Social distancing and COVID-19 restrictions have posed unique planning challenges for couples getting married amidst the pandemic. Due to gathering limitations, couples have had to reduce their guest lists to immediate family and the bridal party. However, brides and grooms are coming up with alternative ways of safely celebrating with friends who did not make the short list for the ceremony and reception.
One popular idea that has arisen during the pandemic is a wedding drive-by event. Increasingly, couples are organizing events in which their friends drive by their reception venue and—from a distance—give their best wishes to the couple. Outlined below are some great ideas for implementing a drive-by event for your wedding.
Creative Ideas for Your Wedding Drive-By Event
There are many ways to get creative with your wedding drive-by event and create an atmosphere that makes your friends feel like a part of your special day even though they missed the ceremony and reception. Here are a few creative ideas:
- Create a designated spot at your reception for you and your partner to stand while friends drive by to give you their blessings.
- Decorate your designated spot to match the theme of your wedding. This way your friends and family can get a small taste of your reception decor.
- Make creative signs that direct your guests to your designated spot.
- Put together a goody bag your drive-by guests can take home with them.
How to Plan a Wedding Drive-By
Before you get to work on the creative elements of your wedding drive-by event, you’ll need to work out some of the logistics. For example, if you have 50–100 guests that you were unable to invite to your ceremony and reception, you probably don’t want them all to show up at the drive-by event at the same time. For a drive-by, it is best to provide groups of guests with staggering times to show up. This way you won’t have a line of 100 people waiting for hours in their car.
Get a Photo Booth for Your Wedding Drive-By
One of the best treasures of a wedding is the photos. Unfortunately, COVID has made it challenging to capture special memories and moments with friends and family at weddings. A great way to safely get photos with your friends and family who you can’t have at the ceremony is to rent a photo booth. Photo booths provide a nostalgic, personal experience along with great souvenirs for both you and your guests to have forever. Having a photo booth at your wedding drive-by event is a great way to provide a treasured activity for your guests who were unable to take part in the festivities of your reception.
A Cut Above Photo Booth Will Provide a Memorable Activity at Your Wedding Drive-By Event
Photo booths provide a timeless activity that friends and family who attend your wedding drive-by will appreciate. At A Cut Above Photo Booth, we customize photo booths to ensure they provide the photos and ambiance that reflect a couple’s wedding theme. With our booths, you can provide guests with a unique, personal experience.
When you choose a photo booth from A Cut Above, you can expect our staff to arrive on time in professional attire to set up and coordinate the installation process. To customize the perfect photo booth for your wedding day, call today at (407) 216-7171 or fill out our online contact form.