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COVID-19

DUH alert: 2020 was an unprecedented year for weddings, with the Coronavirus pandemic postponing and canceling weddings worldwide… and the concerns about COVID-19 have just kept on rolling through 2021, with the added excitement of talking to guests about vaccinations. This is the spot for covid wedding advice, info, inspo, and invitation wording examples. You may also want to check out our related archives dedicated to canceled weddings and overcoming adversity.

Crowley Morrsion Tree Huggers alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This butch lesbian wedding had two brides, two suits, and ten guests

We knew from the start that our wedding wasn’t going to be very much like the ones you see on TV. We were two butch lesbians, for one, so even the gay wedding media I so desperately sought out rarely depicted couples that looked like us. Then COVID hit, and then spread, and everything changed…

Wedding invitation wording during covid 19 1 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Wedding invitation wording during covid-19: Maybe, possibly, depending of the state of the plague

Hi Offbeat Bride! I’m getting married to my partner at the end of May 2021. We are hopeful that we will be able to have some sort of reception in May, but with covid-19, who knows. Will we be able to invite 4 people, 20, 50? None? I would love to hear some ideas on wording a “you may or may not, possibly, be invited to our wedding, but we would like you to save the date, for now”-invitation.

Sunflowers & architectural bliss at this intimate New York Public Library elopement

So you had a covid elopement, but still want a wedding… do you need an officiant?

We recently got this question from an Offbeat Bride named Samantha:

“Hello, I was wondering about tips for people who don’t want to have an officiant. As in, we get married legally beforehand, and then we’re having the wedding afterwards.”

In this Coronavirus era, where many couples are choosing to elope or have microweddings out of concern for not wanting to gather in large groups, we’re likely going to be seeing lots of these kinds of questions…

Hallowedding elopement 9 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Covid turned my hallowedding into an elopement (but it was still magical!)

If you’re into wands, Deathly Hallows, thestrals, ghosting, invisible antics, magic potions… you’ll definitely want to check out these photos from Shannon and Andrew’s Hallowedding elopement.

Something Borrowed Something Sanitized 20 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Something Borrowed, Something Sanitized?

“Let’s see… we have the snowflake ornaments, the Funko Pop advent calendars, the snowy owl placemats, and the unicorn ornaments in this tub. And in this tub, we have hand sanitizer, hand soaps, temporal artery thermometers, sanitizing wipes, and disposable face masks…. Did you pack all of your face masks?”

Offbeat Marriage Announcement 3 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Thoughtful covid wedding announcement wording for uninvited guests

I’m the mother of the bride — I want to send out an announcement about my daughter’s wedding, but I want to include a simple statement of why the recipient was not invited due to concerns about covid and social distancing. Can you help me with some wording examples?