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Melle
Rockstar June 2019

Did you enforce masks?

Melle, on July 1, 2020 at 1:40 PM Posted in Community Conversations 2 35
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Hello,

To bridal party members and brides - for any event whether the wedding or pre wedding events like the bridal shower, bachelorette, engagement party, etc. -- did you enforce wearing face masks/coverings?

So my bride and her other MOH only want to make them available but they don't want to make it mandatory or enforce wearing it. I just wanted to see what other people were doing.

Thanks!

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  • Cassandra7
    Super August 2006
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    Not holding social events until there's an effective vaccine, widely administered.

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  • Reena
    Expert February 2021
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    Our new date is in February 2021. I don’t see this being gone by then. We will enforce mask if they are not eating or drinking. We will have an outdoor area for people that don’t want to wear a mask. I work in healthcare and we have strict COVID protocols. People not wearing a mask can affect my ability to go back to work.
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  • Emma
    Devoted October 2020
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    A widely administered vaccine probably won’t happen for at least another 2 years.


    I haven’t had my wedding yet but as of now it mandatory in my state. If that’s the case, so be it. I’m still getting married. My venue said that the bride groom and minister don’t have to wear one during the ceremony. My photographer said we won’t have to wear them for our photos either.
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  • Marabeth
    Savvy November 2020
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    My MOH is hosting my bridal shower online. For every other event, including ceremony, we plan to require mask. I am also high risk and mask are required in our state, so that’s two big factors.


    We want to do engagement pictures at a comic shop and we will even have to wear mask for that. It’s just what 2020 has given us.
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  • T
    Devoted April 2021
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    We are attending a wedding about 8 hours away (driving) in August. We've been told by the bride that masks are optional and do not plan to wear them. Personally, I would not enjoy a social event where I had to wear a mask, so I would probably decline if they were being enforced, especially if we had to go to the effort of traveling. It's completely up to the couple, that's just not something I would enjoy so it would not be worth it for me to attend unless I was very, very close to the couple, which I'm not.

    I don't really want people wearing masks at my wedding (though people are certainly welcome to if they want), which is part of the reason we will likely be postponing.

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  • Brittany
    Expert October 2020
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    So because it's mandated in my state to wear them, unfortunately, I will be enforcing it and my venue too. I don't want to but I want people to feel safe and comfortable at a joyous event. I am handing them out at my wedding and haven't had any social event yet and probably won't because of everything going on.

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  • Shannon
    Savvy June 2020
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    Ill start this by saying I’m a nurse, I’ve worked in icu, nurse management, and nurse education- just to prove I’m well rounded and educated in the world of medicine before sharing my thoughts.


    First let’s start by clarifying that MASKS are not required or recommended by anyone, including the Cdc. CLOTH FACE COVERINGS are what is technically recommended. There’s a big difference.Surgical masks don’t protect from covid. N95 provide some slight protection if used correctly. Cloth face coverings DO NOTHING except 1.) lower oxygenation, 2.) get contaminated and then spread that contamination straight to your airway. (Surgical masks are designed to be used in a sterile field for approximately 30mins. When lay persons wear them around all day and touch them constantly you’re just increasing your risk of getting sick.) There is no scientific evidence that supports the use of cloth face coverings for covid.
    I just had my wedding and masks weren’t even a topic discussed. No one wore them and we didn’t offer them.
    My friend who is also a nurse is getting married in a couple weeks and has the same going for her wedding.

