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Mask Down The Aisle

Katie, on August 8, 2020 at 7:48 PM Posted in New Jersey Planning 0 3
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Hi everyone,


My fiancé and I have unfortunately decided to postpone our reception, but are still hoping to get married in our church on our original date (11/1). As of right now our church is mandating that I walk down the aisle in a mask and once I get to the altar, we can remove our masks. Has anyone else gotten married in a church during this time frame? Or has anyone been to a wedding recently and can attest to whether or not this is “normal”? I work in healthcare and I am by no means against wearing a mask when in close proximity to others, but I was hoping that the guests can be strategically placed in the pew so that they are 6 feet from the center of the aisle and the wedding party can walk down without masks. Our wedding is still a little over 2 1/2 months away, so things can change, but I am having a hard time excepting this and want to know if its realistic.

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Latest activity by Shanita, on August 27, 2020 at 2:40 AM
  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    Hi Katie! These rules still vary really widely by each state, county, and each specific institution's restrictions! Some officiants have said the couple must wear masks for the entire ceremony except for the kiss, some say it's ok for the couple to skip masks for the ceremony - it all depends on that specific business or place of worship.

    Here are a few other discussions you can check out where other couples have been asking similar questions: To mask or not to mask. 🤔, Masked Ceremony, and When are you allowed to unmask?

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  • Janine
    Beginner October 2020
    Janine ·
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    I can't say for weddings, but for my son's 1st Communion in September, we are required to wear a mask for the entire mass (in addition to social distancing) and can only take it off right before we receive the Sacrament, and then put it back on.

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  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita ·
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    We are getting married in our backyard...but, we ordered custom masks for the guests, our bridal party and ourselves yo kids makemit a softer blow. It's not mandatory that we wear them down the aisle (which i won't) but I think it kinda helps "normalize" N otherwise unconventional situation. I would try discussing the mask down the aisle deal again. All I can think of is not wanting to mess my makeup up at that moment
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