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Expert July 2020

Summer Brides

Courtney, on June 18, 2020 at 2:08 PM Posted in Community Conversations 3 16
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For those summer brides that are still getting married or recently got married what precautions are you taking for covid? So far we plan to seat less guests at a table during reception and have hand sanitizers what else could be done? At first I wasn't too worried about still having our wedding in the summer but now we're 30 days away & I'm starting to get a little concerned about whether or not any guests will come. One of our guests was told he has covid so I'm sure he probably won't/shouldn't attend the wedding which is probably for the best but I'm not sure what else we can do while still having a small wedding but ensuring guests feel comfortable! We already cut our list from 100 to 60. Open to hearing the new ideas everyone else is doing ☺️

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  • Melle
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    My best friend has a sept wedding and we were talking about this the other day about guest book options. so i think she was looking for something with less contact or at least to do a "dirty pens" and "clean pens" kind of thing.

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  • Neeva
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    We are doing the following for september so far:

    - 50% capacity in the space. distanced seating arrangement at the ceremony and fewer guests per table/tables spread apart at reception

    - all passed or served foods, no self serve food

    - may set up more bars so there is social distancing and mark out 6 feet in front of bar and on dancefloor

    - hand sanitizer, masks for people if they want

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  • Taran
    Expert September 2020
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    Tennessee either just entered phase 3 or is about to so that lets us have 250 (TN is not very precautionary). We're going ahead with our wedding as planned. We invited 160 people but are anticipating around 130. We haven't really set any strict precautions in place but yesterday I ordered some glass and metallic soap dispensers on amazon to fill with hand sanitizer and place around the venue

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  • Courtney
    Expert July 2020
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    Oh wow that's a good idea! I didn't even think about that. I've seen that at restaurants but that's a great idea for a wedding.
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  • Courtney
    Expert July 2020
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    Thank you for those ideas!
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  • Courtney
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    Yes we're in Florida and Florida doesn't seem to care either lol. People love to pick on Florida and the crazy things they do as well haha, but I'm assuming it's because it's a beach state so it's how they make their money by opening up places.


    I like the hand sanitizer idea. I was thinking about putting some by the door and of course by food areas. We're having buffet style but there will be servers serving the food
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  • Taran
    Expert September 2020
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    We're doing the same for our food. We are doing the hand sanitizer at the gift/welcome table, at the photo booth (acting as our guest book), and then multiple at the food. I looked at doing one on each table and making it part of the centerpieces, but to buy nice dispenser for 17 tables was not in the budget so we settled on the high traffic areas.

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  • Courtney
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    Oh wow that sounds like a good idea to have it on the tables! I'm not sure how much it would cost since we aren't 100% sure on how many tables we'd have. We're looking at between 8-10 depending on how many guests come but yes having it in high traffic areas is great as well!
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  • Natalie
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    Maybe try “dressing it up” with some tulle or ribbon.
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  • Taran
    Expert September 2020
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    I found mine on amazon, I got a set of two glass pumps for $10 and we ordered two. We would’ve had to order enough for 17 guest tables plus our high traffic areas but if you’re doing less tables I would definitely check our amazon!
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  • Ellen
    Dedicated September 2020
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    We are doing the same - also only doing single service plastic glasses for the bar.
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  • Courtney
    Expert July 2020
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    That's a good idea! I'm also thinking of doing pocket size hand sanitizers at the door. They're usually about a $1. They can also serve as mini favors since we weren't really planning on doing favors anyway
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  • Courtney
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    Thanks! I'll definitely check out Amazon!
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  • Super August 2020
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    If your guest has already been diagnosed with covid, it's unlikely that they'll be contagious in 30 days, or that they'll be able to get it again from someone else, so please don't exclude them just because they're currently sick. Their doctor will tell them if it's not safe for them to be around other people.



    We postponed our big event to next year but we're doing a small one this year. Since we had to plan it kind of last minute, the venue is my parents' house, so in the bathrooms we'll have disposable towels instead of cloth ones. For food we're doing heavy appetizers in "attractive individual containers" for dinner and an ice cream truck is coming for dessert, so no one has to touch anyone else's food. We are having smaller tables with 2-3 people per table. I made masks for everyone, and we'll give everyone their own bottle of hand sanitizer if I can find any that's reasonably priced and in stock.
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  • Courtney
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    That's true! They may still want to come, and I'll be okay with that. And I like the idea about the icecream truck disposable towels! How many guests are you having for your small one? And are you doing masks the color of your wedding? Some parts in my state are requiring masks in public. I'm not sure if my county will by the time we are married so idk if we should have some available in our color or have everyone bring their own if they'd like.


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  • Super August 2020
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    We are having 15 people at our small wedding. It will just be us, our immediate families, and our officiant. Most of the masks are in our wedding colors. I made a special one for groom out of a tie that matches the bow tie he's going to wear and I'm hoping to make one for myself with the extra fabric from my dress once I get it back from alterations. Masks are going to be required in my state until there's an effective treatment or vaccine, and I figured the pictures would be less depressing if the masks matched everything else, so that's why I made them.
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