Published: Monday, Jun. 7th, 2021
Summer wedding season officially kicked off last week, and we couldn’t be more excited!
This season looks a little different than in years past, but as more Americans are vaccinated against the virus, and most states lift some or all of their COVID-19 restrictions, things are starting to feel almost normal again.
During this transitional period, it’s important to be prepared! You’ll be answering couples’ questions, helping them plan their ceremony, directing them to useful resources, and working closely with venues and other professionals.
First, check your state and county websites to learn which mitigation orders are still in place locally, as they may vary from county to county within the same state. These are usually listed or linked on a Department of Health website.
If you have a wedding planned at a private venue, or will be officiating a ceremony at one, call them directly to see what guidelines you’ll be expected to follow. Not all businesses will choose to go back to pre-pandemic capacity or guidelines right away, even when they're allowed to.
As you probably know, wedding officiants, couples, and wedding guests are all navigating this new season as best they can, and each person will approach things a little differently. For example, some vaccinated folks will still want to wear masks, while some will be overjoyed to ditch them as quickly as possible. Some folks will stick with outdoor ceremonies and receptions to play it safe, while others will be excited to move their celebration indoors.
Be patient, be kind, and be prepared!
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