In light of the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will post various updates, tips, and requests of guests here throughout the lead-up to our wedding. We commit to doing everything we can to support our guests in keeping themselves, their loved ones, and our wonderful vendors healthy and safe.
Hooray for having three safe and effective vaccines authorized here in the U.S.! We are so, so excited and relieved that nearly all of our nearest and dearest are enjoying an antibody party thanks to the science and public health professionals that made it happen.
We are closely watching the data and public health guidance surrounding the Delta variant. Given the variant's much higher infectiousness, we are strongly recommending all of our guests consider getting fully vaccinated as soon as you are able to.
If you do not anticipate being fully vaccinated (i.e., 2 - 4 weeks after your final shot) by September 3, we ask that you receive a COVID PCR test three days prior. Beyond our wedding, we care about each of you and want you to be safe as possible.
The entirety of our wedding ceremony, reception, and other activities will be held outside and/or under an open-air tent. Airconditioned bathrooms will be located next door. In the weeks ahead, we will continue to monitor the state/county guidelines and COVID-related conditions.
Effective May 28, Montgomery County (where our wedding venue is located) has lifted all capacity restrictions for indoor and outdoor events. As of August 5, Montgomery County is categorized by the CDC as having "substantial community transmission." Nearly all of our guests (i.e., 94%, including two children under 12 years of age) are already vaccinated. Taken together, we continue to feel comfortable in assuming that we will be able to host an outdoor wedding without enforcing masking and social distancing among our guests.
That said, we will continue to closely monitor and adapt our plans for the event should the federal, state, or local public health guidance advise that we do so. We understand and encourage our guests to reach out should they have any questions or concerns and continue to take whatever precautions suit them and their situation best.