Does the thought of trying to have your wedding during a pandemic have you stressed out? Well as an Arizona wedding photographer, specializing in elopements. Here are a few ideas that may help in planning for your wedding during COVID-19:
It can be hard to choose who to invite, but here is a solution that might help. Write a list of all the people who you have talked with in the last year, if you still have room invite more people! if there are still too many people, you can always include them in your day by live streaming your ceremony. Living streaming is a great option to use during COVID-19.
I can honestly say that asking people to quarantine might be hard to do. So when sending out invitations for your COVID-19 wedding, try to add wording in to ask all attendees to quarantine for 2 weeks. By doing this you are setting the expectations for your wedding day that safety is important to you.
Here is a site that might be able to help you in finding locations near you to get tested by going on the CVS website and finding their COVID-19 Testing page.
As vaccinations are on the rise, you can simply ask if someone has been vaccinated before the wedding. Now some people choose not to have the vaccination which is completely understandable and in that case, I would refer you back to the tips above. To find a location near you to get vaccinated, you can go right to the CDC website and click on their VaccineFinder.
If you want to avoid all of the conversations around quarantine, vaccinations, and testing. I would just require all attendees to wear a mask. It can be the simplest way to have fun at your weddings without the hassle of having to have difficult conversations.
So do what feels right to you, there are no right or wrong answers. At the end of the day, it is all about you and how you want to keep those who attend your special day to be safe. If you have any more questions or want to know more about keeping your wedding safe from someone who has shot quite a few weddings, you can contact me here.