Though we all wish we could’ve left COVID-19 in 2020, the pandemic is ongoing and so are weddings. Most of us have gotten in the groove of keeping a mask in our cars and using hand sanitizer every five minutes, but if you’re one of the thousands planning to get married this year, those habits don’t exactly bring down stress levels. At Kate Elizabeth Events, we want to help you make your wedding safe and enjoyable during this era of pandemic weddings.
Keeping wedding guests safe
About 380,000 couples got married over the course of last year, and thousands more like you are planning to marry in 2021. So congratulations! It’s a really exciting time to get married — and by exciting, we mean obnoxiously gripping, right?
Don’t worry, we’re not here to pretend that planning a wedding amidst COVID-19 is a complete breeze, but we can guarantee a wedding that is memorable, beautiful, and as seamless as possible amid the uncertainty.
With that in mind, you will have a unique opportunity to provide extra safety precautions at your wedding like masks and hand sanitizer stations. We will assist you with keeping the event classic while also ensuring your wedding guests comfort.
COVID-19 friendly wedding extras to the traditional wedding
We know, there are a lot of decisions you have to make compromises on. You might not be able to invite every single person on your original list or travel to Italy, but you don’t necessarily have to compromise on everything. Here are some of our favorite ideas we have for your Utah wedding that might stretch beyond the traditional.
Wide open spaces and seating
Leaving enough room for COVID-19 doesn’t have to be drab. We have found beautiful ways to incorporate lounge spaces, sanitizing stations, games and photo opportunities throughout the space. These unique areas allow additional space between tables while still allowing guests to safely explore the space and not feel secluded.
Social distancing wristbands or masks
Give your guests different colored wristbands or masks that indicate what their social distancing preference level is. For example, pink could represent someone trying to keep their distance and blue could represent someone that is ok with hugs or handshakes. This way no one questions how to greet one another and your guests feel as safe and comfortable as possible at your wedding.
Just in case someone isn’t feeling well the night of the wedding, have those asked to give a speech at your wedding record it beforehand. You can even coordinate with your photographer and videographer to help the recordings look cohesive and include them in your official wedding video! Not only would this option be a great backup, it doubles as a thought out memory you can look back on again and again.
Place extra signs around your venue to show guests where they can sanitize
You’ll want to provide hand sanitizer or refreshing stations for your guests to wash their hands as often as they’d like. Even a simple arrow can make a difference for those that are more worried about COVID-19 than others.
Keeping your wedding venue pandemic friendly
If you don’t want to compromise on the number of wedding guests, we suggest searching for a larger venue or planning for an outdoor wedding and reception so everyone can properly social distance, and feel safe attending. The Lodge at Blue Sky and High West Distillery are a couple of our favorite larger wedding venues here in Utah.
Wherever you decide to host your wedding, Here Comes the Guide provided a list of 40 things to ask your venue during a pandemic.
We know a pandemic wedding isn’t ideal for most Utah brides, but with Kate Elizabeth Events, we know that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on elegance or making the most of your wedding day. Send us an inquiry today to see what we can do for you.