January 12, 2021
I was so hoping that we wouldn’t still be talking about COVID19 wedding advice in 2021 but here we are. Restrictions have been changing for the past 10 months now, so I wanted to write a blog post that would help all of the wedding couples (both newly engaged and those who postponed from 2020) decide on what COVID wedding day signage they might need.
For those of you who might be unfamiliar with Write Pretty for Me, I am a Hoboken, NJ based wedding calligrapher who specializes in handwritten details for your wedding day. Whether you are looking for signage, table numbers, customized denim jackets or invitation calligraphy, I’m ready. You can contact me here if you are looking to discuss your own wedding day signage or have any other calligraphy needs.
One 2020 trend that I think will stick around is color coded wristbands so that guests can choose what they are comfortable with on your wedding day. After almost a year of COVID 19, people are still changing their mind with what they are comfortable with so on your wedding day you want to make it as easy as possible for your guests to communicate with those around them. Wristbands spare your guests the uncomfortable conversation of why they might have been okay with hugs two months ago but would prefer not too right now. One thing us wedding vendors have always known: easy communication is everything. These wristbands let guests set boundaries in a non-confrontational, no pressure way.
Don’t forget to communicate your comfort level as newlyweds! The above sign was created for the couple to communicate with their guests. When you are hosting an event (like your wedding), it is your responsibility to communicate not only the way you feel, but also make sure your guests comply with your venue restrictions. Most guests will be happy to comply with any venue restrictions… as long as they know what they are! Can I recommend something large and easy to read like the sign below?
Something else that couples getting married in 2021 should prepare for are disposable face masks and hand sanitizing stations. You can get really cute hand sanitizer favors now, or even custom face masks depending on the size of your guest list! One benefit to smaller weddings that I’ve talked about before, is that you now have an increased budget “per person” to focus on guest experience. Cute favors and personalized items are just one way to do just that!
COVID Signage can be made custom to each couple, but if you know it’s something you’re only going to use once, check out the available rental options here!
Last note, although it might be possible to have “regular” seating for your 2021 wedding, I would suggest mapping out a few different options depending how many guests are going to be able to sit at each table. Standard seating suggests between 8-12 people per table but depending on your venue (and government restrictions), we can expect that there is a chance of tables accommodation 4-6 people instead. Venues do what they can but ultimately it’s safety first!
While you are creating your seating chart, make sure to check out this post on the differences between seating charts, escort cards, and place cards. On the same note, if you haven’t booked your venue yet, can I suggest one of these stunning outdoor venues in New Jersey? Last year, outdoor venues were able to accommodate changes a bit easier (for obvious reasons) so it’s just another thing to keep in mind when planning your day!
If you are planning a wedding in 2021 or 2022 and would like to get in touch about your wedding décor and signage, make sure to get in touch here. I would be happy to make custom recommendations for your wedding day plans (both Plan A and Plan B). As messy as 2020 was, I can’t wait to celebrate with all of our 2021 and 2022 wedding couples. If you are looking for a wedding calligrapher, make sure to get in touch soon!