8 Tips for Your Zoom WeddingWords by Lauren Ertl
Photos courtesy of Kristin Zambrano
Pictured above is the wedding of Mabel & Adriano Aiello in California on May 30, 2020.
1. Choose a location that means something to you as a couple.Whether you feel comfortable traveling at the moment or not, consider marrying at a location where you made great memories together or perhaps somewhere that connects you to your values as a couple.
2. DO still send invites!
Even if they are e-vites, guests will have a cute reminder to attend your virtual wedding and something they can add to their fridge collage.
3. Flowers are still an important element.
What is a wedding without flowers? Add a little pizazz with a flower arch or a semi-circle of flowers behind you. The bursts of lively color will add to the majesty of the moment and give your guests more to look at than just your beautiful faces!
4. Take family heirlooms along.
Incorporating your “something old” can make you feel closer to your family, even if they can’t be there with you in person.
5. Make sure you angle yourselves to where the camera can see you and pick up your audio.
If you really want to go all out (and take away the stress of having to compose the shot), hire a professional! Wedding photographers and videographers are adjusting to these difficult times too, and lots are doing creative things when it comes to virtual weddings.
6. Invite guests to comment and mingle in the chat before and after the ceremony.
Part of what makes a wedding fun is seeing all your favorite people interact with each other, some for the first time ever. That doesn’t have to be absent even though you are having a Zoom wedding.
7. Consider sending cute wedding favors and/or thank you cards for guests to open after the ceremony.
Although this is something typical of traditional weddings, the idea of showing gratitude for those who helped bring you to the day when you married the love of your life is important.
8. Do something to celebrate after.
Bring along a bottle of champagne or your favorite wine to share. Maybe even have a little picnic with takeout from a local restaurant. Either way, the goal is to soak in the moment as much as possible with your brand new spouse!
Founder of Sakura Marketing Firm and bridal fashion retail expert, Andrea Romero, shared her sentiments on virtual weddings with us, and they rang so true, we had to share them with you! (See below.):
“Zoom weddings are so endearing, heartfelt, and somehow romantic. On one hand, I believe that a Zoom wedding is a creative and fun way to make light of the unfortunate situations caused by COVID-19 for many brides and grooms out there that made arrangements, but it's also incredibly attractive that two people would show their commitment to the good days and bad days as they were planning on. They showed that their love for one another meant more than any circumstance, and their love from one another is all that they needed in this world. That's what we all want, an unwavering deep love that makes the ocean jealous. I loved that this couple went for it and invited their family to a special moment in their lives and that they'll still be moving forward with a ceremony when circumstances allow it. To all the happiness in the world!”To hear more from Andrea Romero, listen to Episode 3 of the “Inside the Wedding" podcast featuring her.
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