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How to make a small wedding feel special, even for virtual guests

You’ve been planning it for months, if not years, and now that your wedding day is in sight there’s another spanner in the works. Your parents insisted you invite all the aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbours and in-laws under the sun but now thanks to Covid-19 you have the fun job of restructuring your guest list and whittling it down without hurting anyone’s feelings and without losing the special feeling that’s essential for a wedding day. 

You’ll do something online, of course, but what? And how can you make those joining you over video feel like they’re right in the middle of the celebrations?

Wedding planner Kate O’Dowd of Love & Gatherings says couples impacted by restricted numbers should plan their day as if it was intended to be an intimate event with close family and friends. She thinks it is an opportunity to be even more creative on your big

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Wedding guests want to know your mask policy before they RSVP

Good communication is essential for a successful marriage. It’s also essential for most wedding guests as COVID-19 continues to spread.

More than 70% of wedding guests said they want to receive health and safety details before they RSVP, according to wedding planning website The Knot.

The Knot released the findings Tuesday as part of its 2020 Wedding Guest Study. The website found that 35% of couples with weddings scheduled between September 2020 and January 2021 had postponed their reception, while 58% were not changing their date but were adding health precautions. In October alone, more than 104,000 weddings with 14.1 million guests were scheduled in the U.S.

Kristen Maxwell Cooper, editor-in-chief of The Knot, said that couples “have been incredibly creative” in the ways they’ve communicated with guests about health, such as by making social media videos and offering color-coded bracelets for guests to show their comfort levels with in-person

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Subway superfans have sandwich-themed wedding and serve subs to guests

This couple had a Subway-inspired wedding (Picture: Subway)

It makes sense to combine the bride and groom’s common interests on their wedding day.

And that’s what couple Grace Tran and Davies Duong did on their big day.

The pair, from Sydney, Australia, realised their mutual love for sandwich chain Subway and decided to incorporate their affinity to the brand into their nuptials.

Grace and Davies gathered in front of 100 of their closest friends in Sydney as they said ‘I do’.

Naturally, they wanted the ‘third member of their relationship’ – Subway to be part of the whole thing.

The bouquet was decorated with the wrapper used for the sandwiches and the cake was inspired by the brand’s signature colours.

Hearing about the fans, the brand supplied hundreds of sandwiches and cookies to serve on the big day.

Subway sent in hundreds of subs, cookies and even a custom-made cake
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How to Keep Guests Informed About Wedding-Related Changes After Your Invitations Have Gone Out

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If there’s one thing that planning a wedding in 2020 has taught couples across the world, it’s that it’s better to be over-prepared. With social distancing guidelines, gathering capacity rules, and travel restrictions constantly changing, it’s essential that couples have a plan in place for notifying guests about changes to the celebration—and that’s especially once invitations with the details for the day have gone out. To that end, we’re sharing expert-approved advice on how to quickly and effectively share wedding-related updates with your guests when invitations aren’t an option.

Related: How to Concisely Convey All of Your Wedding Details on Your Invitations

Send a second, smaller printed card.

Kristy Rice, owner and founder of Momental Designs, believes that the way you convey the changed details of the wedding day should be reflective of the importance of the change. “For example, we’ve had many couples require a change in venue after

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Couple get married in front of 200 guests by having a drive-in wedding

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Roma Popat and Vinal Patel got around current coronavirus restrictions when their guests watched the four-hour ceremony on a big screen outside while sitting inside their own cars.

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Only 15 guests are allowed to attend wedding ceremonies and receptions at COVID-secure locations in England – but the occasion was organised in just three weeks to create the special drive-in experience and allow more people to enjoy the couple’s big day.

The ceremony was held directly in front of a small number of immediate family – and shown on a screen outside where guests were watching from more than 100 parked cars.

Family from around the world were also able to see the wedding at Braxted Park in Chelmsford via video link.

