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The Best Of Both Worlds

May 01, 2021

In the day of social distancing, the preference for exchange of vows ceremonies in an open space is certainly gaining traction amongst soon-to-be-weds. And an outdoor setting with fresh air and easy adherence to social distancing measures would certainly make a hotel an attractive option for couples intent of hosting such a wedding ceremony. Indeed, for those so inclined, a tea ceremony post exchange of vows may also be possible in such an alfresco setting.

An alfresco exchange of vows such as this planned by Sincerité Wedding & Events is definitely on trend now
Photo by MunKeat Studio, courtesy of The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Vows underway
Photo by MunKeat Studio, courtesy of The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Having taken care of the wedding ceremony, a hotel that is well versed in hosting indoor celebrations can also put their knowledge and experience to good use when setting up the wedding banquet in its ballroom. Key points to note will include the following :

  • Its capacity in order to meet the SOPs in place.
  • The best table layout to ensure sufficient intimacy yet abiding by social distancing rules.
  • Personalised plated service to prevent sharing of dishes served.

Viking table settings in the ballroom
Photo courtesy of The Westin Kuala Lumpur

The main table
Photo courtesy of The Westin Kuala Lumpur

A few suggestions :

  • Have the hotel’s in-house wedding specialist brief all your appointed external vendors on the necessary SOPs to be followed strictly.
  • Advise your guests in advance so that they too will be ready for such measures.

A moment to remember
Photo by Hanz Photography, courtesy of The Westin Kuala Lumpur

A beautiful wedding planned by Sincerité Wedding & Events
Photo by Hanz Photography, courtesy of The Westin Kuala Lumpur

 

Tip : Meet with the wedding specialist of The Westin Kuala Lumpur to view both their outdoor and indoor wedding venues. More details here.