2021 – The Year of Intimate Weddings & Elopements

It turns out these tiny celebrations like intimate weddings come with some very big advantages.

In a year of unfathomable grief and loss, having to cancel or postpone a wedding due to the coronavirus does not rank as high on the list of sacrifices. But that doesn’t mean abandoning an event in which you’ve invested months of sweat and tears, not to mention money, is easy.

By last summer, it was clear that anyone planning to say “I do” in 2020 needed to come up with a Plan B right away. The subsequent wave of cancellations, venue closures, and travel restrictions devastated an entire ecosystem of wedding planners, photographers, designers, caterers, florists, vendors, and the like. When the strictest stay-at-home orders were gradually lifted, couples began to consider another option, a sort of happy medium: intimate weddings and elopements.

According to The Knot, 96 percent of couples had to change their 2020 wedding plans, but only 7 percent completely canceled their weddings. Of the 43% of couples who went ahead with holding a smaller event last year, a majority of them considered that their only celebration, not a Covid-forced precursor to something grander down the road. A a strong sign that this trend will continue into 2021.

Scaling down their weddings [during lockdowns] didn’t make sense for many, so the intimate weddings and elopements trend really began booming. As privacy becomes the ultimate luxury in today’s environment, the idea of elopements are being entertained more and more.

In Vietnam, many couples, have opted for intimate weddings during Covid-19 in resorts in some neighborhoods . They are taking advantage of loosening travel restrictions and resorts in the northern province such as Ha Giang, Lai Chau, Moc Chau that have quickly changed to accommodate the rising demand for elopements (which generally involve up to 10 people) and micro-weddings (which include up to 50 guests, depending on state restrictions).

Mini destination celebrations, when executed safely, provide all of the benefits of a traditional destination wedding—basically, being on vacation with your favorite people. That distant relative you didn’t want to invite to your first wedding? There’s now a good reason to leave him out. A smaller guest list also means more quality time with each attendee, rather than endless rounds of small talk with 200 people.

Furthermore, with the stress of dealing with things like color schemes and table charts reduced, the couples can concentrate on their own experiences. Micro-weddings provide a one-of-a-kind experience for couples and their closest family and friends without the stress of a large wedding.

In addition, unlike a large wedding, an elopement can be planned at the last minute. While it was a drastically different scenario than they had anticipated, it was extremely romantic and provided them with memories to last a lifetime.

The wedding planners are already well-versed in planning all manner of celebrations, and, in light of constantly changing travel regulations, they’re able to pivot, quickly.

Finally, as with pre-pandemic destination weddings, couples can stay longer on property to enjoy a mini-moon, since chances are obviously high that their first-choice honeymoon. It’s a great way to limit travel and still be able to enjoy their time away.

If you have any questions about finding reliable wedding planners in Vietnam, give us a message!

WedinStyle – The Stylish Wedding Planner of Vietnam

Address: 07 Cao Ba Quat, Ba Dinh, Hà Nội

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