News of capacity increases for social gatherings came with warm welcomes for many brides-to-be and couples across the state last month. Governor Lamont announced recently that the state of Connecticut would move into the next reopening phase with caution to allow for increased capacity numbers for Indoor Private Events from 25 to 100 guests (maximum 50% capacity) and outdoor events limited to 200 people.
While there is still more work to be done and hopes for another announcement that would lift restrictions further, many brides are already getting ready to complete their dream day as soon as possible and finally tie the knot after the abrupt delays that came last year.
If you’re getting married in Connecticut in the summer of 2021, you may be wondering what’s different or new. As of the date of this post, and effective as of March 21, 2021, here are a few things you’ll want to consider.
Mask Use is Required
A key rule for all wedding celebrations going into the Spring/Summer 2021 season is that masks may still be required to be worn by all who attend but not at dinner tables and for photographs. Luckily, we’ve spent a year all getting used to using the masks. Other social distancing rules like hand sanitizer stations and avoiding buffet tables can also help keep the festivities safe. Rules may evolve even more for the better as more and more people get vaccinated.
Updated Wedding Formats
The compromise many couples are making now that venues can accommodate a larger guest list is changing up the traditional wedding formats. Adding virtual streaming for guests who did not make the list or cannot attend for example. Changing their facility for hosting an outdoor event for a larger crowd or switching to a micro wedding are just some of the ways to make celebrating your big day finally possible!
We are excited to move forward with your events and help you to celebrate in ways you will remember forever.