March 16, 2020
Information about COVID-19 is changing every single day. This Interim Guidance posted on 3/15/20 by the CDC states, “Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals. Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing.”
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With everyone (hopefully) practicing social distancing, it’s difficult to imagine a joyful gathering taking place in the next two months or so. I am seeing many couples faced with the decision to postpone their weddings and it’s heartbreaking. Even if the wedding must go on, we are seeing many canceled RSVP’s and smaller guest lists. If you are faced with postponing your event because of COVI-19 and are unsure about how to communicate this to your guests, feel free to save the use the following graphic. You can post this to your Instagram, Facebook feed, Email, or Text it to your guests.
If your wedding must go on, I’ve also written some tips about what you can do to safely enjoy your day amidst this COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, I am waiving all rush fees for Day-Of Stationery for weddings taking place in March and April so that couples can sort out their guest list and logistics during this awful time. Hope this helps. Stay healthy, everyone!