We are 22 hecking days away from our wedding and I’m breaking out in a sweat seeing that covid cases are rising again. My fiancé and I had a chat a while back and decided we’ll get married no matter what. I’m interested to hear how everyone adjusted their wedding plans if you were affected by covid?
Our wedding was last month and because of Covid my nephew was unable come last minute (he was in the bridal party so that was upsetting) and we had quite a few people decline because they were worried about Covid still. However, we got lucky and really didnt have to adjust anything due to Covid. Honestly, I didnt think about Covid for one minute that day and the day was absolutely perfect and your day will be perfect too!
After postponing a full year, we required proof of vaccination and a negative Covid test for each guest. We felt this was necessary because our reception was indoors. Luckily we had zero complaints from guests and it went off without a hitch!
Our wedding was in June just before Delta. We planned with covid in the forefront of our minds. We had the best wedding. It was the traditional style just on a smaller scale. Covid only influenced the guest count which we downsized to 46. Testing was mandatory for all regardless of vaccination status. All vendors were vaccinated. Venue staff wore masks. We did household seating. It was a very safe, fun and amazing day honestly. Only hitch was the rain but it didn’t ruin anything.
Hi Haley! We married August 2020 before vaccinations and were in the same boat. We postponed from June and decided to move forward no matter what. I feel you on the anxiety as I had panic attacks leading up. We sat guests by household, had PPE table with individual hand sanitizers and masks, had plated dinner (no buffet), individually wrapped cookies at a cookie table, among other precautions. No one got covid ❤️ If you can, provide hand sanitizers upon arrival and if possible open windows or doors for airflow. I would imagine many guests have received their boosters so their protection is strong. Continue wearing your mask leading up to your wedding to keep yourself safe. All the best to you and hope your anxiety decreases soon ❤️❤️❤️
We were originally scheduled for July 2020. We waited until 3 weeks out to postpone to November 2020, hoping restrictions would lift. In August 2020, our venue said it was unlikely that they would open by November and be able to hold our 200+ person wedding, so we decided to get married on our dating anniversary (September) and have the reception November 2021. Planned a destination wedding ceremony to Yosemite with our 10 person limit for September. Exactly one week out from the date, Yosemite shut down due to wildfires. Scrambled to find yet another location for ceremony. Got married in a local park. Went to Yosemite a month later for an adventure shoot. In June 2021, we decided to pull the plug on the reception. Felt weird having a party to celebrate after being married for over a year. Lost some money on deposits/fully paid vendors, but saved money on catering. Now planning a 20 day honeymoon for July 2022 with the money that we would have spent on the reception.
We got married early October 2021. We used covid to downsize our wedding to 50. A week before the wedding we were about exactly at 50, and week of about 10 people backed out due to concerns of traveling with covid (after numbers had been confirmed for everything, seating charts were done, etc.). Out of the back outs included all of my dads side of the family (my dad passed away 10 years ago, so not having anyone from his side derailed me for a bit). We did some last minute invites to coworkers to bring the number back up closer to 50–may have been rude, but most last second invites accepted and we’re happy to come. We still had to remove a table (and eat the cost of the table, rentals, meals associated with that table).
We also did plated dinners, and told guests that the venue required vaccinations or negative test results (even though the venue wasn’t enforcing that policy for private events, we had them keep the signage up for it). In the end, moving forward with the wedding was the best decision for us. Wedding planning had stressed our relationship, and the day of the wedding was as perfect as it could have been, given the circumstances.