Since the pandemic began, many couples have had to postpone their wedding celebrations. As more months passed, partners turned to virtual weddings hosted on platforms like Zoom or FaceTime. The good news is that you can still incorporate several wedding traditions into your big virtual day!
If you have your heart set on an in-person wedding, reach out to Windows on the Water. Our venue follows all safety protocols including requiring face coverings for all guests and frequently sanitizing high-touch surfaces.
You Can Keep Wedding Traditions at a Virtual Wedding
A wedding ceremony is typically when a couple declares their eternal love for each other, and it can take on different forms based on various religions and traditional cultures. Not only is the ceremony how partners are married, but sharing this moment in front of your friends and family is a staple for any wedding—that’s still true for virtual ceremonies.
Incorporate the Wedding Party at Your Virtual Wedding
Chances are that you’ve known who will be in your wedding party for years. These individuals still deserve the opportunity to fulfill their role, even if the wedding is virtual. Though bridesmaids and groomsmen can’t walk down the aisle, you can still give partners a fun and unique way of introducing themselves.
You may even want to send them a little gift beforehand to show your appreciation. After all, these are the people closest to you, and they’ll support you throughout your marriage.
Cutting the Cake at a Virtual Wedding
Even though the ceremony is virtual, cutting the cake is something everyone enjoys. You can have your maid of honor or best man do the honors, but giving the option to your other guests is a nice gesture, as well.
Your First Dance at a Virtual Wedding
While it may sound silly to dance in your backyard or living room, a couple’s first dance is a traditional way to start your marriage. You won’t have to worry about the DJ or band playing the wrong song when you’re in control of the audio.
Have a Dance Party at Your Virtual Wedding!
You may have thought you’d have to forgo dancing during a virtual wedding, but there’s no reason why you can’t throw a virtual dance party! Create a playlist on your computer and play it when it’s time to start dancing. There are also some plus sides to virtual dance parties. Since others technically can’t see you, your guests might not feel as shy or self-conscious and break loose on the “dance floor.”
Should You Have a Wedding Photographer at Your Virtual Wedding?
There are plenty of photographers who will take wedding photos of you and your spouse. Whether it’s in your backyard or inside, you’ll want to remember this day. You can even create custom face masks for you and the wedding party.
Depending on your comfort level, you can also have the photographer during the virtual ceremony take photos. That way, they can capture your “I do’s,” your first dance, and when you cut the cake.
Plan Your Outdoor Tent Wedding at Windows on the Water
If you’ve been dreaming about your wedding for years and you don’t plan on celebrating over the internet, consider us at Windows on the Water! We hope to give you peace of mind knowing that your day can still be perfect despite the uncertainty the pandemic has caused. From open-air lakeside ceremonies to outdoor tent weddings that can easily accommodate up to 250 guests, we follow all CDC guidelines for social distancing, cleaning, and disinfecting.
At Windows on the Water, we believe that planning a wedding should be as seamless as possible, even during a pandemic. That’s why our expert wedding planners will work with you one-on-one to bring the wedding of your dreams to life. When you’re ready to tie the knot, choose Windows on the Water for your happily ever after in Central New Jersey.
Speak to one of our wedding planners today by calling (609) 208-9475 or complete an online contact form.