Though 2020 has been an interesting year, to say the least, it is pretty amazing how well couples have adapted to celebrating their marriages during a pandemic despite all of the challenging circumstances. Planning a wedding under normal circumstances is tough enough, but with all of the health and safety recommendations concerning COVID-19, planning a wedding in 2020 has become a much more challenging task. It is also important to keep in mind that some of your guests may be hesitant to attend your wedding for fear of being exposed, risking their chances of getting sick. With that being said, The Sutherland wedding venue Raleigh has put together a few safety tips and recommendations for you to consider when planning out your big day in 2020 to make both you and your guests feel at ease while celebrating your love.
Hand sanitizer, face masks, and disposable gloves have been this year’s hottest items when it comes to keeping yourself and your families safe while out in public during the ongoing pandemic. At your wedding, be sure to have each of these items readily available throughout your wedding venue Raleigh for your guests to use as needed. Hand sanitizer bottles should be spread throughout, and some couples have even given individual bottles of sanitizer to their guests as a party favor. If your guests show up without a face mask, have some readily available to make sure that everyone has one and is protected from spreading germs.
Keep Your Distance
Social distancing should be encouraged at your 2020 wedding as well. Throughout the day, make sure you're keeping a safe distance, at least 6 feet, from the other guests at the wedding and wash your hands as often as possible. It's super important to minimize the amount of physical contact between guests, the bride and groom, and the wedding party. A great idea could be to provide two colors of rubber bracelets for your guests to wear: one color means they are open to hugs, elbow, or fist bumps, and another color can represent no contact with others whatsoever. This is an easy way to decipher who is more or less comfortable with socializing from certain distances or prefer no contact at all.
The Sutherland wedding venue Raleigh recommends going digital in as many aspects of your wedding as you can. One way is by encouraging your guests to shop using your online gift registry so that the items do not have to be held and passed around. Another idea is to have a digital guestbook where your guests can go online and leave you and your partner a message rather than everyone signing a physical book and sharing writing utensils. Streaming your ceremony online for those that are unable or choose not to attend your wedding is another great way to digitally evolve your wedding day to make it safer for you and your guests. This way, everyone is able to enjoy your big day from the safety of their homes.
The Sutherland Raleigh Wedding Venue
Most importantly, you should make it clear to your guests that everyone’s safety comes first, so if they are feeling under the weather in any capacity, they are encouraged not to attend your big day. Even if it's just a little tickle in their throat, it is way better to be safe than sorry in times like these. The Sutherland staff is fully dedicated to helping make your wedding day as special and as memorable as possible, despite the current pandemic. For more information about The Sutherland wedding venue in Raleigh, contact us today!