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Still curious.... taking a poll!!

Jamie, on July 29, 2020 at 11:20 AM Posted in Planning 0 46
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I posted this same question about a month ago, and I got some great replies. But as our Covid world changes everyday, I'm wondering if opinions have changed. So here we go again! Lol.



Would you feel comfortable attending a wedding in early October, in the midwest, that the 30min. ceremony is indoors, and the reception is outdoors? We're inviting 150, but doubt that many will come. Masks are required at the ceremony, and encouraged at the reception. Sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer practically everywhere lol. I know things (i.e. outbreaks/laws) are different around the country, but just try to think of the scenario overall. Thanks

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Latest activity by Laura, on August 3, 2020 at 8:13 PM
  • Arianna
    Devoted September 2021
    Arianna ·
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    I would attend to be honest. I’m actually in a wedding early October.
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  • Yasmine
    Master October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    For me personally it would depend on the numbers of COVID. If things continue to rise I personally wouldn't feel comfortable because I have a 2 year old at home. If the numbers were declining I would probably feel more comfortable.

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  • Katharine
    Expert July 2021
    Katharine ·
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    I wouldn't be willing to make a decision until closer to and, unless things significantly improve in the meantime, I would not attend.

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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    This is just my opinion, but if things are relatively the same as they are now, we would decline an invitation to any social event for the time being. I was thinking about it this morning and, honestly, the only wedding I'd attend now would be our daughter's (if she weren't already married) and I'd expect it to be an elopement. I'm so sorry. I read several articles yesterday that the midwest is predicted to be the next "hotspot". I hope that isn't true, as we have lots of family and friends there, but having lived in a hotspot for the last 6-8 weeks and with social events being considered some of the riskiest activities right now, the answer would have to be "no." Good luck. Smiley heart

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I honestly think I would decline the invitation unless you were my best friend or some thing
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  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
    Margaret ·
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    We're having our wedding on 10/10 in the FL Keys just south of their Hotspot and all our guests are attending. So, yes, I would feel comfortable attending.

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  • Aurelia
    Savvy September 2020
    Aurelia ·
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    If I could sit at a small table at the reception (6 or fewer) then yes
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  • Sara
    Expert August 2021
    Sara ·
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    I wouldn't risk it. I wouldn't want to put my family in danger by having a party which is why we postponed everything to next year and are getting courthouse married this year.
    I just keep seeing articles of people getting married and guests getting sick. And I don't want that to be me. I wish you luck!
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
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    I wouldn’t attend a wedding anytime soon.
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  • Stacey
    Super May 2021
    Stacey ·
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    I know you will have declines, but based on conditions right now, 150 people would be way too many for my comfort level. Smiley sad I would probably only be comfortable attending events less than 50 people right now, as long as there was plenty of room to spread out, and even in that scenario I would have no problem leaving if I felt like guests weren't practicing appropriate social distancing.

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  • Taran
    Expert September 2020
    Taran ·
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    For me it would depend on the numbers in that area as well as how close myself/fh are to the bride/groom. I think it would also depend on travel options. I don't know how I would feel about flying, but if I was close enough to drive, definitely. Would there be a possibility to move the ceremony outside to allow for optimal social distancing throughout the whole evening?

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  • Trisha
    Super October 2020
    Trisha ·
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    I Would Attend Smiley smile

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  • M
    VIP January 2019
    Maggie ·
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    No, I would not feel comfortable. All the sanitizer in the world won't stop airborne droplets and human error with mask use is too great a risk in a gathering that large.

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  • Christina
    Devoted July 2020
    Christina ·
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    With 150 people no. But I’m in Massachusetts things are strict here
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  • Chrysta
    Master November 2022
    Chrysta ·
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    I would not attend. I live in the Midwest and all the weddings we were supposed to attend have been rescheduled, except my cousin’s. She will still be having hers in September. We have declined to attend.
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  • Rebecca
    Super January 2020
    Rebecca ·
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    As long as all the precautions are being done (masks, hand sanitizer, social distancing), then yes I would go.

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  • Cassandra7
    Super August 2006
    Cassandra7 ·
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    I wouldn't go.

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  • Fleur
    October 2020
    Fleur ·
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    We are also in the midwest and having an indoor micro wedding and outdoor micro reception in October (12 people) - with plans for a big celebration next year God willing. We have already made it clear that we do not expect anyone to attend if they do not want to. I'm honestly really worried about this TINY event bc I'm sure they will all choose to attend (these are our siblings, parents, etc.). Honestly unless it was immediate family I would decline an invitation for the foreseeable future. This just sucks soooo bad.

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  • Taylor
    VIP October 2020
    Taylor ·
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    We're having our wedding in Texas on 10/10. We're moving forward as planned with our 250 invites. I foresee an increase in the number of declines but with everything scheduled and paid for, we aren't going to postpone. Our mentality is "if you can come, great! If you can't, that's okay too!"

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Nope. Attending a wedding just isn’t worth risking my life.
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