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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, and 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.

Get Creative
The Oregon Garden Resort suggests couples get creative with their safety measures, noting, "Couples can add new touches to their wedding like branded masks, a hand sanitizer station/kits and opting for outdoor venues so there is plenty of space!." Adding these simple and detailed touches to your day is an easy way to provide a sense of comfort to your guests. Personalized items are a great way to show off your theme as well, as they can coordinate with your colors and designs!

Comfortably Distant
In order to ensure the success of your wedding, make sure that your guests' creature comforts are being addressed at all times. You never want them to feel it is too loud, too hot or cold, that they don't have enough to eat or drink, that there's not enough spacial distance, or that they don't have a place to seat themselves comfortably. When planning your seating, offer ways for your guests to allow social distancing while also offering up spaces that are stylish and cozy. Alston Mayger Events suggests looking into soft seating, as it is, "a stylish way to keep a family unit together without sacrificing the look of a chic and safe space."

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!

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! Having plated meals is a go-to.  If you are insistent on having a buffet, ask your caterer to serve it to avoid sharing buffet utensils. When using self-serve stations in the near future, make sure to provided food handler gloves and hand sanitizer at your meal stations. 

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. 

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