None of this coronavirus and social distancing stuff is ideal, but I am confident that we’re going to figure all this out. We’re going to rally together to celebrate some amazing marriages again soon! When things get back to “normal”, we think there will still be a need to minimize the potential for exposure. So, we put together a list of ideas for what you can do at your wedding to protect your guests.
These are things we plan to do.
Host your events where there is a lot of good airflow. An outdoor ceremony and a well-ventilated reception space are ideal.
Prop doors open so guests don’t have to touch the handle.
Increased cleaning of handrails, handles & bathroom surfaces before, during and after events.
Don’t allow water fountain use.
Add signs in restrooms about proper handwashing.
Make hand sanitizer readily available.
Make trashes available so that guests can easily see where to dispose of their own trash.
Use disposable dinnerware (plates, forks, napkins, cups, etc.) instead of renting reusable items.
Offer single-serving drinks like bottled water instead of having a drink station with drink dispensers.
Serve bottled or canned drinks at the bar instead of mixed drinks or beer from a keg.
Do a single-sided buffet with servers serving the food or a plated dinner where servers bring meals to each table. This cuts down on exposure from everyone touching the serving utensils.
All food service staff wearing gloves and clean uniforms.
Serve cupcakes instead of cake since cutting the cake is so hands-on.
Encourage guests who aren’t feeling 100% to stay home. We’re looking into the best way to live stream your event so they can still be a part of your day!
Cut out communion and the receiving line.
Instead of having a guest book with a pen that everyone has to touch, request that your photographer take photos of guests as they arrive.
Cut the number of people getting their hair and makeup down to the essentials and ask anyone who is immunocompromised or high risk to do their own hair & makeup. (If you planned to pay for everyone’s glam, you can treat them in another way!)
Do you have other suggestions on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus once we are out of crisis mode? We’d love to hear them! Comment below.