Camila
Just Said Yes June 2021

Wedding with masks?

Camila, on February 23, 2021 at 4:04 PM Posted in Community Conversations 1 20
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Hello! I'm wondering if anyone on here had their wedding during the pandemic or is planning to soon - how did it go in terms of masks? I'm having my wedding in June (moved from last June) but I didn't want to have everyone wearing masks the whole time so I'm heartbroken. How do masks even work when the bride and all the other ladies spent money on makeup? Please share your experiences. Thanks!

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Latest activity by Kawanda, on February 25, 2021 at 3:40 PM
  • Expert September 2021
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    Personally, I'm not doing masks for my September wedding - if we aren't able to have our wedding the way we have planned it, we will elope. I'm just not having covid themed wedding. Anyone who insist on wearing a masks is more than welcome, but we won't be, and we've told our photographer to avoid taking pictures of those guests. Anyone not comfortable with that is totally okay to decline the invitation to come!

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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
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    For our minimony last October all guests wore their masks into the venue but almost everyone (except those at VERY high risk) took their mask off once inside. If masks are still a thing in October for our bigger wedding, which I feel like they will be, I'm sure it will be the same thing!

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
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    We’re not planning on wearing masks but there will be plenty available for our guests as well as hand sanitizers. My fiancé is a firefighter & I work at a hospital so we both were part of the first round of the vaccines. We’ve had both, majority of friends have had the vaccine, as well as our families.
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  • Shirley
    Expert November 2020
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    I had a minimony and literally nobody wore masks at the reception, even the people who are very covid sensitive. Some people arrived in them, then took them off. This has been the patter, at every wedding I've been to over the past year.


    As the bride, I didn't wear a mask the whole day but all of the guests did. With make up, it is what it is. It wasn't legal to get ours done professionally, so there were no tears shed.
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  • Camila
    Just Said Yes June 2021
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    This is exactly how I feel! I’m just hoping the venue will agree otherwise I’ll have to cancel mine and elope too. But seeing as I already postponed mine by one year, we will be really sad to have to now cancel.
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  • Expert September 2021
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    I just cannot for the life of me justify spending thousands of dollars and not have people dancing or hugging, or even be able to see half of their face! I had people tell me having a charcuterie board wasn't safe -

    If a normal wedding isn't possible, we will save that money!

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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
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    In my state, all wedding venues require that guests wear masks. The only weddings I saw without masks were on personal property such as a backyard wedding.
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  • M
    Super June 2021
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    I'm also getting married in June and the venue said our guests have to wear masks (but no one will really be monitoring it) while the wedding party doesn't have to. So no messed up make up!
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  • Anne Marie
    Beginner March 2021
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    Ours is next month on March 27, 2021. We wrote for guests to wear masks to hopefully make people more comfortable but we’re going to have less than half of the amount of guests we expected now.
    It will be better for social distancing. I think it’s most important that people are comfortable.

    My wedding party, my husband, our parents, and I are all vaccinated so we’re not too worried about the makeup for the VIPs.
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  • Eri
    Super October 2020
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    We got married in October, in Ohio, under a mask mandate. Due to the pandemic, we downsized our wedding from 120 guests to 35, and eliminated the dancing portion of the reception.

    In terms of masks, my venue's policy was that guests had to wear them when not eating or drinking. While they weren't going to strictly enforce this, my main priority was guest safety and comfort. With that in mind, I had a custom sign printed that explained the mask policy along with a few reminders/precautions that we wanted to advise our guests of. We also provided a mask and hand sanitizer to each guest at the ceremony (and provided actual favors at dinner).

    We were not required to wear them when walking down the aisle. Most guests followed the mask guidelines, but some chose not to wear them at any point during the ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception. When people are drinking, regardless of their feelings on masks, they get a little lax.

    I will admit that I was initially really upset at the idea of everyone wearing masks and "ruining" our pictures. It's not a feeling I'm proud of. But the closer we got to the wedding date, the less I cared about the masks and the more I began to freak out about our guests' safety. Their safety was always a concern, but it just really started to weigh on me.

    Day-of, the only thing that mattered was that they were there. I couldn't relax for 3 weeks after the wedding because I was so preoccupied with the thought that someone could've gotten sick -- but fortunately, everyone was fine.

