4 Alternative Wedding Ideas for 2020

Author Veronica Rose
Date Feb 15, 2021

Image Credit: Riany Haffey Photography

If you are a 2020 bride-to-be, chances are you have had to or will have to make some serious changes to your wedding plans this year. No one could have predicted this year but all we can do is accept the reality and adapt the best way we know how. Just because there’s a global pandemic does not mean your wedding has to suffer, right? This is why we have come up with a few alternate wedding plans fit for our “new normal.”


If you’re unfamiliar with this term, a “minimony” is a mini ceremony or a moment of commitment shared between just you and your partner and maybe some close loved ones. This is a good option for people who are less concerned with a big lavish wedding and are more focused on getting their lives started as a married couple. Including up to 10 people, a minimony allows you to keep your closest friends and family safe while still honoring your original wedding date. Once you’re married on paper and some time has gone by, you could plan to have a second ceremony with the same number of guests you had originally imagined. You could even hold this celebration on your first anniversary and renew your vows!

Micro Wedding

A microwedding embodies the same idea as a minimony but can include up to 50 guests as opposed to 10. It’s important to note that the number of guests at a microwedding will be determined by your current state ordinance. These guests are usually immediate family and your very closest friends only. This is a good option for people that still want to get married when they want and it allows for the most important people in their lives to be there...while saving some money, too! With a smaller guest list, it allows you to put some more money into other things you would have otherwise had to economize on such as the open bar, a lavish wedding venue of your dreams or a high-priced honeymoon!

Backyard Wedding

Backyard weddings are a great compromise for a couple that is finding it hard to cut down the guest list but still wants the healthiest and safest experience for everyone involved. Backyard wedding guest counts will also depend on local state ordinance, but this is a great option to maximize social distancing and keep your wedding as low risk as possible. Plenty of people have backyard weddings under normal circumstances, so this is one of the best options without cancelling most of your original plans.

Destination Wedding

If you’re planning a wedding during 2020, it’s safe to say that you’ve probably considered running away and getting it over with at least once or twice. Well with a destination wedding, this is exactly what you could do! Ditch all the planning, the stress, the new arrangements and alternatives and go to some beautiful destination and get hitched - on your own terms. As long as you stay safe and follow the current travel regulations, this is a great option!

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