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covid precautions

Tory, on December 13, 2021 at 10:36 AM Posted in Planning 0 5
Hi everyone I’m looking for advice on if anyone else was requiring proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test close to their wedding date with the surges and new variants. How are you going about this? I’ve already sent out invitations, and I’m trying to think if that should be sent out as a separate letter or emailed, spread by word of mouth, etc.? Any advice is greatly appreciated


Latest activity by Casey, on December 14, 2021 at 4:06 PM
  • Janet
    Expert October 2018
    Janet ·
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    I think if you are requiring either or both, you need to be upfront with your guests so they can plan accordingly. A lot of couples are still doing this, if you search back through some of the forums you can see how others handled it.

    Word of mouth does not reach everyone, emails go to spam, and not everyone will look at your website.

    Since you've already sent out invites, the additional details or info card would be good, or you need to contact everyone on your list by text or phone call informing them of this requirement

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  • CountryBride
    VIP April 2022
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    I agree what others have said, I would wait until they rsvp and call them directly and ask to answer your question I am not asking people to show proof or have a negative covid test.

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  • J
    Super March 2022
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    We are requiring negative test. We are having it on our FAQ page, and as a note as they submit an online RSVP. We will also email everyone the week of our RSVP due date to remind them, and again the week of the wedding. They will either email results to our planner (who will create a spreadsheet so the check-in list has whether that person has sent in their results or not) or they will show results at the door for entry. We are also going to have some at home rapid tests available at the venue just in case anyone forgets or doesn't have their results back in time.

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  • Natalie
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    Things that are “word of mouth” are those that are not requirements. This is a little tricky since invitations have already gone out, and requiring a vaccination or testing may affect people’s RSVP (some people who might have felt hesitant to go because of Covid would now feel comfortable knowing others are vaccinated or negative; others who planned on attending but are not vaccinated may not want the hassle of testing). I would personally reach out to each household via telephone to explain the requirements before RSVP’s are due.
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  • C
    Super December 2021
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    We bought a ton of rapid tests and had anyone we'd be spending extended unmasked time with (wedding party, parents, etc.) Take one. The rest were set on a table with the guest book for anyone wanting/willing to take one. It wasn't too difficult as we had less than 50 guests.

    Other precautions: making sure we + our families got their booster (as we were all eligible.) Having N95 disposable masks for guests.

    If you're requiring something you need to make sure all guests are aware, probably best done 1 on 1 via text, email, letter, or call.
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