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Celebrating in Safety: Tips When Planning Your 2021 Wedding

Sadly, COVID hasn't magically disappeared yet. As we prepare to host gatherings, these are the covid modifications every couple (and company) should consider implementing.
By: 
Julianna Gaytan

While living through these crazy times, there are still moments of joy that should be celebrated. Your wedding day should be one of them! With the pandemic still in everyone's mind, it can be easy to feel scared or worried about how your big day might be affected. Fear not, as experts from the wedding industry have shared their tips on how to make the proper modifications to celebrate in style and still follow proper guidelines and safety protocols. Read below to check out some great advice you can implement into your gathering.

Venue Safety
One of the first major decisions you'll have to make when planning your wedding is selecting the right venue. With the pandemic still in everyone's minds, finding a location that prioritizes health and safety is a huge factor.  At Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm, their SafeSpace Initiative helps ensure the well-being of everyone on the property. As part of this initiative, they have added a state-of-the-art air filtration system using Needle Point Bipolar Ionization technology to efficiently break down and remove pathogens throughout all public and private spaces within Lied Lodge. They've also enhanced food safety and hygiene protocols for large gatherings and events and adopted a regimented 10-step guest room cleaning process. Mask wearing and social distancing are also required across the property. In lieu of a guest book with everyone in line signing, have your wedding guests write a note prior to the wedding and drop it in a designated box. This makes for a great keepsake, and the couple will enjoy reading the notes after the wedding.

Sharing Is Not Caring
Of course, serving your guests a delicious meal is a central part of your reception, and with the rise of health concerns the catering world has done what it does best: get creative! Patricia Catering and Cocktails recommends plated meals to avoid sharing buffet utensils, but having the caterer serve the buffet is another option! With some flexibility moving forward guests may self-serve, but gloves, quick disposal, and hand sanitizer give some appreciated reassurance.

Fresh Faced and Fabulous
Of course, brides want to look their best on their big day, and having flawless makeup is a given! If you want to keep your makeup fresh and long-lasting, even under a mask, we have a great recommendation for you.  Apply Skindinavia's, Maskne Control Spray directly on a clean face and also inside your mask. Skindinavia’s patented cooling technology helps keep makeup from degrading and your skin from overheating under your mask. This is a must-have product to keep makeup vibrant and in place as well as to control oily skin, acne-causing bacteria, and inflammation. 

Make a List- and Check it Twice!

If there is one thing couples absolutely need to do while planning, is be prepared for sudden changes. Make a list of tiered list of invites so you are prepared as restrictions lift or get tighter. Have a primary list and a secondary list for if you can invite more people. Be prepared for anything, as some guests may not feel comfortable attending gatherings. If this occurs, you can move down your list. While this might feel like an extra step, it is crucial during these times as restrictions can change at the drop of a hat. At the end of the day, it will be worth it so you do not have too much stress during the final days leading up to your wedding!

Get Creative
 Adding simple and detailed touches to your day is an easy way to provide a sense of comfort to your guests. From personalized masks with your wedding date on them to mini hand sanitizers, adding these items to your wedding favors is a great way to bring some ease to your guests and keep them safe. Personalized items are a great way to show off your theme as well, as they can coordinate with your colors and designs.

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