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2020

Ask The Experts: COVID Weddingmoons in 2021 – A Guide To Help You Plan Your Perfect Weddingmoon 

Weddingmoons in the age of Covid weddings are becoming more and more popular. Never heard of them? Well here is what all the fuss is about! A weddingmoon combines the traditional wedding ceremony with the honeymoon, resulting in less planning, less travelling, less stress, and affords you more time to unwind before the special day. It is practical and cost-effective. Weddingmoons are a great option when planning a destination wedding as you only have one location to figure out the travel for. They are also great for weddings held in your own country, as this means even less travel and a glorious staycation option as the honeymoon, perfect for a Covid friendly celebration. Read on for some fabulous Weddingmoon planning advice.

COVID Weddingmoons in 2021 – A guide to help you plan your perfect weddingmoon 

Ask The Experts: COVID Weddingmoons in 2021 - A Guide To Help You Plan Your Perfect Weddingmoon 

You probably spent months, maybe years, preparing for your dream wedding and shortlisting destinations for your honeymoon, only to be sorely disappointed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  While the coronavirus has seriously disrupted international travel and tourism, it is not a reason to abandon your original wedding plan or put your honeymoon on hold forever.

We are hopeful for a healthier and brighter 2021, but there is no telling when leisure trips return to normal.  Most likely, travelling would still be extremely limited. Imagine the dilemma if your wedding venue is located in one country while your honeymoon is in another.

Enter weddingmoons, the latest trend in nuptials vacation.  A weddingmoon combines the traditional ceremony and the anticipated getaway, resulting in less planning, less travelling, less stress, and affords you more time to unwind before the special day.  It is practical and cost-effective without being unromantic or tacky.  Are you still worried about the aftereffects of the pandemic? We came up with a fundamental guide to help you plan your weddingmoon in 2021.

Small Weddingmoon Abroad

Have you ever dreamed of tying the knot at sunset on a picturesque cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea?  How about exchanging vows on a hot air balloon while soaring above the stunning landscape of Cappadocia?

Ask The Experts: COVID Weddingmoons in 2021 - A Guide To Help You Plan Your Perfect Weddingmoon 

The pandemic might have postponed your wedding date, but it does not have to ruin your original plan of getting married abroad.  Greece and Turkey are among the countries sought after by couples as a wedding venue not only for their romantic ambience but also for their variety of settings, charming traditions, and great food.  The best thing about these places is that they double as a honeymoon destination.  You do not have to travel anywhere else to bond as newlyweds.

Ask The Experts: COVID Weddingmoons in 2021 - A Guide To Help You Plan Your Perfect Weddingmoon 

With social distancing and mass gathering restrictions, it is almost impossible to have a big wedding.  Consider downsizing your guest list to a small number of your closest friends and family.  Limiting the number of invitees to your wedding may seem unfortunate but look at the bright side.  Having the people who are truly dear to you on your special day will result in a more intimate and unforgettable experience, not to mention reduce expenses on guest count.

Wedding Staymoon

If there are staycations, there are also staymoons.  You don’t have to travel far to make your special day truly memorable.  For couples who are budget conscious, anxious about international travel, or on a tight schedule, a wedding staymoon is a brilliant alternative to getting married abroad.  Fortunately, the United Kingdom is home to incredibly stunning countryside landscapes ideal for outdoor weddings, as well as thrilling activities and idyllic retreats for newlyweds.

Ask The Experts: COVID Weddingmoons in 2021 - A Guide To Help You Plan Your Perfect Weddingmoon 

In Scotland, you can marry in a picture-perfect garden with an ancient castle in the background, then head to the Highlands after the ceremony for a unique glamping honeymoon. You can exchange vows in a pagoda at an organic farm in Wales, before relaxing at a cosy treehouse or luxuriating in an outdoor hot tub.  Don’t forget the breathtaking charm of the Lake District, with its surreal scenery fit for a fairytale wedding, as well as its romantic log cabins, luxurious spas, and world-class fine dining.

Ask The Experts: COVID Weddingmoons in 2021 - A Guide To Help You Plan Your Perfect Weddingmoon 

Make Everything Online

Between sorting out a lengthy to-do-list to contacting essential services such as makeup artists and caterers, planning a wedding is an overwhelming and exhausting process.  The good news is you can make organizing your wedding less stressful by incorporating technology, from online gift registries to photo-sharing apps to venue search tools.  You can even stream your wedding live to friends and family who are unable to attend the event.

Wedding websites are among the latest trends that are quickly becoming an indispensable tool for every couple about to tie the knot. A wedding website allows you to manage everything in one place, with 24-hour accessibility, anywhere in the world. You can send invitations and receive RSVPs digitally and save time and money.

Ask The Experts: COVID Weddingmoons in 2021 - A Guide To Help You Plan Your Perfect Weddingmoon 

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If you are environmentally conscious, a wedding website holds an additional advantage; it lets you save the environment because consuming fewer paper products means less carbon footprint.  You can communicate last-minute changes to your guests fast and easily by posting updates on your site.  You can also upload maps and directions to ensure none of your guests gets lost.

More importantly, you can customize your wedding website to reflect your personality, suit your style, tell your love story, and even build-up the excitement leading to your big day. And when the wedding day has gone, your honeymoon over, and you settle into the routine of living as a couple, your wedding website can serve as a memento that reminds you of your special day.

Ask for Sustainable Wedding Gifts

Whether couples admit it or not, one of the most anticipated things about weddings is getting gifts.  However, in this day and age when almost everything you could think of is available to purchase, you could be swamped with too many choices.  So, what’s it going to be – useful or whimsical? Whatever strikes your fancy, consider showing love to Mother Earth by opting for sustainable wedding presents.

You would be surprised by loads of fascinating eco-friendly options out there, from recycled wine bottle drinking glasses to rugs made from discarded textiles to breadboards handcrafted out of vintage wood to bamboo cutlery and chopsticks.  Ensure that these gifts are not only zero-waste products but also ethically made and fair trade. If you advocate reducing consumption and waste production, include in your list second-hand items, such as buying quality pre-owned jewellery, pottery, or furniture.

Ask The Experts: COVID Weddingmoons in 2021 - A Guide To Help You Plan Your Perfect Weddingmoon 

Still, the best present you can ask for are experiences that create long-lasting memories you will cherish for a lifetime. Instead of a gift registry, try setting up a travel fund towards your weddingmoon or your first anniversary holiday.

Book the Right Travel Company

As tempting as a staymoon sounds and despite the uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many newlyweds are still unable to resist the lure of a weddingmoon abroad.  Who wouldn’t be excited to start their future together by going on an adventure somewhere far and exotic?  So, if you decide to take the long haul for your weddingmoon, be sure to use a reliable travel company.

Ask The Experts: COVID Weddingmoons in 2021 - A Guide To Help You Plan Your Perfect Weddingmoon 

Remember that the pandemic has permanently affected tourism all over the world, prompting many countries to create travel policies and restrictions that are volatile and subject to periodic change.  With this in mind, make sure that your travel agency has clear-cut refund guidelines in case you need to cancel your upcoming trip.  Before leaving for your destination, get travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage.  To fully understand how the COVID-specific medical plan works, talk to the licensed insurance experts of your travel company

 

 

 

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