The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted many events and amongst all wedding is one we could not have fathomed. The pandemic has left all of us in vain but there is always a light of hope at the end of the tunnel. It might take a little extra time to find where the light is coming from but eventually, you will find it. Like any other thing, weddings have also got postponed when the lockdown happened. And now, with a few guests, you can to the wedding in an intimate manner.
There is nothing that can stop the wedding bells ringing, not even this pandemic, and to be honest, that’s the thing that keeping us sane throughout this year of 2020. Most of the people have postponed their wedding but now with unlocking the countries and cities, the people have again started to organize their wedding in the intimate styles of not having more than 200 persons. It has been quite astonishing as the big fat Indian wedding that has numerous people has shifted to only 200 persons. The demand for the venues that can host intimate weddings during the pandemic has gone up drastically. We know that you have seen too many red flags whenever you thought of doing your wedding during all these months but there is always an option to host the wedding. You can throw a big-fat reception later when things will be more normal than now.
Along with everything, you also need to keep some tips in mind while hosting a wedding during the times of Corona as it is a contagious disease and likely to spread from human contacts. With the hosting of a wedding, taking precautions and safety is equally important. The government has also put down some rules and regulations on the same. If you are planning to tie the knot in this pandemic then we have curated a list of safety measures that you must follow to be on a safer side. Read to know.
The sanitization is one of the major steps that you must pay attention to. It is quite important to choose a venue that is properly sanitized. Whether used for a wedding or not, the venue should be sanitized properly along with its surroundings before the guest's visit and nuptial. There should be a great amount of water availability for the attendees so that they can wash their hands after every interval of half an hour. It is also necessary as there would be so many people exposed to each other so there are high chances to catch the virus. On the other hand, the restrooms should also have sanitizer sprays to avoid any concerning situation near the future.
In light of the government’s rules and norms, there should be a regular check of the temperature at the entrance of the wedding venue. It will only make your work easy as there would be a system on checking upon the guests before they get inside and mingle with others. Anyone whose temperature records above normal then it should be highlighted. In the times of corona, we must take every precaution and should be always ready for the worst. We suggest you to also park an ambulance in case someone turns out with the high temperature, he or she should be taken to the hospital without hindering the wedding events.
Like every other point that we have discussed above, providing sanitizers to all the guests at the wedding is equally important. The sanitizers should be given to each person. In India, the legacy of gifting has been running for a long time and at weddings, people gift their guests with fruit and assembled kits. But during this virus outbreak, offer the guests the whole new COVID-19 safety kit that includes sanitizers and a lot more. In this tough time, every guest must be carrying their bottle of sanitizer but just to make sure, you also provide them with a mini bottle of it as a backup.
Like every other step, providing a theme mask to the guests is also important. Every guest cannot wear the same mask but if you can provide them with a common one then it would look good. The blue surgical masks will not look good and you will feel like you have come to visit a hospital. That’s why you can always customize the masks according to you and the theme of your venue. You can pair the masks with beautiful brooches and embroidery work. The whole set will look classy and would match your theme venue also.
India is full of vibrant culture and it is not necessary to greet the guests by hugging them or to shake hands with them. You have to maintain social distancing so welcome the guests saying Namaste, Juleh, Tashi Delek, Adab, Sat Sri Akaal are some of the phrases that you can opt for. They do not require a hug, hand-shake, or touching the feet. Most of the young generation was forgetting the Indian culture as they normally meet the other person by hugging them so this is the perfect time to practice the traditional greeting roots. This is the best way to avoid any human contact with each other. These traditional gestures are a true savior!
To avoid any problem later on, the best way to keep your guests safe is by limiting the guests’ list to only 200 persons from both sides. This rule has been made by the government and you must follow this. There must be so many relatives of yours that might be residing outside the city where you live and outside the countries too. You can only send them e-invitations and the guests also understand that this is the time when traveling is at a higher risk so you can invite other people also who can come to your nuptial.
The rule is to be 6 feet apart. The ordinary seating arrangements will not work this time due to the pandemic. To maintain social distance, you need to think of something or make the seating arrangements in such a way that is scattered. Always pick a venue that promises to follow the social distancing to the core. The venues would come with some of the great ideas that make the seating arrangements look beautiful and at the same time, you will also follow the rule made by the government. You can also ask for the floor seating while maintaining the needful. It is better to choose outdoor venues as most of them are large and have a vast area to solemnize the wedding. The virus is more likely to happen in enclosed areas.
Buffets are always fun as you can walk up to the counter with your friends and family while tantalizing your taste buds. It offers you the freedom to go and socialize with the people out there. But at the times of corona, you aren’t allowed to do all these things so the buffet system should be avoided. To maintain 6 feet distance, you have to makes sure that nobody steps out of the social distancing mode when they are in their best mood.
You can opt for two types of food services to follow the rules
While many wedding services partners like wedding catering services, wedding photographers, make-up artists that you must be opting for. So make sure that they follow every norm set by the government during this health crisis.
If you are planning to host a wedding during this time then you have to follow all the above-mentioned tips to avoid unnecessary chaos. You can also enjoy the wedding thoroughly if you go with the plan and make the most happening moment of your life mesmerizing with memories for a lifetime.