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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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  • Katie
    Rockstar August 2021
    Katie ·
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    I don't think a vaccine should be a requirement. First everyone has their own beliefs and feelings toward the vaccine and vaccines in general. It's a personal choice if people get it or not and they shouldn't be forced to get it. Second people have gotten the vaccine and still got Coronavirus and got badly sick and some died. Third there's not enough vaccines to go around for people to get a first shot plus you need a booster shot which they don't have enough for people to get a first shot like I said before so a lot of people aren't able to get the booster shot in the time they are supposed to get it.


    A rapid test however is a great idea. You will know everyone is negative. Everyone will feel confident about attending your wedding. And because it's rapid they can get it right before the wedding.
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  • Lindsay
    Devoted July 2021
    Lindsay ·
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    The vaccine is not at all going to be a requirement that’s a complete personal choice I agree it’s if you have gotten it you can choose to show proof that you have or get a rapid test.
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  • Katie
    Rockstar August 2021
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    I think me personally even with my guests getting vaccinated and showing the paper I'd still make them get a rapid test just to be on the safe side.
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  • Liz Tapanes
    Just Said Yes March 2022
    Liz Tapanes ·
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    People should not feel any way about what rules are in place on your wedding--it is your wedding.

    However, rapid tests are not that reliable. The PCR tests are much better (and lots of places can now give 48-hour turnaround). Of course, these are just my two cents. Masks are always a great option, too!

    Signed,

    fellow bride (and scientist/geneticist)

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  • Lindsay
    Devoted July 2021
    Lindsay ·
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    Thanks Liz!!! Appreciate your input Smiley smile
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