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Wedding success during pandemic times

Stephanie, on August 7, 2020 at 10:50 PM Posted in Community Conversations 2 6
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Hi everyone!

We're still scheduled for our wedding ceremony/reception on September 26, 2020 (Coastal VA area). I've seen on social media about people having recent weddings this summer, etc. (wearing masks, etc.).

What have you found to be the most successful? And/or recommendations for wedding planning?

I've been looking at favors for custom masks, custom labels for hand sanitizers, etc... Any other recommendations are much appreciated. Just want to make sure our guests feel as comfortable and welcome as possible during these unusual times.

Thanks for your help!

Stephanie

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Latest activity by Lynnie, on August 11, 2020 at 5:04 AM
  • Megan
    Super October 2020
    Megan ·
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    Following this thread!
    Our date is 10.17.20 and we’re also looking into similar items—masks, hand sanitizer. We also considerably downsized.
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  • Super August 2020
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    We are having a considerably smaller guest list (although we postponed our large reception, so the whole guest list is still invited to something). We'll be outside, we have small tables so people can be seated by household, for food, I made masks for everyone and bought mini hand sanitizers for each person (bath and body works has 5 for $8). For catering, we're having 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.
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  • JM Sunshine
    August 2020
    JM Sunshine ·
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    My daughter got married last week and had 85 guests at her outdoor ceremony/venue. She had masks and individual hand sanitizers for her guests. The staff served the buffet and we had disposable tongs for food items at dessert table. Everyone except wedding party wore masks during ceremony and in buffet/drink lines with social distancing. She had several empty tables staged for people not comfortable with seating chart and decided against bouquet/garter toss and guest book so people would not congregate. Nonetheless, everyone had fun and it was a beautiful day.
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    Savvy September 2020
    Stephanie ·
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    Thanks so much for your feedback! I’m glad the wedding went well and was fun!!


    I hadn’t thought about skipping the guest book or having extra tables but it’s something worth considering. Smiley smile I had thought about doing individual hand sanitizers with custom labels and custom masks for guests (as long as it’s within budget 😅). Thanks again!!
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    Savvy September 2020
    Stephanie ·
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    Thank you for sharing! I’m looking into the hand sanitizer idea and masks, too. I like that you’re having an ice cream truck (neat!).
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    Hi Stephanie! Here are a few other discussions where I've seen helpful tips: Guest Book Alternatives, Covid brides, did you..., Covid-19 Precautions, and Social Distancing Reception.

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