getting married in an Over the Water Chapel and will have our reception on the beach. We will dance and drink the night away (all while social distancing, of course). Our guess will be there for another day or two after the wedding, but once they leave we will stay on the resort to enjoy our honeymoon!
That sounds beautiful!! I think my FH is happy about the change as well. He's willing to go along with whatever I want, but he's happy to be around 15 people rather than 250. LOL! My guests are leaving the day after the wedding, and we plan to stay for a few days afterwards as a minimoon. We'll plan our real honeymoon when things get back to normal.
We got married on 10/6 (our original anniversary and engagement date) with about 30-35 of our closest family and friends. We didn't have our bridal party (they were guests) we only had our ring bearers and flower girl. It was so nice, sweet and intimate.
However, this made us more excited for our big 100person wedding (if allowed) that is in March. Now the countdown for that begins