We’re constantly being asked for top tips on how to make a wedding chic in the era of COVID-19. With face masks now mandatory in public places in England, and mixing between households limited, couples are feeling overwhelmed trying to find ways to make their wedding feel special.
Our first tip is to find the aspects you can’t avoid, and embrace them! For example, send a bespoke face mask to each of your guests with their invitation, and have your joint initials embroidered on the side, so on the day everyone looks glamorously in tune with each other. Ask your caterer if the waiting staff can all wear the masks too, and tie in with the colour palette of your floral arrangements.
We love Twilight Trees’ Living Spaces screens which elegantly separate tables from each other. Choose a pattern that suits your wedding design, and you’ve automatically created a “look” that could have been deliberate.
If you’re planning an outdoor wedding reception, put up a stretch tent. It has the advantage of looking stylish, as well as allowing for ventilation (we suggest you add outdoor flame heaters to keep guests warm).
Have a photographer and a videographer shoot every moment of your day. It’s even worth talking to your videographer about live streaming the ceremony and the speeches to guests at home, so they feel like they were there.
For your tablescape, use this moment to go wild with the design, and reflect your character as a couple. You may not be able to have a wedding on the beach in Santorini, but you can bring Greece to your wedding, with handmade plates and bespoke printed table linen, miniature olive trees and baskets piled high with fresh lemons down the tables. Maison Margaux has the best collection of plates, glasses and cutlery, and one of our secret suppliers can print any design you choose on specially made tablecloths.
Photo credit of this photo and main photo: Maison Margaux
For music, musicians from ALR Music are masters at enhancing the atmosphere of any wedding. Position them on a stage at a distance from guests to make it safe for everyone, and have them play songs that are meaningful to you both as a couple.
Photo credit: ALR Music
A 2020 wedding may not be in the style of the wedding you had always imagined, but you can still make it a memorable day. When big parties are back, you’ll be able to throw a huge anniversary party, full of fabulously decadent details, and have the chance to finally celebrate your wedding with all of your friends.