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For Megan and Matthew Veneracion, having a wedding during a pandemic didn’t ruin the day. Instead it opened the door for some unique and memorable choices.
“We talked about getting some gas masks and doing some fun end-of-the-world photos,” Megan says with a big laugh.
In the end, the couple decided against the gas masks but they chose the stark yet stunning Eldorado Dry Lake Bed near Las Vegas and lit smoke bombs for a fun otherworldly vibe. “We thought this is the coolest pandemic wedding site we’ve ever seen.”
Instead of seeing the COVID-19 pandemic as limiting, couples have the option of creating a truly memorable event that they and their guests will never forget. Here are few ideas from Cactus Collective Weddings:
Take it outside
You may not consider yourself an outdoorsy person but some of the most beautiful wedding venues are outside. Whether it’s in your backyard or at a nearby park, an outdoor weddings can keep you and your guests safe and make for an unforgettable ceremony. At Cactus Collective Weddings we specialize in outdoor weddings, with venues like Red Rock Canyon and Eldorado Dry Lake Bed.
Football fans? Consider a tailgating wedding reception. Instead of cancelling your wedding, marry with only immediate family to keep it small, streaming the ceremony onto a screen nearby for guests. Then head out to enjoy a wedding tailgating event with the guests. Strolling from tailgate to tailgate to visit with your guests after the ceremony will create memories you never thought possible.
Go to the movies
Maybe you and your partner are movie lovers. Then a drive-in wedding might be perfect. Visit with a local vintage drive-in movie business about renting the space for your wedding. Don’t have a drive-in near you? Easy, rent a big screen and make your own drive-in. Guests can stay safely at a distance but still witness your big day.
Food truck reception
Food trucks are all the rage, so why not incorporate them into your wedding celebration? You can keep your ceremony small – with just immediate family – but still allow you to celebrate with all of your family and friends. Contract with a variety of food trucks, pick a gorgeous outdoor location and invite your guests to bring outdoor chairs where they can watch the sunset, eat yummy food and share your big day in a safe environment.
As you can see, with a little imagination the options are endless for a safe coronavirus wedding. And Cactus Collective Weddings can help!