Are outside weddings the post-COVID future?
It’s no surprise that weddings have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For those who are rescheduling or planning their nuptials, it makes sense to consider what future weddings will look like. Are outside weddings the way forward for wedding photography in Liverpool and beyond?
Scientists and decision-makers agree that the risk of spreading infection is higher within enclosed spaces, so outdoor gatherings are seen as a safer way of doing things. The popularity of outdoor weddings is thus likely to increase, as couples and their guests put safety first.
Outdoor weddings have previously been more popular outside the UK, as British couples are sometimes put off by the unpredictable climate. However, they are likely to become more commonplace as we all adjust our lifestyles to deal with the threat of COVID-19. At Matthew Rycraft Photography, we’re happy to reassure couples, and excel in bad weather shoots.
Forward-thinking wedding venues are already attempting to think up new ways to cope with the “new normal”. Dorset venue Sculpture by the Lakes is one such spot, where owner Simon Gudgeon and his staff team are “coming up with innovative ways to overcome… challenges.” He predicts that people will be anxious about large gatherings for months or perhaps even years to come, and that holding outdoor ceremonies will reduce the actual and perceived risks.
It’s not only weddings that are seeing a shift outdoors. Primary schools reopening in England for the last part of the summer term used outside equipment, such as marquees, to teach children in the open air where possible, ensuring they complied with social distancing guidelines.
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