Valuable Tips from Couples Who Got Married Amid the Pandemic!

Someone once said, “Man plans. God laughs”. If you were planning to get married in 2020, we’re sure this famous quote is hitting home right now. For a single virus has bought life, and an elaborate wedding plans, to a complete standstill. However, if you are going ahead and tying the knot amidst the pandemic then you need to read this.

Pandemic Wedding
Pandemic Wedding

Couples who got married amidst the pandemic share their top tips on how to plan an unforgettable ceremony in the middle of this madness! 

#1. Niharika & Aniruddh

Aniruddh & Niharika
Aniruddh & Niharika

“If you’re okay with a small ceremony of fewer than 50 people, you can definitely go ahead with having a safe, responsible, and socially-distanced wedding. We couldn’t wait to start our life together so we were willing to put up with masks and sanitizer. We strongly advise everyone to prioritize each other’s safety over having a carefree celebration, and a largely virtual wedding with a gift registry is the best way to do so.”

#2. Vineela & Shashank 

Vineela & Shashank
Vineela & Shashank

“The best part of a Covid19 wedding was that we escaped a lot of stress and anxiety from people telling us how to do each ritual differently. A small wedding helped us be relaxed and if something didn’t go perfect, we had Covid19 to blame. At the end of the day, a wedding is about two people and how they wish to spend the rest of their life together. So, go ahead and get married. Don’t wait for things to change as never know what the next obstacle could be,”

#3. Prasad & Ketki

Prasad & Ketki
Prasad & Ketki

“Make sure every precaution is taken to ensure the complete safety of all people present. We only invited relatives who were in the Green Zones. Masks were compulsory, thermal guns were used. We made sure everyone present felt really safe and could enjoy the celebration stress-free,”

#4. Ulageshwari & Siva 

Ulageswari & Siva
Ulageswari & Siva

“Concentrate on yourself and what you want. Do not unnecessarily bother about every single thing in the wedding. Let your parents do that. Between a global pandemic and planning the best day of your life, there is more than enough on your plate. By focusing on yourself and your priorities, and delegating the rest, couples can make this virtual wedding experience a lot more enjoyable.”

#5. Arnab & Pratibha 

Arnab & Pratibha
Arnab & Pratibha

“The one good thing about weddings in the pandemic is that it has curtailed the crazy spending. Indians, particularly the middle class, should forget the idea of spending their entire life saving on the wedding of their child. This money can be used so wisely. It can be given to the couple to start their new life or share with those less fortunate. Virtual weddings are giving a chance to the Indian middle class to break those societal norms,” 

#6. Manurut & Keshav

Manurut & Keshav
Manurut & Keshav

Scale down the functions, amp up its “specialness”. When planning an intimate wedding during COVID19, the idea is to still make it a fairytale wedding, but what one gives up in scale can be amped up in style. 

#7. Parth & Bansi

Parth & Bansi
Parth & Bansi

“When we heard the news that the COVID 19 lockdown was being enforced, we had a complete mental breakdown. All the preparations were done, and the excitement was palpable. For things to come to such an unexpected pause was heartbreaking for all of us. But after much stress and tears, we realized that some things are beyond our control. If we accept them for what they are, life becomes so much easier. This is a lesson that won’t just help us through this difficult time but hopefully will make us stronger people going forward.”

#8. Sindoori & Krishna

Sindoori & Krishna
Sindoori & Krishna

“One needs to think about the kind of wedding you want. I was sure I didn’t want to get married in a time like this. And now I get a chance to have a do-over. Fix the things that didn’t go as planned this time, make sure it’s perfect the next time. Also, we wanted to have a small wedding to start with, but our parents found it impossible to downsize the guest list. By early March, they had withered down the guest list to 75 people! So now we know what’s possible and can have the intimate wedding we wanted,” she laughs.

#9. Hemlata & Sunil

Hemlata and Sunil
Hemlata and Sunil

“Celebrate the love. What kept me and Sunil going through these tough times was our long video calls, inspiring social media posts and attempts to cheer each other. Getting through these times together will only strengthen the love!”

#10. Pallab & Rishika

Hemlata and Sunil
Hemlata and Sunil

“I believe, after the pandemic is over, its fears will haunt all of us for a long period. With the fear of coronavirus traveling with currency notes, people may prefer digital modes of money transactions. People have also become aware of the needs of Earth and how the environment is improving during this lockdown. Hopefully, this will serve as an encouragement to ensure that weddings become more environment friendly through e-cards, online wedding gifts, etc. People will surely ensure better hygiene and availability of bare minimum medical assistance during the events. And maybe the idea of online marriages may not come as a surprise to us in the future.”

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Tanvi Saraf

Tanvi Saraf is a writer, editor and traveller who's recently moved to the south. Having worked with the country's leading publications, including Marie Claire, India Today, Harper's Bazaar Bride and L'officiel, she now heads marketing for WeddingWishlist.com & CherryTin.com. Her life's philosophy and choices are guided by her motto, "Enjoy it. Because it's happening", and with both our websites, she's all set to bring the joy back to gifting.

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