Things To Communicate To Your Guests To Ensure Safety At Your Wedding
BY Anupriya | 14 Sep, 2021 | 164 views | 4 min read
When planning a wedding amidst a pandemic, sending an e-invite alone doesn’t suffice. You’ve gotta make constant communications with your guests & be on the same page in order to make it one memorable yet safe celebration *mark safe as very very important*. And what better way than rolling out an ultimate wedding safety guide beforehand to prep them up for the final show. From the guest count & socially-distanced seating arrangements to vaccination status mandate, include it all in the guide. This would ultimately reflect how serious you are about everyone’s safety at your wedding, and allow your guests to make informed decisions.
Convinced much? Then scroll down and take note of these pointers that you ought to communicate to your guests to ensure utmost safety at your wedding.
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First things first, make it loud and clear that the “fully/partially vaccinated” status is a mandate for attending the wedding in-person. You can communicate the same through your save-the-dates or other informal announcements. Put your point across and explain why it is important for you & your family’s safety. (Moreover, you can now find vaccinated vendors on the WMG App!)
Another unavoidable task is to get everyone tested before the D-day. And to ensure no one misses, urge all your guests to get their negative RT-PCR reports to attend the wedding, else they won’t be allowed to enter the venue. Be very vocal about it right from the beginning & mention about it in all your formal/ informal communications & invitations.
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Swear by the rules & regulations laid by the government and settle on a final guest count. Once you’ve decided on that, tell your guests about the limit so everyone sticks to the plan & brings in only their plus one (or two or more) as suggested on the wedding invite. You can even create an e-invite on the WMG app and make the most of the RSVP & comment functionality to keep a tab on who all are attending & who aren’t.
Ask each and everyone to make a conscious effort & check their temperatures before leaving for the wedding venue. In case someone’s not keeping well or is experiencing symptoms like fever, dry cough, loss of smell etc, make sure they stay at home and join the celebrations via video conferencing. Moreover, set a ‘no entry’ clause for those who get a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more on the day of the wedding.
Masks & Sanitisation
Masks and sanitisers have become synonymous to must-have accessories for safe weddings. And while you must have made prior arrangements to set up sanitisation stations on your wedding venue, it's their personal duty to carry masks at all times. And for you, as a host, it is necessary to lay certain safety foundations and ask your guests to keep their masks on except for when they are eating or drinking.
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Social Distancing & Table Arrangements
Not just a downsized guest list, it is also important to maintain social distancing to have a safe wedding. And to ensure it is in order on your big day, get a seating chart into the scene. Space out the tables and place each of your guests six feet apart. Also, to avoid over-crowding, every guest should be provided with an escort card for the seating arrangement at the entrance itself.
For all those who will not be attentding the wedding in person, share a common zoom link/video conferencing link through which they can livestream the event and be a part of the celebrations. (Here's How You Can Involve Zoom Guests In Your Wedding!)
That's all folks! You can add more personalised information to this & communicate it to your guests.