In our last post, we discussed how important it is to be communicative with your guests and keep them updated on your plans.
Below, you'll find a comprehensive list to help you craft that plan.
You cannot guarantee anybody's safety, but it's a thoughtful touch and enhances a guest's experience (even if they decline) to see how seriously you're taking the circumstances and what you're doing to keep your event from showing up on the news.
PROTOCOL FOR GETTING READY
PROTOCOL FOR TRANSPORTATION
PROTOCOL FOR THE CEREMONY
PROTOCOL FOR COCKTAIL HOUR
PROTOCOL FOR THE RECEPTION
PROTOCOL FOR A SICK GUEST POST-EVENT
It's terrible to consider, but it would be irresponsible of us to talk about guest safety and not remind you that if someone gets sick (whether or not it was from your event), you are responsible for letting everybody know.
The trouble with the coronavirus is that someone could be sick but exhibit no symptoms, which means even by temperature-checking and putting a ton of precautions into place, there's still a risk. Of course, the more you do to keep people distanced, masked up, and touching as little as possible, the less risk there will be.
On your wedding website, on the page where you're sharing COVID-related information, let people know you want them to tell you if they contract the virus or if they are exposed to someone who got it and were forced to quarantine within the suggested 2-week span after your wedding day. In both situations, your guests have the right to know if they were potentially exposed.
It's also not a bad idea to request that guests download the COVID ALERT APP (if in the State of Pennsylvania). Offered by the PA Department of Health, the app was designed to help reduce the spread of the virus by syncing to Bluetooth technology and helping notify anyone who might have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus.
In all, we hope this comprehensive list helps you to craft your COVID-19 plan for your big day.
Our hope is that by the time of your event, you won't need a COVID-19 plan, but it never hurts to be prepared for the worst.
If you're concerned about crafting this plan, contact us.
Big hugs to you all!