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Mask Requirement

Maddy, on October 10, 2020 at 8:45 AM Posted in Planning 0 11
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I’m debating on putting an insert in our invitations requiring masks since our state is fully open, thus a lot more people will be in a single room together.


My thought is this:
What if it was like this:
To ensure maximum safety to celebrate this day, we will be requiring masks to be worn during the entire event for guests, excluding eating. If you believe you cannot abide by this request, we kindly ask that you decline the invitation so we can keep the wedding and reception as safe as possible. Thank you.
Does that seem too direct? I just want people to know wearing one is non-negotiable and don’t want to feel the need to reminder guests to keep them on. I’m a nurse and feel very strongly about this since both my FH and father are at risk and delaying the wedding is not an option.

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Latest activity by Risa, on October 12, 2020 at 8:51 PM
  • Danielle
    Expert May 2021
    Danielle ·
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    It's perfect. Its extremely serious so you need to be direct. Th friends and family of a nurse should be more than understanding.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    It’s fine!
    I seriously wish my best friend did that because NO ONE wore masks at hers and it was a ton of people and everyone sat side by side there wasn’t even any social distancing. She realized after it was super irresponsible of her
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    Expert June 2021
    Allie ·
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    Clear, to the point, and you give people the ability to opt out in advance if going maskless during a pandemic is more important to them than attending! I totally agree that you should have guests there who won’t put your loved ones at risk
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    Judith ·
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    Fine! I would understand and be relieved I could go, since I can't let someone else's lack of simple precautions risk my taking home a virus.
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  • VIP August 2020
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    This is phrased appropriately. I think it's impossible to be too direct here. If you're at all vague, some people will think the rule doesn't apply to them and will try to get out of it. If you have a wedding website, I'd also include a page with your mask requirement and any other covid precautions (hand sanitizer, no hugging/handshakes, asking people to rescind their yes RSVPs if they have symptoms/covid exposure, etc) you plan to take. If not, maybe put some of it on an insert with the invitations. The more you remind people of something, the more likely they are to take you seriously.
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  • Taylor
    Dedicated October 2020
    Taylor ·
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    I think its perfect. I got two sign that basically are requiring masks and social space. Cases are rising in my area. I just want it to be safe and be done with it. Its going to be a long time before things are back to normal.
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    Super April 2021
    Tiger Bride ·
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    I think that's fine. As a guest I would want to know so I could decline.
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  • Yasmine
    Master October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    I think that sounds fine
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    Dedicated November 2020
    Shakiyla ·
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    Your statement is a lot nicer than mine. Lol I think it’s great!
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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    I think it is very appropriate for the situation -- and I like that it makes it very clear what your expectations are regardless of what the local regulations may be. I live in a VERY restricted state, but just spent the weekend in a state with minimal regulations. I so uncomfortable all weekend. For seven months I haven't left the house without a mask on, so to suddenly be around people who weren't wearing them/weren't social distancing/etc., I was completely freaked out. If I attended a wedding without any restrictions, I'd be incredibly anxious the entire time. I know there is a lot of disagreement about what's necessary, so providing your expectations should be very helpful. Good luck! Smiley heart

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  • Risa
    Savvy October 2020
    Risa ·
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    I think it's wonderful and necessary. My wedding is this weekend and we had masks made (on Etsy with our names and the date in the corner). If it's within your means it may be a nice way to enforce it with even a "we will be providing masks" kind of thing.

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