For many people, 2020 was a year put on hold and 2021 is starting out in a similar fashion. Holiday plans, work experiences, and general celebrations are sitting on the back burner while people wait for the all-clear to start enjoying life again. We all know that eventually, we’ll get to enjoy the things we once did. But for some, restrictions have changed the way we celebrate one of the biggest days of our lives – our wedding day.
While regulations on the number of guests that can celebrate your wedding vary across the UK, the restrictions mean that many people won’t be able to celebrate the way they had always intended. But this doesn’t mean that the pandemic has to get in the way of your happiness. After the ceremony, there are still a few ways that you can make the most of your wedding day and evening festivities at home. Read our guide below, from bamboo mattress supplier: OTTY and get planning your special celebrations.
Host your wedding reception digitally
Weddings should be celebrated with your friends and family. After all, it’s not just a union of two people, but a celebration of the love you share. Limitations on who can attend your wedding and what you can do for your reception means that some people may miss out on your big day – sorry, Great Aunt Edith.
Though, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate with people you love the most. We’ve all become accustomed to the Zoom quiz over lockdown, and there’s no reason to use this tool on your wedding night. A large video call with all your family and friends is a great way to make everyone feel included on your big day. You can even make it wedding-themed. Quizzes about the happy couple, games of ‘Mister and Missus’, and charades acting out scenes from the couples’ life can be a suitable replacement for the dance floor.
This also allows the family to share their traditional speeches. If you don’t like what the best man is saying, you can always put him on mute.
Swap your sit-down meal for a takeaway
After a long walk down the aisle, the wedding meal may be the highlight of the day for some happy couples. But with the usual wedding venue party all but banned due to safety restrictions, it’s unlikely that you’ll be getting your hands onto any salmon en croute or seasonal salads any time soon.
But stuck at home, the last thing we expect anyone to do on their wedding night is to whip up a hearty meal. It may not be a stately-home dinner, but your favourite takeaway can certainly fill a gap that’s missing from your day.
Fortunately, due to service restrictions at restaurants, the variety of high-quality takeaway food has never been greater. It is likely that even the best restaurants in your area now offer a takeaway service, meaning that you can experience gourmet cuisine from the comfort of your living room.
Even then, if you would prefer a pizza, who’s there to judge you? If anything, it represents the beginning of many happy meals together (make sure you avoid anything that could spoil your outfit)!
Set the scene with wedding bedding
Your wedding night is supposed to represent all things luxury before you embark on a prosperous future together. Your own bedroom may disappoint you when you come to finally hit the hay after a long and enjoyable wedding day. However, the unique hotel experience can be replicated just as well within your own four walls.
A brand-new memory foam spring mattress can be a refreshing start for the first of many happy nights. After all, with the adventure of post-wedding life awaiting you, you’ll favour the idea of a good night’s sleep. Add a bit of luxury to your wedding bedspread with new sheets, lay out some rose petals, and light a few candles. Set the mood that you want to indulge in.
After a long wedding day, we’d be surprised if you want to do anything but sleep when you create such a luxurious bedding scene.
It may not be the exact wedding you wanted, but that won’t stop you making a wedding that you’ll remember. Weddings represent the first day before the rest of your life. So why not start it as you intend to go one – at home, happy, and relaxed. When restrictions ease, you can always have a party to celebrate your wedding and invite anyone you want.