The pandemic has forced many couples to postpone their weddings for over a year. However, with vaccine distribution finally underway, it seems like there might finally be a light at the end of the tunnel. You may be eager to take advantage of the summer while you can, so here are some tips for planning a wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that your event is safe and successful.
The big question you’re likely asking is whether to enforce masks at your wedding. The general unspoken rule is that masks are optional if you’re fully vaccinated—which means two doses and a two-week buffer after the second dose. However, unvaccinated guests should endeavor to wear their masks as much as possible.
To really err on the side of caution, it’s best to generally enforce a mask policy when planning a wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the very least, ask your guests to wear their masks while attending the ceremonies.
As the conditions surrounding the pandemic continue to change, it’s a good idea to opt for electronic wedding invitations. This format allows you to edit or add any additional information necessary to account for changes in the pandemic. With physical copies, you’d have to go through the hassle and cost of reprinting new invitations with updated information.
Regarding services like catering and entertainment, communication and research are crucial. For example, alongside typical considerations for hiring a DJ, you should inquire what their company’s policies are concerning health and safety measures during the pandemic. Any quality service will have some sort of health and safety standard in place; coordinate with them to make sure everyone’s on the same page about the safety measures you’ll be following for your wedding.
Opt For the Outdoors
Just like how restaurants have focused on outdoor seating in the past year, you should consider doing the same for your wedding. Holding the ceremony outdoors will give you more space to work with so that you can respect social distancing. Besides, you’ll want to take advantage of that lovely summer weather while we still have it.