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  • Queen Cone
    Devoted September 2020
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    You go girl. im sick of everyone saying theyre postponing till next year bc theres gonna be a vaccine. NEWSFLASH everything they told us every step of the way has been wrong. im not postponing my wedding just to find we’re worse off than we are now. i agree with u idc about the masks. as long as im not wearing one in my photos im good
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  • M
    Beginner September 2020
    Mel ·
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    Yes👏🏼And yes👏🏼 And yes👏🏼
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  • Marisa
    VIP May 2021
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    Actually as of today, in Pennsylvania, masks are required.
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  • Emily
    Devoted September 2020
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    Um, wow. Good luck?
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  • Courtney
    Dedicated July 2020
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    For our wedding (July 11th in North florida) we are having masks available for people who would like to wear them. Even though the county requires it, we are in a private venue so they are not requiring them for our guests. All hired staff will be wearing them. Guests will have to wear a mask to go through our buffet and there will be someone checking temperatures at the door to get in. We will also have hand sanitizer stations around the venue.
    I have had honest communication with my guests that if they do not feel comfortable I understand but my fiance and I are going to be getting married whether people come, masks or not, or don't come 🤷‍♀️
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  • Kristen
    Rockstar November 2020
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    Agreed. I do not know what is going to happen with this so I feel like why postpone. Even if I have to get married us two in my MOH's backyard I will ha ha ha. November 8th I am marrying my guy. Agree no masks for my pics lol but luckily intimate ceremony.

    Melle, I would encourage masks even though the nurse above is knowledgeable but at the same time it could be cumbersome to make them wear. I think for the bridal brunch I was discussing with you I will at least encourage social distancing and limit touching. At least air hug me ha ha.

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  • Kristen
    Rockstar November 2020
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    Yup. I told my MOH if she wants to wear a mask that is fine (hoping not needed secretly lol) because it is more important she is there by my side but I am foregoing that on my day but luckily us 4 lol.

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  • Queen Cone
    Devoted September 2020
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    Lol i feel you
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  • Kristina
    Dedicated July 2020
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    Masks are mandatory in the state of WA so guests will wear masks or they won’t. I say if you feel sick or anything, please don’t come. We are unable to have the wedding inside so it will all be outside with social distancing. I spoke with my pastor today and he doesn’t expect the wedding party to wear masks because nobody would be able to hear myself and my FH. The reception my FH and I will wear a mask when we greet family and friends at all the tables. We will also only hug people if they want to be hugged. I’m not going to be the Covid police or the social distancing police at our wedding. Everyone takes a chance when they walk outside and go about their business. If you don’t feel safe, just don’t come to any weddings. But I’m not going to be the mask police and force it on my guests. They are their own person and need to make that decision themselves. As a bride, I have more important things to worry about then guests wearing or not wearing masks.
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  • H
    Super June 2019
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    OMG! And a nurse too!

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  • Super August 2020
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    So the thing with masks/face coverings, is that they're mostly being recommended/required to prevent people who don't know they have covid from infecting other people. They might help somewhat with protecting the wearer, but it's more about everyone else. A lot of people seem to be confused about this, and think that it's okay not to wear a mask because they're not afraid of catching the virus. I understand the logic; I'm not personally afraid of catching it. If I, a young healthy person, get covid, I'll probably be okay. But, if I catch it and I don't know I have it and I spread it to other people with more fragile immune systems (like my fiancé's diabetic parents or my elderly grandparents) because I didn't know I was sick and then they die of coronavirus because I infected them, I will NOT be okay.



    Sorry, I feel very strongly about this. The point is that making masks optional will probably mean that the most vulnerable people will wear masks and everyone else may or may not. But the best way to actually protect the most vulnerable people is to have everyone around them cover their noses and mouths.
    Short version:COVID is primarily spread through tiny droplets that are expelled when you speak and breathe. You might have COVID even if you don't feel sick. Wear a mask to help you KEEP YOUR DROPLETS TO YOURSELF!
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  • Nefetera
    Rockstar March 2015
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    If i had an wedding in 2020 or w.e. actitivties i will def enforce mask policy. Im so sorry. CVIOD is real and for my sake and to feel safe ...thinking about everyone yes mask it should be
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  • Nefetera
    Rockstar March 2015
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    Oh i should had add not it should be lol its your option and how you feel comfortable of doing things here in NYC its law to wear one for me even if it wasn't it would had been my option for mask to be required
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