Let's face it, these are difficult times and if you are planning a wedding or other event now your stress level must be through the roof! So, take a deep breath and let's talk about what REALLY matters!
Your commitment to one another
Seriously, all those things are truly what really matters in life. I have had the pleasure and honor of documenting weddings and events since 1991 and "what really matters" has not changed. Yet, what has changed is how we celebrate the day. Rather than being sad about who can't personally join you, why not focus on creating a day filled with love, laughter and memories. Quite honestly, I find that the larger the wedding the more pressure it puts on the couple to have to race around and speak to everyone; this often takes away from dancing and enjoying the celebration. I find myself suggesting to the couple that they pause at some point throughout the day and really take it all in because it can be overwhelming for them.
Many couples are opting for a smaller, intimate wedding with their families and close friends, especially during this pandemic. But if you’ve already sent out the invitations, how do you tell your guests you’ve decided to cut down the guest list? The truth is, most of your guests will not be surprised to hear this, and likely expect it. Whether you send out a note explaining your new plan, or a postponement, your guests know that you are in a tough situation. These are the people that care about you and want to celebrate with you.
Many couples are using creative ways to include their remote guests in their day. Whether it’s sharing cherished photographs of your day with your larger guest list, or having a virtual audience for part of your event via streaming, to having a zoom toast, there are many ways to give your guests an opportunity to participate in the celebration.
So how can I help you move forward with your wedding celebration? Given all my years in this business, I have surrounded myself with the most professional and innovative people that can bring your vision to life. I am a founding member of The Boston Wedding Group, which is a pre-vetted and free resource for couples to find the most respected wedding vendors. We know how to make your day memorable!
Consider just doing it! Let us, Johnson Photography, Inc capture your small and personalized wedding to celebrate what really matter: your love!