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Bb, on February 3, 2021 at 3:57 AM Posted in Planning 0 13
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Hello everyone! This is my first post, so not really sure where to start.


I am getting married in Lake Tahoe July 30th, 2021. Our venue is allowing 150 guests as of right now because we rented out a huge space plus outdoor seating. I have a huge plan in place to make sure everyone feels safe, including if they only want to come to the ceremony so they can social distance better. I expect people to wear masks through-out the entire wedding and if they don't want to come then i'll totally understand (trying to save my own butt from anyone getting covid, obviously!)


Morally, what does everyone think? Regardless, we are not postponing it what so ever. So I either cut down my guest list to family and friends even though I am allowed 150 or just do it as safely as possible. Hoping more people have the vaccine! We don't have a ton of older people at our wedding, so i'm mostly concerned about looking like I don't care about the pandemic.

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Latest activity by Bb, on February 16, 2021 at 11:07 AM
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    Super June 2021
    Melanie ·
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    Completely depends on how bad cases are in Lake Tahoe. I don't think there's a right or wrong choice, as each guest will think differently. My personal opinion is that 150 guests in July is a lot, but if your state/venue is allowing it, then you're completely within your right to invite that many.
    My wedding is in June in Virginia and we're only inviting 65 even though the venue allows 100 (normal capacity of 200 so there's lots of room). While you can ask that people wear masks the entire time, it's a bit hard to enforce with guests eating and drinking the entire time.
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  • Jessica
    Devoted February 2021
    Jessica ·
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    It’s not your responsibility to police people and with that amount of guests you’re going to be so busy you’re not gonna notice the handful of people who don’t wear their masks. Let the venue take charge of making sure the guests wear their masks. After all they are the people that will be fined if the mandates are not followed. As for wanting to have your wedding and reception during Covid- don’t put your life on hold if they’re scared they’ll stay home and not come at all.
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  • Amanda
    Savvy July 2021
    Amanda ·
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    Date twins!!! My wedding is July 30th in Virginia. I’m not sure how you can enforce mask wearing while people are drinking alcohol (the masks will be under their chins a lot of the time). I’m strongly encouraging my guests to get vaccinated when it’s available to them. By the end of July, many of your guests will be vaccinated hopefully! Keeping it outdoors and social distancing will help too. Ultimately, you have to do whatever you’re comfortable with so that you can enjoy your special day!
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  • Katie
    Rockstar August 2020
    Katie ·
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    Hi Breanne, that’s great you’re taking all precautions and following your venue and state guidelines. Morally, I believe that is the right thing to do. For our wedding, we were allowed 250 outdoors (including vendors) and still cut our guest list down to 162 invited and ultimately 104 attended. I have a big family so that was mostly family and a few close friends. I felt a moral obligation to also keep my vendors in business and if our wedding could keep their doors open, then great. We too did everything in our power for safety. I recommend calling a few guests (aunts, cousins) and just let them know your precautions and you wanted to call to see if they had any questions. I had a lot of guests relieved to know they would be sitting with their household, which I was more than happy to communicate. Hope this helps ❤️
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    I personally would cut it down to half of the maximum amount.
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  • Claudia
    Dedicated November 2021
    Claudia ·
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    Even with a big space, 150 is a lot of people. We are allowed 100 but had initially only invited 30. We have since cut that down some more since I have a special needs brother and can't risk exposing my parents (his caretakers) to some of the guests who aren't wearing masks on the daily or following social distance guidelines. It's whatever you're comfortable with though.
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    Amanda ·
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    I do think 150 is a lot of people. If you can get it closer to 100, it sounds like you have protocols in place and are taking things seriously. It also depends how many guests will be traveling in, if it’s a lot I’d probably cut the list more.
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  • Jamie
    Savvy October 2021
    Jamie ·
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    Don't worry about looking incentive for wanting a normal wedding. Like you said if people don't want to go then they don't have to. I would love if my venue said I could have 150 people. I'm getting married and still waiting to see how many people I can actually have but if the number is 150 then guess what, that's what I'll be having and I'm not concerned with what people think. The virus is forcing people to live in fear. If your venue can accommodate 150 people safely then go for it! Good luck!
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  • Rhonda Nichols
    Savvy September 2021
    Rhonda Nichols ·
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    Hi my daughter and son in law are trying to plan a small wedding around 25 people in Lake Tahoe. Do you mind me asking what venue you are using. I’m sure it’s too large for us but still would live to know. Thank you.
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    Dedicated November 2021
    Bb ·
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    Hi! I'm actually the one that reached out to you about the Hyatt ❤️ I hope you are able to find something that fits a smaller wedding without a minimum! Anywhere is gorgeous in Lake Tahoe though!

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  • Rhonda Nichols
    Savvy September 2021
    Rhonda Nichols ·
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    Ok. Thank you. I’m the mom and well you know moms sometimes can’t keep things straight. Lol
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    Savvy August 2021
    Laurissa ·
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    Hi also a summer 2021 (August) Tahoe bride but on the California side. For comparison all we’ve gotten from our venue is a chart of the California reopening tiers and the best cast scenario (yellow) still shows 3 household max for gatherings (no mention of outdoor vs indoor which is frustrating). So quite a difference from state to state! Holding out hope for a miracle in the next few months but not super optimistic.
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    Bb ·
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    Wow. I’m sorry to hear that! I feel like with cases going down & vaccinations going up that things would start to slowly open in California safely. Washington state is where I’m from and they are super strict but just opened weddings up to 130 people. Hoping things work out for you!!
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