    Our photographer knew about our initial masks-in-pictures worry, but I think she misinterpreted that as we didn't want ANY pictures of guests in masks. That was not the case, and I wish we had more photos of that aspect to document the day (we have a few, but the vast majority are me and my husband).

    I was prepared to wear my mask during the getting-ready phase, but both the MUA and hair stylist said not to worry about it (they were both masked).

    I did wear it during parts of dinner or when guests were saying goodbye. Yes, some makeup will rub off, but honestly it wasn't even noticeable. I had airbrush makeup and didn't need to touch up anything except my lips.

    With your wedding being in June, there's a lot of time for the numbers to look so much better. Even if masks are still involved in your day, trust me, they won't ruin it.

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  • Expert June 2021
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    This!
    My wedding isn’t until June, but masks ruining my makeup aren’t my main concern. Guests safety is. It’s the most important and as the date grows closer it has started to weigh on me. I say just ask for samples of the makeup you makeup artist used in your look and do touch ups when you can. I have seen a device on Pinterest that was made to add distance between the mask and your face to preserve your makeup. I’ll attach it if I can find it.
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  • Expert June 2021
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    Https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FHTLH98?tag=newsjscom0f-20 Here’s the link I mentioned in the post above Wedding with masks? 1

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    I was a bridesmaid during the pandemic. The wedding was September 2020. And we were all wearing masks during the ceremony and during the reception. I don’t know about the other ladies for their lips but I know for a fact that they definitely did their eye make up
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    Super December 2020
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    Wearing a mask at our wedding really wasn’t that complicated, and the pictures still turned out super cute. I didn’t have any issues with it ruining my makeup, except that my lipstick came off pretty fast. I don’t think that was a big issue because my lipstick would have come off while eating anyways. My makeup stylist did give me a brand new lipstick for touch ups though which was super sweet!
    We really wore masks most of the time. Our wedding was entirely outdoors, we walked in with our parents while wearing masks and only took them off at the altar where we were 6ft from the officiant and BM/MOH. We took group pictures with masks on, unless we could be physically distant with orders in different households.
    I also highly recommend a silk mask as it was super comfortable and not bulky at all.Masks aren’t the best, but they are the one simple thing that can keep you and your guests safe and you can also get some matching ones for your bridal party to look more put together.
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  • Jessica
    Devoted February 2021
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    Just had my wedding on the 20th it was perfect and no one wore masks which I’m grateful for since we didn’t want them in our pictures we had 40ppl

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  • Dj Tanner
    June 2021
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    Our venue requires people to wear masks if they’re walking around. They said that anyone in the bridal party and the bride and Groom don’t have to wear masks. I’ve seen recent wedding video examples from my videographer and some of them had masks on and it looks absolutely ridiculous.
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  • Virginia
    Super June 2021
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    Even tho masks are required in our state, the venue leaves it up to the bride and groom. I am not going to force anyone to wear a mask if they don't want to. I personally, will not be wearing one.

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  • Camila
    Just Said Yes June 2021
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    Thank you so much for your response! I feel like I will definitely be freaking out for 3 weeks after the wedding, worried whether anyone is sick (masks or no masks). But I guess my main concern is spending all of this money on a wedding that isn't remotely what it looked like in my dreams or even my plans for that matter. It's hard because I feel like half my guests will want the masks, and half the guests will think it's ridiculous to have to wear them, but I hope you are right in that the numbers are looking better. Thank you!

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    Devoted May 2021
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    I feel the same way about my end of April wedding, however this is already our third date so we have to just do it. No bride pictures having their makeup covered with a mask. Were just hoping at that point almost everyone will be vaccinated. At the same time, I know I will feel horrible if there is a Covid outbreak because of my wedding reception so Im trying to get myself used to the fact I will just have to deal with it
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  • Kawanda
    Savvy June 2021
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    I so needed to read this as this means.. DON"T WORRY ABOUT IT!! We are getting married in North Carolina and the majority of people will be coming from NYC. We just went over updated protocols today with the venue and confirmed that EVERYBODY will need to be in masks. We are actually going to ask (not require) that our guests get Covid tested prior to traveling. I am just glad we are able to have a wedding. May not be the wedding we wanted but it's the wedding we are supposed to have!

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