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!
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.
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.
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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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.
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.