Wedding Day Safety Precautions During a Pandemic
Weddings look a lot different this year when compared to weddings in years past. From smaller, more intimate weddings to unique details (like ditching table assignments), couples are getting more creative and unique with their wedding day.
In the last year and a half, couples have had to postpone their big day due to the constant change of the pandemic. While we are still experiencing and adjusting to our new normal. Couples planning and moving forward with their ceremonies to celebrate their love with close friends and family have had to get creative with new rules and limitations on their big day. We have put together a list of safety precautions for you and your guests on your big day.
Consider asking guests what their vaccination status is. It will help you with your seating chart and help make guests feel more comfortable while attending. Ask vendors what their status is and their preference for the vaccination; this will help alleviate any issues that may arise the day of. As your big day gets closer, check in with your local health department and your vendor to see compliance concerns.
Provide masks for everyone attending to make guests and vendors feel more comfortable throughout your wedding. Make the masks a part of your wedding favors with custom masks, or
make them part of your wedding theme to fit in with the rest of your decor. Adding a fun twist to the masks will make wearing masks more enjoyable.
Provide temperature checks for everyone attending the wedding. Be sure to test them before entering the venue, ensuring that everyone who is there feels healthy and ready to enjoy your
Consider adding portable hand washing stations throughout your reception or provide access to plenty of bathrooms for guests to clean up if need be. Add hand sanitizers throughout the venue
and around the reception area so that guests can grab some when they feel it is necessary.
Consider your seating assignments and evaluate your current plan with the new rules and regulations. Check with your wedding planner to see if there is a way to incorporate more social
distancing into your current plan. Your guests may not be comfortable sitting with other guests they may not know or may feel more comfortable sitting with their immediate family. Consider adding open seating options to allow guests to choose their seating for the reception. If open seating is not an option, smaller tables may be a great second option.
Check-in with your planner and venue and discuss a few what-if scenarios. This will help you feel reassured and prepared with a backup plan in case any rules or regulations change. Your
venue, vendors, and planner have worked on hundreds of weddings and usually have backup plans in their back pocket. Discussing things ahead of time will help you (and ultimately, your guests) feel more comfortable – especially if things change at the last minute.
Wedding days are full of challenges, and it’s essential to be ready to pivot, especially in apandemic. Remember, while it may seem stressful, it’s important to try and remain calm and be flexible for anything that comes your way. Enjoy your big day!
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