We all know that the Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on thousands of weddings this year, with many couples either having to postpone their big day or reimagine how their wedding would look, often on short notice.
One of the reasons I love being a Dorset wedding photographer is that I get to meet many amazing couples and see them celebrating with their nearest and dearest. It appears that the pandemic might have given some of them a reason to celebrate twice.
Although having two weddings used to be something that only mega-celebrity couples would do, now it appears to be a growing trend.
The Sunday Post reported that many couples are choosing to have a microwedding this year to comply with the restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, but are also planning a bigger celebratory bash – a second wedding – in 2021 or 2022.
Sam Skinner, from Scottish wedding planning service Hitched in the Highlands, told the newspaper that she has seen many couples opting for two weddings in recent months.
“This year has made couples completely shake up the rule book when it comes to what their day should look like and having two weddings is definitely becoming part of that,” she asserted.
Ms Skinner also stressed that having a second wedding doesn’t have to mean twice the cost, especially if your first wedding is very limited in size.
“Getting married twice actually means you could be getting much more value for what you’re investing in,” she added.
If you are still planning to get married in the coming months, you can explore various options to help make the most of your big day, even if you are restricted to a small number of guests. For instance, choosing an open venue could be a great option that will allow those who do attend to socially distance easily, and in Dorset is likely to mean you have stunning views too.