LOS ANGELES - Chances are good you know somebody who was forced to postpone their wedding because of the coronavirus.
A recent survey by the wedding site, "The Knot" showed 65% of couples are pushing their ceremonies until later this year.
The rest are undecided or opting for a 2021 date.
Either way, get ready for masked matrimony.
“You've probably been to weddings where couples have handed out fans on hot summer days. We're going to see that with masks now,” says Brittny Drye, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine, an inclusive wedding site.
Dr. Iyabo Webzell documented her Zoom wedding on Instagram.
A quick search on Etsy proves masks as wedding favors are a real thing. Also available in “favor form”: hand sanitizer.
Drye says these are just some creative, safe ideas for post-pandemic weddings.
She provides other tips that’ll make physical distancing a little easier on your special day beginning with wedding size.
“We're going to see shorter guest lists, whether it's government-mandated or out of precaution,” says Drye.
She also suggests reminding guests to wear masks and gloves.
For the reception, Drye recommends more tables for better spacing and, in terms of dining, forget the food stations and buffets and opt for plated dinners.
For those couples that aren't letting COVID-19 stop them from saying “I do” now, there’s zoom.
Even California Governor Gavin Newsom is thinking weddings. Just last week, he signed an executive order allowing adults to obtain marriage licenses through video conferencing, for the next 60 days.
For more tips from Brittny Drye, check out her site www.loveincmag.com.