The newlyweds, both 30 and from London, were able to wave to their guests parked outside when they

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Cynthia Bailey defends having 250 guests at wedding despite COVID-19

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Planning a wedding during a global pandemic is difficult for most brides, but this week Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey raised some eyebrows when it was reported that she had 250 confirmed guests for her nuptials this upcoming weekend.

Monday, the model and reality star made a remote appearance on Extra where she divulged that she and fiancé Mike Hill are still going full steam ahead with their “large wedding” in a few days.

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“Weddings are stressful. For me, the most stress for Mike and I is making sure we are not only following the COVID-19 rules and regulations, but also putting people in place to enforce them,” she explained.

“We’re having a large wedding. To be honest, everything that we’re doing for our wedding 10/10/20, we would be doing if we had 50

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Coronavirus: Couple get married in front of 200 guests by having a drive-in wedding | UK News

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A couple got married in front of more than 200 people when they held a drive-in wedding in Essex.

Roma Popat and Vinal Patel got around current coronavirus restrictions when their guests watched the four-hour ceremony on a big screen outside while sitting inside their own cars.

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Guests watch Roma Popat and Vinal Patel's COVID-secure wedding at Braxted Park. Pic: Tim Stewart News
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Guests watch the COVID-safe wedding from their cars in the grounds of Braxted Park. Pic: Tim Stewart News

Only 15 guests are allowed to attend wedding ceremonies and receptions at COVID-secure locations in England – but the occasion was organised in just three weeks to create the special drive-in experience and allow more people to enjoy the couple’s big day.

The ceremony was held directly in front of a small number of immediate family – and shown on a screen outside where guests were watching from more than 100 parked cars.

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Eloped with no guests and stranded for four months, this couple still had the wedding of their dreams

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How does a wedding in Georgia—and being stranded there—sound?

Dubai-based Filipino couple Mike and Glorie Plaza are living their love story of kilig proportions. Six years dating, the couple’s relationship blossomed after being set up by common friends until the wedding proposal in front of a crowd during one of John’s DJ gigs at a bar in their hometown in Davao City. “After midnight, he hosted the party, and started calling for me in the crowd. I was shocked and speechless. I never thought he would propose to me that night in front of so many people. I went to the DJ’s booth shaking while Mike started his speech. He dropped down on one knee and asked me to be his wife in front of the big crowd. I said ‘yes,’ of course! My heart was so full that night,” beams Glorie. 

Planning hurdles
Though the couple is now based

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Drive-in WEDDING! 250 guests watch bride and groom tie the knot from their cars

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A couple have staged Britain’s first Covid-compliant drive-in wedding, with 250 guests watching them tie the knot from Audis, Land Rovers and Lamborghinis on a 500-acre Essex estate to get around the 15-person limit.

After the ceremony, bride Roma Popat and groom Vinal Patel, both 30, toured the grounds in a golf buggy, waving as parked-up friends and family honked their horns.

Guests were welcomed to the unique event on Friday with a hamper containing tasty snacks – as well as safety instructions, anti-bacterial hand gel and bin liners for their rubbish.

During the four-hour Hindu wedding, they could order food from a dedicated website to be delivered by waiters, but were only allowed to leave their vehicles only to use toilet cabins.

Another 300 guests from all over the world also watched the live footage of the couple saying their vows at Braxted Park, a stunning country house in

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10 Wedding Face Masks That Are Perfect For Brides & Guests Alike

Planning a wedding, even before the pandemic, came with a lot of responsibilities. For starters, you had to book a venue, fine-tune the guest list, and, of course, find the perfect wedding dress. Now, on top of those decisions — plus those ensuring the safest wedding day possible — another to-do has been added to every bride’s pre-wedding checklist: buying a wedding-appropriate face mask. The same goes for your wedding party and your guests.

At an event as heavily photographed as a wedding, whether you’re seated on the bride’s side of the aisle or you are the bride, you may want a style that’s a little more photo-worthy than a standard medical mask. But, while the face covering should be aesthetically pleasing and on par with your wedding-day look visually, it should still be effective against the spread of COVID-19. According to the CDC, face masks should have two or

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