Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. (Note: Questions may be edited for clarity and brevity.)


Question: My fiancé and I decided to go ahead and get married on our original date and have scaled our list of attendees down to 15 guests. The guests are our closest family and friends only and we are taking every precaution. It is an outdoor event with lots of social distancing, hand sanitizer on every table and masks required. Should we provide masks for guests to our micro-wedding or ask them to bring their own?

Answer: It’s great that you are keeping safety at the forefront of your planning. My advice is to do both. Ask guests to bring face coverings but let them know that supplies will also be provided if needed. Be clear that face coverings will be required for attendance. This can be done by word of mouth. A lot of couples are having masks personalized as a keepsake for our times, but it’s also OK to opt for basic paper masks. It’s up to you. Cheers to a save and happy wedding!



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