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Lindsay
Devoted July 2021

How would you feel about this? (showing proof of vaccine or a rapid negative test)

Lindsay, on January 19, 2021 at 4:11 PM

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Hi all! I was legally married this past summer in my backyard but pushed my wedding reception to next July I’m from New York and I’m so excited that I was just told it seems like by March that we will be able to host 200 people my reception is in July the day after my 1 year anniversay but the venue...
Hi all! I was legally married this past summer in my backyard but pushed my wedding reception to next July I’m from New York and I’m so excited that I was just told it seems like by March that we will be able to host 200 people my reception is in July the day after my 1 year anniversay but the venue told me that it seems like every guest will either need to show proof of vaccine or a rapid negative test. Apparently they are setting up more sites to be able to do that now this isn’t my choice but it seems like this may be the only way and I am completely fine with this because this is the safest way although I am not sure how guests would feel about this. But from my understanding this is going to be a state regulation to allow events to happen. So I truly feel like if people don’t want to do it then they can just decline I’m not asking and would never ask anyone to get a vaccine but a rapid test is reasonable in my opinion of course if it’s free and from my understanding it will be but I’m curious to know what other people think about this? TIA!

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  • Dj Tanner
    June 2021
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    So far all of my guests that I’ve mentioned this idea to have been extremely receptive to the rapid testing and would prefer it. If there are people that don’t feel comfortable I would totally understand and they would certainly be no hard feelings about anyone RSVPing know about this. There would still be social distancing and mask wearing and precautions etc., but my venue is outside and this would allow them to lighten up on some restrictions like having my guests sit for six full hours unless they need to go to the bathroom etc.
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  • Shirley
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    This is an insane comment. Currently, people with certain allergies or in various stages of pregnancy are being advised not to take the vaccine. Not to mention people with religious or conscience objections. So these people shouldn't be allowed to attend weddings? Yikes
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  • Shirley
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    I wouldn't mind taking a mail-in test if you covered the cost of it. I absolutely would not be getting a vaccine to attend your wedding (because I am TTC, I may not be getting the vaccine for a while).


    I am almost positive that this will NOT be a requirement for events because storing the information would require your venue to be HIPPA compliant, which I am guessing they can't afford. Also, you would have to allow exceptions for disability and religion or you would be in violation of federal law.
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    Pregnant women are being advised not to be in group social situations whether or not they have the vaccine, so for them it is moot. I am allergic to ingredients in one, but luckily, the two major vaccines in this country have different carriers, and people are extremely unlikely to be allergic o two formulations so different, except folks who have had heart lung or kidney or liver transplants, immune problems, and they are advised not to be in social settings like weddings, because of seasonal flus and pneumonias, not just Co id. So they too are moot.
    The only other group is those who object to the vaccination , whether for religious or political reasons. 8 members of my immediate family and I cannot not be vaccinated for 5 things other than Covid, or we lose our professions, no exceptions, welfare of many has been legally made more important than the conscience or politics of a few. If that applies to us, then , no, I have no problem saying that it should apply to others, too. When we have had epidemic diseases before, or highly contagious ones, measures to combat them for at least 10 years were not voluntary. Missing weddings, ball games, vacations, and school, or the job of choice, is something objectors will have to deal with. This isn't a crazy position, it is one with years of past public health policy behind it.
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  • Lindsay
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    Agreed I think it’s going to be the norm for many things for a long time.
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  • Lindsay
    Devoted July 2021
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    That’s great! Yea I need to work out more details with the venue to see how it will all work out!
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  • Dj Tanner
    June 2021
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    Well good luck! I’m sure it’s all gonna work out
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  • Lindsay
    Devoted July 2021
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    Not exactly sure how this is an insane comment no one is saying to take the vaccine it’s if you have taken it you show the proof if not you take a rapid it’s literally coming from the state if someone is pregnant that is a complete personal choice if they want to come or not of course that’s a risk with anything they do right now and by no means is my list 200 people that is what the STATE is allowing not my rules not in my control at all.
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  • Lindsay
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    As mentioned before I’m not asking anyone to get the vaccine it is simply if you have gotten it you show proof of not you take a rapid and this is coming from the state of New York governor cuomo in New York is putting this in place to open up large venues such as weddings, Broadway, sporting events im simply stating what was told to me everyone has an opinion I completely respect it and appreciate the feedback and understand everyone will feel differently thank you for the response.
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  • Lindsay
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    I’m sorry to hear that this is definitely not an easy situation and everyone has to make decisions for themselves no matter what the case may be.
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  • Dj Tanner
    June 2021
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    There are a lot of things happening right now that are in violation of federal law. Good luck trying to argue HIPAA** violation in court for covid. No one is forcing anyone to provide the information. The alternative is that they simply don’t attend. much of this is currently already happening. Where I live restaurants are taking everyone’s names and phone numbers down on a list and if you catch Covid you are required to call the restaurant to let them know so they can inform the others on the list.


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  • Lindsay
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    Thanks so much I appreciate it and hope so it’s been very stressful and I just want it over with and want it done the safest way! As I’m sure many of us corona brides know the feeling!
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  • Lindsay
    Devoted July 2021
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    Apologies for the last comment for confused on who you were writing too lol sorry and thank you for your response!
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  • Lindsay
    Devoted July 2021
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    Thank you everyone for your responses please understand so there is no confusion this is a regulation from NEW YORK STATE coming from the governors office which was told to me by my wedding venue so I don’t think I have much wiggle room to argue with the state if people are uncomfortable attending an event they will need to decline which is what they would do with anything else I just wanted to clear up the confusion but do appreciate all the feedback and wish everyone lots of love happiness and health for the new year!
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  • Shirley
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    I was replying to the quoted comment...
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  • Lindsay
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    I’m sorry yes I realized that and apologize!!!
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  • Katie
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    Hi there,


    I’m also in New York State. I’m not sure why your venue told you this... our governor never said this. I’m having a wedding in spring and my venue said they have not been told this.
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  • Lindsay
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    Well I actually just spoke with them the other day and then they said none of it was set in stone so basically they don’t even have concrete information yet. So who knows what’s even gonna happen now 🤷🏻‍♀️
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  • Andrea
    Savvy November 2022
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    I'm in NYC also and where can you have 200 people?

    Cause most are 50 as I understand it,

    Also, I think that makes sense, I myself am a high-risk person so I think it's totally fine to show negative tests it makes sense they don't want their staff getting sick.

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  • Lindsay
    Devoted July 2021
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    This is what my venue told me but I was told again nothing is set in stone yet so I’m not sure now. My venue is in Orange County ny.
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