After a long courtship, you are ready to wed. But, Covid-19 came and blew your big dream wedding into oblivion. Should you go ahead with a small wedding or postpone it till the situation improves? A recent survey suggests that Singapore couples have indicated plans to delay their wedding by up to two years due to the uncertain public health situation and difficulty in holding a wedding ceremony.
Fret not, having a small wedding can still be meaningful if you are willing to let go of certain ideals and focus on creating memories with loved ones. While it won’t be the extravaganza you had in mind, it may turn out better than you imagined and save you a lot of money in the process. To help you along, here are some pointers to take note of if you are planning to wed on a budget while adhering to the travel restrictions and distancing measures.
Limit Your Guest List
Invite only close friends and family so you avoid spending on an exorbitant banquet entertaining guests you haven’t spoken to or seen in years. A walk down the aisle witnessed by people who are closest to you makes for an intimate and meaningful affair that is sure to remain memorable for a long time. So don’t worry about offending distant friends and families because the current limitations give you the perfect reason to keep your wedding party small and safe.
Choose Your Dream Venue
A smaller event means a wider range of venues to choose from, lesser guests’ schedules to coordinate and of course less stress for you overall. So, whether you opt for a sunrise wedding or choose to exchange vows under the stars, you can rest assured that your small wedding entourage would be happy to oblige! But a word to the wise – choose a venue that already has safe distancing measures in place, so you won’t have to fork out precious dollars and waste resources organising them on your own.
Have a Professional Family Photoshoot
A solemnization and a wedding reception often go hand in hand – at least we believe them to be before the pandemic hit. But why settle for something conventional when you have a good reason to change things up a bit? Instead of splurging on a big fancy ceremony that might be compromised by the strict restrictions, consider channelling the money towards a big family photoshoot. This gives you an opportunity to bond with family members on both sides and try something unique while taking the necessary precautions. What’s more? The photo album makes for wonderful memorabilia for you to show your future kids!
Save More with a Local Honeymoon
With the recent rise of Covid-19 infections across the globe, there is a strong likelihood that you will have to forego your dream honeymoon. But if you look on the bright side, going for a staycation in sunny Singapore could save you a lot of money since you won’t need to spend additional dollars on airfare. With the SingapoRediscover vouchers to help defray costs, you get to enjoy further discounts on plenty of great hotel deals. A local honeymoon would also leave you plenty of time to save up for a bigger, more luxurious honeymoon overseas when the pandemic is finally over!