Social distancing is necessary as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and the measure means large, conventional weddings will by unfeasible for the foreseeable future. Several wedding planners spoke to the Huffington Post, and gave their predictions for the top ways weddings will be different. Jove Meyer of Jove Meyer Events in New York City says there will no longer be huge tables of appetizers for people to take themselves, but likely small plates with portions for one or two people on them instead.
Another wedding planner says cocktail hour might be cut entirely, and if a couple does have one it would likely feature layouts with more small seating groups. Paige Blatt of Geller Events predicts that caterers will focus on serving pre-portioned plates as opposed to buffets or family style meals. Other predictions: receptions will be shorter and may not include dancing, outdoor weddings will be more popular, indoor weddings will be held in larger venues, fewer guests will be seated at each table, face masks will be common sights, hand sanitizer will be readily available, fewer vendors and staff will work the event, and of course cleaning procedures will be more stringent. (Huffington Post)