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There’s no denying that 2020 hasn’t gone the way any of us planned. The rapid spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic has forced each and every one of us to make major adjustments to our lives. Whether you’re now working from home, or you’re wearing a mask to the grocery store, you’re sure to feel the effects of the pandemic every single day.

If you had planned to have your NYC wedding this year or next year, you may be having to rethink your plans for a post-COVID world. While it can be disappointing to say goodbye to your wedding plans, there are plenty of innovative ways you can hold a brilliant, memorable wedding by making some adjustments. In this article, we’ll give you some tips on planning the perfect micro wedding in 2020.

Choose a Venue with an Outdoor Space

Several studies have shown that outdoor spaces are much safer when it comes to viral transmission. If you manage to find a venue that is outside, you and your guests will feel a lot safer mingling during the event.

At Tribeca Rooftop + Tribeca 360° we are famous for our gorgeous, expansive rooftop that offers views over the city skyline. This venue is perfect for a socially distanced small wedding during the pandemic.

Create a Seating Plan that Feels Safe

Make sure to create a safe seating plan. Group people together from the same household, and leave plenty of room between chairs and between tables to ensure that guests can maintain social distancing during their meal.

Opt for Single-Serve Menu Options

When planning dishes with your caterer, try to always opt for ‘single-serve’ dishes, such as small, individual appetizers with disposable plates and cutlery. This will minimize contact between staff and guests and will help everyone to feel safe.

Enhance the Guest Experience

Because your wedding is bound to be a little different than you imagined, you can use it as an opportunity to make things feel extra special for your guests. If you’ve had to cut back on your guest list, you may have some of your budget left over. Use this to place extra focus on each individual guest — give out party favors, extra drinks, and so on, to ensure each and every guest has the best possible time.

Get Creative with Deposits and Payments You’ve Already Made

If you’ve already made some payments on flowers, food, or your venue, get creative about making the most of what you’ve purchased. For instance, if you’ve already ordered dozens of table centerpieces that you’ll no longer need, why not send them to your guests as a souvenir after the ceremony? Or, if you’ve already paid for more food than you will need, consider donating some to a local charity, sending your guests home with the extras, or feeding the event staff.

Wedding Receptions at Tribeca Rooftop 360°

Here at Tribeca Rooftop + Tribeca 360° in Manhattan, we have created a long list of safety measures to ensure the safety of our guests. We are also creating a special micro wedding package for our rooftop. You will be able to welcome 25-50 guests to a small, intimate ceremony, where you’ll be served white wine, champagne, or sparkling water. Contact us to find out more about our one-of-a-kind new NYC micro wedding package today.