MAGIC VALLEY — The pandemic has changed the way weddings look this year, and some couples have even had to postpone their weddings to next year. But the owner of Magic Valley Weddings is helping couples make sure their big day goes as planned.
"A lot of our couples have been planning their weddings for a year or more. To have all your plans and ideas along with this big question mark of what's going to be going on. I think that's the hardest part, it's just not knowing," Alea Peters, Owner of Magic Valley Weddings and Huckleberry Studios, says.
Alea says the couples she has worked with this year have gotten creative with their ceremonies.
"We see a lot of different things that we haven't seen in the past before. One option that people are going for is to have a small elopement style ceremony and to have their reception at a different time," Peters said.
In her blog, one of the things she talks about is avoiding buffet-style food lines and holding outdoor open-air ceremonies to ensure your guest are safe, but she says it is also essential to have a backup plan.
"So right now, as you might be planning a wedding during a pandemic, it's important to keep your options open, know what your options are. Discuss these things with your vendors and discuss contingency plans because everybody should have plan B's. You should have other options that you know about that you can reach out to those options if necessary," Peters said.
But even throughout these unprecedented times, she says the couples she has worked with have maintained a positive outlook.
"They have been good sports rolling with all the changes and all the different things that they have had to deal with. They have just kept their focus on their relationship, their marriage. Just making the best out of any situation that they can," Peters said.