6 Steps To A Covid Free Wedding Day
The coronavirus is here to stay and we need to make sure that we are up to date with new innovating ideas to make your wedding day special and memorable while ensuring all COVID protocols are being kept. With the help of our amazing wedding planners, this blog is sure to have you fully in the loop of everything you need in place to ensure for a COVID Free Wedding Day.
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When your vendors come into the wedding venue to start the setup you just need to be really certain that a screening procedure is in place so you know exactly who everybody is and what their job in-tales. A very good idea is to download the app, Safecol light prior to your wedding day which you can use to screen everyone coming in. Ask your vendors to pre-screen themselves before arriving. Ensure that they wear masks and have sanitising spray with them throughout the day. So it’s not entirely your responsibility, they have to adhere to certain rules themselves but as a backup make sure you have a box of disposable masks and gloves.
You will have to touch base with all the guests and check that they’re not at high risk from a health perspective as well as in age. It might be best to perhaps keep grandparents, older people and people with comorbidities at home and include them in your day by way of online streaming.
The immediate thing to do upon the arrival of your guests is to have them sanitised by a designated staff member or team. This process should be repeated pre-ceremony as well as before and after each meal. You might need additional staffing and elements like having staffing in bathrooms so that every time someone utilizes the bathroom it gets cleaned and sanitised and washed down.
3. What if?
What happens should the temperature of a guest be above 40? Where do they go? Allocate a safe room where they can be isolated until they can be taken home. The idea would be that they do not mingle with the other guests as a precaution. Rather safe than sorry!
4. Ceremony setup
The wedding ceremony setup will be different than the norm with social distancing being put in place. You can get creative with the layout like a spiral going into each other. You can still make it fashionable just ensure you keep to the seating arrangements according to the regulations.
We suggest skipping the starter and just serve the main course instead. Buffets and harvest tables are a definite no go. It would have to be more individualised plates, alternatively a food station where there’s only contact from one chef to one guest. You can do something interactive with the dessert to make sure your guests and staff safe on your wedding day.
6. Social distance
Consider not having dancing at your wedding except for the first dance of course! Alternatively, having designated dance spaces on the dance floor keeping safe social distancing between guests.
Rest assured, there will be new and safe ideas as time goes. We will continue to share them with you!