The Covid-19 pandemic has forced all to see and experience the world a little differently now. Thus, it has compelled the ‘Big Fat Indian Wedding’ to make for WFH- ‘Weddings from Home’ Needless to say, it is less surprising now to see an increasing number of couples opting for ‘virtual weddings’ these days. Even though most prefer taking the plunge the quintessential way, others are happy to rid themselves of the mammoth of uncertainty and anxiety. Hence, making use of technology to beat the odds of time. It works perfectly well for a lot of millennial couples now more than ever before.
If you’re also considering the prospects of walking down the virtual aisle, here are some key pointers you should consider before giving the green signal. Read on:
Honour the Consensus Code
If you’re keen on a virtual wedding, the first thing to do is talk it out with your partner and ensure you both are on the same page. Weigh all the pros and cons, consider each other’s ideas and suggestions and then take things forward. Once you both are on the same page about what to expect and aware of what you’ll are getting into, it will leave no room for conflict in the future. Remember you both must want this equally!
Get your Family On Board
Since Indian marriages are not just about the couple but the families too, having your parent’s approval becomes quite essential. After all, they too must be having a lot of dreams and aspirations with regards to your marriage. However, you can get them to understand the concept of virtual weddings and embrace it. Aid them with successful examples and urge them to look at the brighter side of this kind of a set-up.
Walk the Professional Path
Once you have your better-half and both the families and elders on board, you must look up portals and websites that facilitate such kinds of virtual weddings. The idea is for you to have a fuss-free experience and a memorable one too! Set a budget, look up packages and decide accordingly. And guess what? Professional wedding portals have now made ‘virtual weddings’ a huge hit with the bride and groom getting married with the blessings of a priest (read a full-fledged marriage ritual) by being in three different locations! Hence having professionals onboard will provide you with a single point of contact and make life easier for all!
Ace the E-Invites
With all the primary essentials ticked off, you can now reach out to your friends, relatives and colleagues with your e-invites. Since the concept of virtual weddings is relatively new, it will naturally take time for some of them to come to terms with it. For all you know, your friends had worked out a great joota-chupai plan amongst themselves! As e-invites will be the first official form of communication, it will set the tone for what is to follow. Hence, give emphasis on what all should go in there, how you wish to keep the tone, what elements to use. We suggest you keep it light and vibrant 🙂
Follow Social Distancing Norms
Agreed, this is a virtual set-up, however, you cannot afford to have too many people gather at your place, friends living by, neighbours or friends of friends. Because that is going to defeat the entire point of a ‘virtual’ wedding and most importantly risk the health and safety of all. So keep your collective enthusiasm in check, be responsible and ensure all social distancing rules are practiced diligently.
Well, folks, we hope you keep all of the above pointers in mind before planning your virtual wedding. And remember ‘safe’ is the new swag 😉