as many engaged couples have had to postpone or cancel their weddings due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
A wedding venue in the Eastern Cape has recently launched a drive-thru wedding ceremony option where guests can watch the couple say their “I do’s” from their vehicles.
Event & Wedding Manager, Danike Wasserman, says since regulations do not yet allow ceremonies at full capacity they came up with a drive-thru Micro Wedding Package where between 10 and 40 guests will still be able to be a part of the couple’s special day.
“We understand that it is a niche market and not everyone will be open to a drive-thru wedding. However, we are excited to make our clients’ wedding day special & unforgettable, even though celebrating love seems a bit different in these times,” said Wasserman.
The wedding venue based in Port Elizabeth offers couples a scenic backdrop for the ceremony while guests in their vehicles can park either side of the aisle.
“We launched the drive-thru package on Friday with a styled shoot, collaborating with reputable suppliers in our industry. Since then, we have had an enormous number of enquiries and 2 bookings, within less than a week,” she said.
Social distancing is inherent to the concept of a drive-thru wedding, as all guests remain in their vehicles, except for the bridal couple and the pastor. Masks are mandatory for all guests and there is a limitation on the number of guests per vehicle.
Wasserman said the La Colline staff wear the necessary Personal protective equipment (PPE) when delivering food and beverages to the vehicles.
“The feedback that we received following our launch was completely unexpected and very positive. This made us extremely hopeful that there will be a sparkling light at the end of quite a dark four month long tunnel,” she said.