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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Your 2021 Wedding

The wedding industry has been one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus lockdown. If you're hysterically crying into your dress wondering when you'll be able to walk down the aisle, you're not alone. Many couples have postponed their 2020 weddings until 2021 or beyond.


As restrictions begin to ease, hope for your perfect wedding day are looking up.


Whether you've just got engaged or you've postponed your big day – we reveal what wedding season will look like in 2021. Read on to find out how you'll be affected…


Although we aren’t holding a crystal ball, it seems safe to assume that the Summer of 2021 will be super busy with newly engaged couples snapping up those dates along with the rescheduled

Events.   So, if there's a chance of choosing the less popular months from November through April, you may fair better especially when coordinating all of your vendors.


Cutting Down Your Wedding Guest List

This is one of the not-so-fun parts of planning your wedding even before COVID-19.  Sometimes adding one couple leads to a larger group of friends and all of a sudden there goes another 20 people tacked on to your list.  Well, when it comes to cutting, you need to stick to some cut and dry rules.


If you stick to parents and siblings only, no plus ones, and no kids, it will make it much easier to explain to those who didn't make the cut.  You also have to let people know this wasn't an easy decision and would love to celebrate with them when you can.

As far a size, smaller weddings were trending in the last few years anyway, as couples started to actively choose to reduce their headcount way down in order to invest more in each person, rather than spread their hard-earned money further across 150 people.

Budgets also play a big huge role in this. It’s not rocket science figuring out that in most cases, reducing your count reduces the overall cost.


The dancefloor issue

Dancefloors will be a question on most couple’s minds.   You’ll want to try and avoid tight spaces that everyone will be gathering, working up a sweat and breathing heavier.   In most cases, it’s probably best to skip it during these uncertain times but for those who are still determined to boogie and when it’s allowed, we recommend it in open areas and where there is plenty of ventilation and space for all those elbows.


The new normal for 2021 weddings

As Spring rolls around, we are hopeful that the threat of the second wave has come and gone and couples slowly begin to plan the wedding they have dreamed about.  There will of course be a new normal now for such traditions as receiving lines, seating fewer households on tables, suppliers wearing masks and gloves, and more hand sanitizer all around! Since these are sensible things to do in general when it comes to hygiene and large crowds, we're okay with this new normal!


DeCarlo’s Banquet Center: Wedding Facilities in Warren, Michigan


At DeCarlo’s, we offer seven gorgeous affordable banquet halls that can accommodate anywhere from 35 to 1,425 people.  So, large or small, we are the perfect convention center with banquet rooms for your wedding reception.  We also provide an incredible menu and beverage options to suit all tastes and budgets.  So, if you need to book any kind of catering near Warren, Michigan, give us a call at (586) 759-6500 to book your date, or ask us about any recent developments regarding COVID-19.  Please feel free to fill out the contact form on our website, as well!



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