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Beginner September 2020

Wondering if i should distribute masks at Sept. wedding

Kelly, on June 26, 2020 at 11:04 AM Posted in Community Conversations 4 73
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Our wedding got moved from May 2020 to this September due to CoVID. We are considering distributing masks at our wedding to make guests feel more comfortable if they choose to wear one. Just wondering if other people are doing the same or if anyone has had a recent wedding with guests wearing them. Thanks!

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2020
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    I think I will encourage it beforehand on a note with the invitation about Covid and guidelines. I plan to buy disposable white masks if I can find them.
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  • Katharine
    Expert July 2021
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    I'm not distributing masks, but I did just send an announcement to our few guests for our wedding in a couple weeks that we are encouraging everyone to wear masks for our wedding unless they are eating or drinking, and to try to practice social distancing as much as possible. I also noted that we fully understand if anyone decides they're not comfortable attending at the last minute (we only have 14 guests), and that anyone who feels the slightest bit sick the day of, or even with a few days of, the wedding should stay home and not risk passing anything to other guests.

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  • Kelly
    Beginner September 2020
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    That’s what we were thinking. We’ll try amazon. Our venue opened a few weeks ago and no wedding guests so far have worn them yet. Thanks for your response!
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  • Kelly
    Beginner September 2020
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    We were thinking of putting masks and mini sanitizers in favor bags to be given out when guests arrive.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2020
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    Where will you buy sanitizer? Many places restrict the amount you can buy. Lol I was looking to relabel “spread love not germs”.
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  • Kelly
    Beginner September 2020
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    I have seen them on Etsy. Yes, let’s spread love not germs! 😊
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2020
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    Have you found a place to buy sanitizer in bulk?
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  • Marissa
    Devoted October 2020
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    I'm not sure if I should distribute masks, or just let my guests bring their own? But for sure I will be providing small hand sanitizers as favors. Love "spread love not germs" super cute! I will also have sanitizer stations at each high traffic area like guest book table, cards & gifts table, the bar, dessert, and buffet table.

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  • Marissa
    Devoted October 2020
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    Found these super cute white disposable masks on etsy, and you can customize them!

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/813446723/personalized-face-masks-quarantined-for?ref=user_profile&frs=1

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  • Jessica
    VIP September 2020
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    Our guests will be required to wear masks while indoors at the reception, and can choose to do so outside at the ceremony and social hour. We don’t intend to distribute masks, I have a note about it on my website and many places in CO are already requiring masks so most of our guests already have and wear them regularly.
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
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    I think it would be a good idea to just have them on hand in case they do want them
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2020
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    I would have a box in case someone forgets but most people have masks of their own now.
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  • Kelly
    Beginner September 2020
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    Thanks, very cute!
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  • K
    Devoted October 2020
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    I just bought 160 1oz. Bottles on Amazon. We bought them with enough time to have them arrive before the wedding. There was no restrictions on how many we could buy. They came in a pack of 40. We plan on handing them out with ceremony programs and individual pens for signing our guest book. We are still considering the masks but not sure yet.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2020
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    Thank you, I’ll try amazon as well.
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  • Kelly
    Beginner September 2020
    Kelly ·
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    That’s a great idea to add the pens! Are you personalizing them?
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  • K
    Devoted October 2020
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    Yes we are!!
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  • Kelly
    Beginner September 2020
    Kelly ·
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    Where did you find them?
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  • K
    Devoted October 2020
    Katie ·
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    FH is researching the best place now. Not exactly sure yet.
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  • Kari
    VIP May 2020
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    Sourcing medical and sanitation supplies is very difficult right now. I oversee a gym at a college and we are unable to source gloves for first aid kits, masks, hand sanitizer, disinfectant, etc in the same bulk orders we have in the past.

    You could consider doing custom masks as a wedding favor (they're not quite at the price point I would pay though), or if you can source them, using the disposable paper/filter medical masks. The Etsy link a PP put above is a cute idea!

    I think most guests who would feel more comfortable wearing masks will have and bring their own. I think people who don't think masks are necessary probably don't have them and wouldn't wear them if it was optional even if you provided masks.

    If you want guests to wear masks, then you should require it and it would be good for you to provide them. But optional mask wearing at a mass gathering isn't really effective. Remember that masks primarily protect others from the person wearing the mask. So the people who are going to be most concerned for the own safety are going to wear masks when in reality what they need is for OTHERS to wear masks, and the people who don't care won't wear them and it will be the vulnerable/concerned ones that will get put at risk.

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