As COVID cases are rising here in California and many other states, I felt it was important to take a step back from wedding planning for a much more important message.
Be safe. Stay home as much as possible. Wear a mask. And protect others!
This is my version of a PSA.
Because there have been too many stories of gatherings and weddings specifically, where people have gotten sick and died.
And I can’t sit here and condone having a wedding right now if it’s not done safely.
No matter how fun having a “normal” pre-COVID wedding would be.
Because your engagement is important. And celebrating it is really important. That hasn’t changed!
But, you can’t do it at the cost of other’s lives.
Your wedding day is a happy day. And with that should be happy memories.
Getting sick or getting others sick is not a happy memory. You DO NOT want your wedding to be the reason people get sick.
Nobody wants that.
So, please be safe!
What does that mean?
It means following the guidelines of your state and county. It means wearing a mask and staying 6 ft. apart. And it means not traveling unless you have to.
And for your wedding, it means staying outdoors, limiting your time with others and keeping your group small.
It also means if your’e feeling sick, postpone the wedding even if it’s the day before. And don’t pressure people into attending.
Be conservative with your numbers and with the risk. Because even if you’re allowed to do something, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.
And I know that’s hard.
I know you want to hug your loved ones.
I know you want to share a meal and talk and laugh.
And I know you want to drink, dance and party the night away.
I do too! To all of the above.
But, you put yourselves and more importantly, others at risk when you do.
So, if you’re concerned, be really careful and take the necessary precautions or don’t take the risk.
And if you aren’t concerned, you should be!
You’re playing with people’s lives. Honestly, we all are every time we interact with others.
But interaction is important. Getting out of the house is important.
So, I’m not saying you need to be a hermit. You need to socialize and connect with your loved ones!
But, there are safer ways to get married.
You have great options like virtual weddings. Or small, short, social distanced outdoor ceremonies.
Coronavirus is still here! Don’t forget that even though I know you’re going stir crazy. Even though restrictions have eased.
So, spend time with your loved ones and get married! But please be safe.
We’re all in this together and we need to protect each other.
Please do your part.
And know that we’re here to help! We can help you figure out what your best options are so that you can get married AND protect others.
Because those 2 things are not mutually exclusive. Contact us today and let’s keep celebrating in safe way.