Keeping You Safe… How the current virus situation will affect your wedding plans!
I’m sure many of us are rethinking wedding plans for this year, and we are here to tell you that our services for small ceremonies and elopements are perfect for couples who want to be married but worried about large gatherings.
Many wedding venues that host events and gatherings of people from all over the country, day in and day out, are at risk of being vectors for the spread of this virus, but as our services tend to be outside in wide open areas, you will not be exposed to those kinds of risks. We are also hearing that wedding venues might be required to close at some point, leaving couples stressing with uncertainty.
We are promoting elbow bumps instead of handshakes and hugs (as much as that is hard for us to do!), and having an elopement, or a very small gathering of just your family and close “besties” means that you will have peace of mind about any adverse health issues because you know these folks!
So while it’s hard to not sound self serving here, yes, you can still have a romantic and special wedding ceremony without having to worry about the viral concerns that a large venue specific wedding with hundreds of guests from hundreds of previous events that have taken place there.
And save yourself a bunch of money in the process, and that is important for couples who are facing financial pressure during this period of uncertainty as businesses slow down or close altogether! For the months of May and possibly June (contigent on group gathering size rules and guidance from the State of RI), we are limiting our offerings to just the couple and their 2 witnesses, with a short and sweet ceremony that is simple and very affordable... So don’t give up on marrying that special person! Have a smaller, scaled down wedding with us, and hold a big party later with everyone after the tide turns on this situation!
What We Are Hearing From Couples
Many of our couples who are still looking to be married this year are concerned with venues closing, or concerned with guest travel plans being canceled. We are seeing a strong trend toward drastic downsizing in some cases, or simply eloping with a few witnesses and having the larger event as either a vow renewal or a rescheduled reception at a later and safer date. And this can be a blessing in disguise in some ways... no more need to stress over guest lists and the heavy costs associated with larger weddings in these uncertain financial times. One couple is staying at a beautiful B&B here in town and having a special dinner delivered to their room after their sunset beach wedding. Another couple canceled their big out of state wedding and are driving to Jamestown to be married by the Beavertail lighthouse as the sun sets over the bay. He is still planning wear his handmade tux and she will be in her gown, and they plan to have their vows reflect their gratitude that no matter what may happen, they have each other (I'm already getting teary eyed just thinking about it!)
And while I know we are all stressed out right now, view your wedding thinking in a positive light instead of being depressed! You are reimagining your wedding, with a ceremony that celebrates life, and perhaps with spoken vows that capture the true meaning of those special words that connect you to another person... and not just standard and boilerplate vows that get the job done. These words are your promise and bond to each other that are stronger than any virus; strong enough to withstand anything that comes your way.
Corona Virus funny tweets
I now understand why retired people eat dinner so early.
Me in 2019: If I could just have like a week with nothing to do and nowhere to go I could finally get this house clean and organized.
Me now: Nope, that wasn't the problem....
QUARANTINE SELF-DISCOVERY: I am still regularly late to things even when they don't involve traveling any physical distance
ME, 10: I want everyone to like me
ME, 20: I hope most people like me
ME, 30: I'm leaving society to go live with a family of raccoons in the forest & don't care how anyone feels about it
I’m really afraid I’m going to learn something about myself during this
Emails now be like: I hope you are staying safe, sheltered in place, stocked with toilet paper, and healthy during these absolutely unprecedented, wild, chaotic, terrifying times. Just wanted to follow up-
Day 3 in quarantine. My mom made me check my 11 year old brother’s search history. He has searched “how tall is goofy” and “why do Mormons have so many trampolines.” For his sake, I almost wish I found something bad
really glad that one month ago, I chose a neutral nail color
Day 1: This'll be fantastic. I get to stay inside and eat toast on a paper towel.
Day 8: Engages in conversation with a lamp.
pre-isolation: ah there's a bug in here kill it!!!
now: hello Kendra the bug welcome to our home may we interest you in a glass of wine?
i want to check on my extroverted friends but i'm afraid they will want to talk to me
fighting every urge in my body telling me to eat a second lunch
One thing I’ve learned so far in quarantine is that my husband refuses to microwave anything for 45 seconds, he always does 44. When I asked him why, he said, “For Obama.”
during isolation it’s important to have a variety of activities. Sometimes I read twitter on my phone; other times, my laptop. It’s all about balance.
What is a "weekend"?
s/o to all the genuine introverts who still aren't showing up even when all the social engagements have moved online
CDC: please don’t touch your face
Me: what if I get something in my eye
CDC: just try not—
Me: or like, a bad itch on my cheek
CDC: then wash yo—
Me: THIS IS TOO HARD, I CAN’T DO IT
Me: SEE YOU CAN’T DO IT EITHER
Somehow "don't touch your face" to me turned into "you can only touch your face at home where all the bacteria that can be found is like family and def not corona virus"
CDC: don’t touch your face
My face: Your nose itches. You have an eyebrow out of place. Your cheek itches. You have a sharp booger. Your eye itches. Now your nose itches again
**reads you shouldn't touch your face because of the Coronavirus***
**SPENDS THE REST OF THE DAY WITH ONE HAND IN MY MOUTH AND THE OTHER IN MY EYE OH MY GOD HAVE I ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THIS?!?**
But, if I don’t touch my face who is going to?
When this is all over I’m gonna touch my face so fucking much
Friend texts and asks ‘how’s your coronavirus experience going’? Recounts how his 4 year old went to school and told the class ‘my mommy has coronavirus’ which wasn’t true. Principal called. School is now shut. Kids, dude.
wow.. bars, clubs, and gyms all closed?? my life is about to seriously be exactly the same
WORK FROM HOME TIPS:
Have a routine. Shower/dress like normal. Keep a dedicated workspace. Fill a briefcase with sausages & carry it at all times. Stick to usual work hours. NEVER let raccoons trick you into trusting them with the beefcase: they dont have your interests at heart
GOING OUT TO BARS:
• are you out of your mind
SECLUDING YOURSELF AT HOME IN A TATTERED WEDDING DRESS PLOTTING REVENGE ON ALL MEN:
• weirdly hot
• no one gets infected
• he will live to regret the day he broke your heart
Sometimes I’ll just be living my ordinary, irrelevant life and out of nowhere I’ll remember that Priyanka Chopra referred to Pitbull as “Pardesi Babu” on her single “Exotic” and life loses all sense and meaning for those three seconds
How long before the JK Rowling tweet telling us Dobby had Coronavirus this whole time
can we all just agree to gain 15 pounds. that way none of us have to feel weird about it
Day 1: I have stocked up on enough non-perishable food and supplies to last me for months, maybe years, so that I can remain in isolation for as long as it takes to see out this pandemic
Day 1 + 45 minutes: I am in the supermarket because I wanted a Twix
The World Health Organization has announced that dogs cannot contract Covid-19. Dogs previously held in quarantine can now be released. To be clear, WHO let the dogs out.