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Celebrate your Vermont engagement during a pandemic

You're not the only one who wonders how to celebrate their engagement during the Covid pandemic. Engaged couples need to celebrate this milestone safely with their loved ones. Particularly during times such as these, when everyone begins to evaluate what matters; engagement is honored. Even though you can't get together in person, there are many creative ways to celebrate. You can celebrate your engagement in a fun way without throwing a big party.

Take engagement photos!

Several photographers have adapted their services to offer couples and families socially distanced photo shoots. A pre-wedding photoshoot is a great way to spread the good news to your family and friends without throwing a huge party. You're helping your Vermont Photographer out during what is likely the most challenging year of their career when you take engagement photos.

Make a donation to a worthwhile cause like Vermont Cots.

Consider organizing a fundraiser and raising money for a charity as an alternative to the champagne toasts. At times like these, people coming together to raise money for a worthy cause can feel more fulfilling than a party.

You can take a vacation at home.

A Staycation can be an excellent way to celebrate your Vermont wedding engagement. Enjoy your time together as if you were on vacation by doing things you wouldn't normally do, like preparing a special meal or learning something new. Discuss your future goals as a married couple or start planning your wedding.

Plan a Vermont wedding-themed hunt for your guests!

People should be able to benefit from a festive (and fun) event that gets them out of the house. Create a scavenger hunt that correlates to your relationship. Clues should be hidden in safe, outdoor locations throughout town during the scavenger hunt. You and your family get to throw a fun event with your closest friends and family, and you get to have fun. Each winner receives a gift card to their favorite restaurant or small business. This helps support at a local Vermont business

Deliver Something Special to your loved ones

Make your loved ones feel appreciated by sending them a box of goodies you crafted yourself, or takeout from their local establishment and sent to their home. They'll appreciate your fine taste will help them feel even more excited to celebrate in person one day.

Tell Us Your Love Story

If you want to keep your engagement celebrations small, recreate your first date or another romantic memory with your significant other. Wear the same outfit or play the same song. This will bring back all those precious memories and remind the two of you why you got engaged in the first place.

Take Care of yourself!

Spend the money you would have spent on an engagement party on a new appliance or home improvement project instead. Those funds can be saved for your wedding and/or honeymoon if you do not want to spend them now.

Your parents deserve a celebration. Celebrate them!

Your parents would be the people you had been most looking forward to being with - a toast to this. Taking them out for a very intimate dinner before the wedding can help them get to know one another.

Have both sets of parents over for a special, homemade meal. You wouldn't be where you are without your parents, and their love stories most certainly influenced your own. This kind of intimate celebration will certainly mean a lot to your parents and remind you as newlyweds of what you have in mind for your own marriage.

It is important to take Vermont engagement photos.

Several photographers have adapted their services to offer couples and families socially distanced photo shoots. A pre-wedding photoshoot is a great way to spread the good news to your family and friends without throwing a huge party. You're helping your vendor out during what is likely the most challenging year of their career when you take engagement photos.

Let's celebrate virtually.

Things are more virtual nowadays, even parties. If you prefer an electronic celebration to a formal event in person, host an event on Zoom with family and close friends once it's safe to do so again. Please don't overdo it, under an hour, and make sure everyone gets to express their congratulations. For an exceptional Zoom party, consider sending your guests a gift before or after the virtual event. What would you rather have? A bottle of wine, chocolate, tea, or your favorite dessert. Each would be a great present for your zoom guests. '

Plan a Vermont wedding-themed hunt for your guests!

People should be able to benefit from a festive (and fun) event that gets them out of the house. Create a scavenger hunt that correlates to your relationship. Clues should be hidden in safe, outdoor locations throughout town during the scavenger hunt. You and your family get to throw a fun event with your closest friends and family, and you get to have fun. Each winner receives a gift card to their favorite restaurant or small business. This helps support a local business.

I suggest you organize a celebration in your car! Plan a drive-by party!

How about hosting a drive-by party? Ask all your loved ones to drive by your house to offer you their best wishes during a drive-by celebration. Add a touch of festivity by decorating your car, hanging banners, and placing pretty balloons. You'll be able to see and talk to everyone you would've wanted to celebrate your wedding with—from a safe distance, of course—not in person.



Vermont Photographer Amy Bennett | 18 N Jefferson Road, South Burlington, VT

802.825.7505 | www.amybennettphoto.com | amybennettphoto@gmail.com