By now, we were all hoping that wearing masks and dealing with this pandemic would be over. I know this is the case for those planning a wedding during this whole ordeal. Many people have chosen to get vaccinated. However, some people have different opinions about getting vaccinated. If you are getting married in 2021, chances are your wedding plans are still feeling the effects of the pandemic, even with some venues opening up. Currently, the CDC is setting recommendations for those that are vaccinated to "mask up" again. Of course, this is because of the new variant. If you're wondering what to do about guests when it comes to your wedding and the vaccine, you are not alone. That's why we have come up with Vaccine Etiquette for Your Wedding When It Comes to Your Guests. Keep in mind that there will be guests who can't get the vaccine due to medical conditions and so on. While there are guests that are unable to get vaccinated. You will have those who refuse to get the vaccine. It is up to you how you would like to handle these guests. Do you ask them to get a vaccine, COVID test, or not invite them to the wedding altogether? Again, the decision rests with you and your fiance.
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1. Website Etiquette
When it comes to Vaccine Etiquette for Your Wedding When It Comes to Your Guests, one of the best ways to communicate your expectations concerning vaccinations is to put it on your wedding website. You can even include a FAQs section on your website. This will give you a better understanding of how many people on your guest list are vaccinated. Also, you can include information about COVID testing, wearing masks, and set requirements for guests who plan to attend to keep everyone safe.
2. Invitation Etiquette
In addition to providing information about RSVP, hotel accommodations, and wedding registries, on your wedding invitations, you should include information about vaccine requirements. Providing information on the invitation about vaccine requirements is also included in our Vaccine Etiquette for Your Wedding When It Comes to Your Guests. Doing this will allow you to take a survey of how many guests are vaccinated. You can do this in a very respectful manner by adding a survey card inside the RSVP card, asking guests to return it along with their RSVP card. This is a great place to communicate with your guests about the COVID testing and/or mask requirements especially if they haven't been vaccinated yet.
3. Pre-Wedding Etiquette
More than likely, most of the guests attending your wedding are family members and friends. You probably talk to them more often than not. If you would like to know more about whether or not they are vaccinated, ask them. Their response is the perfect opportunity to communicate your requirements when it comes to your wedding guests. Telling them this is the best gift they could give you would be an incentive to make them want to get vaccinated.
If you would like to learn more about our Vaccine Etiquette for Your Wedding When it Comes to Your Guests, contact us to speak to one of our wedding planning professionals.