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Richaelyn
Dedicated July 2021

Are y’all still having traditional weddings during the pandemic?

Richaelyn, on January 20, 2021 at 12:37 PM Posted in Planning 0 33
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What kind of weddings are people having during the pandemic? Are y’all still doing the traditional wedding but implementing covid precautions (social distance, sanitizing stations...etc.) or are y’all eloping or doing smaller events? Also, how many guests are y’all having? My wedding is August 13th, 2021, we’ll be having about 100 guests and we’ll be having a socially distant wedding.

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Latest activity by Richaelyn, on January 26, 2021 at 6:13 PM
  • Shelly
    Rockstar January 2022
    Shelly ·
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    We're going the traditional route! Our wedding is in Jan. 2022 with an estimated guest count of 170, so we're hoping things have calmed down by then!

    If things are still the same, or haven't improved enough, then we'll implement some safety precautions to make our guests feel more at ease. (providing face masks, hand sanitizer etc).

    It's also important to check with vendors and your venue on what regulations they have in place due to the pandemic. Our venue doesn't have any stipulations, so we're proceeding as normal. Some venues in our area have strict rules...so it all depends.

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  • Richaelyn
    Dedicated July 2021
    Richaelyn ·
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    Thank you for responding.
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    Dedicated May 2021
    Lindsey ·
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    We’re having a backyard wedding in May with only about 50-60 guests. This is what we would be doing whether there was COVID or not for money purposes and us not wanting a huge wedding! It’s definitely worked out in our favor, I have no stress or uncertainty about what I may need to change or postpone due to COVID regulations.
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  • Richaelyn
    Dedicated July 2021
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    Thanks for responding. That definitely saves a headache. Are you having a reception as well?
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  • Connie
    Dedicated December 2021
    Connie ·
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    We are having about 120 people in a barn venue, which is what we probably would have done without Covid anyway. Depending on how things look in December, we will be asking people to wear masks at the ceremony, provide hand sanitizer, and have more options for people who want to socially distance (further spaced, smaller tables). We are fortunate not to have any local or state restrictions on weddings thus far.
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  • Arianna
    Dedicated September 2021
    Arianna ·
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    My wedding is September 11th 2021. We have about 132 people invited so about 90 to 100 will probably show up. We are providing hand sanitizer and masks but it’s there choice if they would like to wear them or not.
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  • ArizonaDreaming
    Dedicated September 2021
    ArizonaDreaming ·
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    We have never had a guest list higher than 40. Since COVID hit, our GL has dropped down to less than 25 people. Our venue package has sanitation stations and it is outside. The people have attending are those we have been seeing regularly since the beginning of last year. It has not changed.

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  • Milada
    Devoted October 2021
    Milada ·
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    We're going the traditional route but implementing Covid precautions like custom-made masks and hand sanitizers. Our venue offers sanitation stations. We're inviting about 160 and our venue accommodates 400 so we believe we'll have enough space & room to safely dine and dance.

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    Super April 2021
    Tiger Bride ·
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    We are getting married in April and are sending out invites to about 175. Of those I'll be happy if 100 come...I guess we'll see.

    The church is very large and the reception is outdoors. We'll give out bottles of hand sanitizer and catering staff will serve the food. Other than that we haven't really changed anything.

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    Expert June 2021
    Melanie ·
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    My wedding is in June and we're having around 60 guests in a traditional country club venue, down from our planned list of 150. We plan to stream the ceremony for anyone who can't attend, masks will be required when not eating (bought custom masks for the bridal party), and I've bought small bottles of Purell for each of my guests. Our tables can normally seat 8-10, but we're only putting 6 guests to a table to help with social distancing, and we changed from a buffet to a plated dinner.

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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    We have decided to elope with possibly our parents present. Too conplicated with our state's mandates to have a traditional wedding. We also wanted to prioritize paying off student loan debt, credit card debt and save up for a house.
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    Dedicated May 2021
    Lindsey ·
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    Yes we are! Luckily we have the perfect areas for a ceremony and reception the way our yard is laid out and decorated.
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  • Tee
    Dedicated October 2021
    Tee ·
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    We’re going the traditional route with covid precautions (hand sanitizer, custom masks, rapid tests). We will also have people sit with their families and ample spacing throughout the venue. We have an option to move the reception outdoors (it’s tented now). We’re inviting 100 people but will also go down if things don’t improve. Hoping for the best!
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  • Richaelyn
    Dedicated July 2021
    Richaelyn ·
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    Ok, that’s what we’re doing too with the spaced out and smaller tables. 👍🏾
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  • Tori
    Devoted October 2021
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    Our wedding is in October and we're going forward with a traditional wedding. We're having around 80 guests and everything is pretty much outdoors (our reception is in a pavilion style building so it's open). I'm so hoping by then that vaccines are wide spread and everyone feels safe. If need be, we'll still provide plenty of masks and hand sanitizer for everyone.

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  • Richaelyn
    Dedicated July 2021
    Richaelyn ·
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    That plan sounds great. How will you inform your guests about the precautions that you have in place?
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  • Richaelyn
    Dedicated July 2021
    Richaelyn ·
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    Those sounds like so good precautions in place!
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  • Tee
    Dedicated October 2021
    Tee ·
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    We will include the information on our website and also send emails/texts as needed. We’ve already been answering questions people have and just trying to keep them updated.
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  • Richaelyn
    Dedicated July 2021
    Richaelyn ·
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    Me too! I’m hoping the vaccines will really make a difference.
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  • Richaelyn
    Dedicated July 2021
    Richaelyn ·
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    Do you think it would be ok to include a paper slip inside the invitations that lists the precautions in place to make the event safer?
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