In 2020 over 80 percent of engaged couples postponed their wedding plans, making 2021 what we’ve now dubbed the “Year of the Bride.” But with COVID precautions still in place, planning a wedding based on our “new normal” can be overwhelming (to say the least). So, we’re partnering with Ketel One Botanical to arm fellow brides-to-be with the ultimate primer to navigating the process. From how to throw a microwedding to dress shopping online, see below for expert tips to accomplish each task—and don’t forget to toast to the process along the way with a Ketel One Botanical spritz. You deserve it.
Expert Advice to Help You Plan (and Pull Off) a Wedding in 2021
What Is A Microwedding?
And is it the best idea ever?
An intimate (read: tiny) affair that’s friendlier than an elopement and roughly a billion times less stressful than planning a black tie destination extravaganza for 250 souls—not to mention, a great option to keep everyone safe. Here’s how to plan your own microwedding and why they’re actually the best idea ever—COVID or not.
What Should I Serve?
For your wedding (and every celebration in-between)
Ketel One Botanical is distilled with real botanicals and infused with natural fruit essences. Combine it with club soda to create a Botanical Spritz cocktail—the perfect addition to an intimate affair. There are no added sugars or artificial sweeteners, and it only has 73 calories (and 0 carbs) per serving.* It’s also nearly effortless to create so make sure to keep a bottle on hand to celebrate all your mini milestones in planning.
Here’s how to make it:
1.5 ounces Ketel One Botanical (chose from Grapefruit & Rose, Peach & Orange Blossom or Cucumber & Mint)
3 ounces club soda (we like Fever-Tree)
Serve over ice with fresh garnish (shown with sliced grapefruit and edible rose petals)
*KETEL ONE BOTANICAL. Made With Vodka Distilled With Real Botanicals And Infused With Natural Flavors. 30% Alc/Vol. © Double Eagle Brands, B.V. Imported by Ketel One USA, Aliso Viejo, CA.* Ketel One Botanical (per 1.5oz.) & Soda Water (per 3 oz.): 73 Cals, 0g Carbs, 0g Protein, 0g Fat; White Table Wine (per 5 fl. oz., USDA ARS, National Nutrient Database May 2016): 121 Cals, 3.82 Carbs, 0.1g Protein, 0g Fat.
Where And How To Buy A Wedding Dress Online
...that actually fits
Shopping for wedding dresses online can seem daunting on the Wild West that is the internet. But with a few helpful tips, like knowing your measurements, and heading to a shop that matches your needs, why not say “yes to the dress” with a tracking number? Here are our favorite tips for shopping for a wedding dress online, plus 18 stores offering incredible bridal selections right at your fingertips. Cheers!