The outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic affected a lot of things around the world. From education to trading and commerce, and the pandemic touched even entertainment, every aspect of human life. One of the aspects that weren’t well discussed in recent times is the wedding planning aspect.
A lot of couples have had to postpone or cancel their big day due to the pandemic until 2021 or now even 2022. This has caused some anxiety and unhappy feelings for many people. However, in the past year, we have come to the understanding that the pandemic is not going anywhere soon enough, and we will have to live our lives around the current reality.
Thus, if you are planning to have your wedding anytime soon, you may want to read this article. It contains tips and necessary considerations that would help you plan a Covid-19 friendly wedding. These tips will help you plan a wedding without endangering yourself and your guests.
While planning for a wedding during Covid-19, you should consider the following factors.
Plan for social distancing
This is the most important aspect of your wedding planning process. The venue you intend to use should be spacious enough to allow for effective social distancing for your guests. Needless to say that the venue needs to be disinfected before and after use. While this is the sole responsibility of the venue provider, you should check to make sure due diligence is done.
Check-in with your Guests
Preparing a guest list for a wedding during the Covid-19 pandemic is as important as the wedding itself. First and foremost, you should keep your guest list as small as possible, restricting it to only close families and friends that live around you.
However, if you have guests coming in from different states, provinces, or countries, you may want to check in with them. Know if there are any traveling restrictions that may hinder them from attending the wedding. This is an important step as you want to make provisions with respect to social distancing and protective gear (more on that below). Also ensure to follow capacity guidelines and restrictions
Provide protective gear
While it is expected that your guests will come will face masks and other necessary gears for protection, it won’t hurt to provide these items at the venue of the wedding. Items such as face masks, hand sanitizer, and the likes will not go wrong at your wedding reception.
Adhere To Covid-19 Regulations
Depending on your locations, you should pay adequate attention to other Covid-19 regulations in your community. If you need to obtain government permits or licenses before holding the wedding, it is important that you do so.