Make some socially-distant space.
In addition to sweeping changes made by your venue to promote safety, think about how you can reconfigure certain parts of your wedding day for a more socially-distant celebration. For dinner, is outdoor seating an option? Can you seat fewer people at each table or space tables further apart? Is there space outside for guests to get some fresh air? The more space you can give your guests, the better.
Rethink your family-style dinner.
It’s possible that your caterer will make the decision for you by banning family-style dining for the foreseeable future, which is a smart call. Opting for a plated meal means less chance of guests touching the same surfaces. If you should go for a buffet, make sure there are designated servers so that only one person has to handle the serving utensils for each dish.
In the end, rest assured that your wedding vendors are professionals who are taking precautions for COVID however they can — especially your venue. The owners and coordinators at any good wedding venue are committed to giving you and your guests an experience that’s as unforgettable as it is seamless. That mentality hasn’t changed, pandemic or not. If anything, wedding venues are rising to occasion to keep brides, grooms, and guests feeling excited and at ease. This way, you can say “I do” and celebrate with confidence.
Featured image: Sam & Alex’s Cupola Barn Wedding, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin ©Amanda Ketterhagen Photography