Covid-19, vaccination status, testing and weddings can be sensitive topics for couples to tackle. Luckily, our Wedding Planner Alanah is here to help couples on how to ask your guests to take a Rapid Antigen Test before your big day.
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We are excited for the year ahead! Easing of restrictions and a wedding boom means that couples who have had to postpone over the past two years will finally get to have the day they have waited for.
The current increase in case numbers have many couples worried, not for their wedding dates but the risk of exposing at risk loved ones whilst they attend their wedding celebrations. For these couples, Rapid Antigen Tests offer a way to protect your guests by having your guests self test before arriving at your ceremony, limiting the risk to any vulnerable friends or family.
So, How should you ask your guests to take a Rapid Test on the day of your wedding? First, start by explaining why you are requesting your guests to test themselves prior - which is of course to protect those that you love who will be in attendance on the day.
The decision to ask your guests to take a rapid test is a personal one, as is the choice and willingness to take one. We suggest acknowledging that you understand that this might not be right for all your guests and reassuring them that if this means that they would prefer not to attend that you understand & respect this decision.
If you decide to ask your guests to take a Rapid Antigen Test prior to your wedding it's a good idea to give a bit of notice so your guests can ensure they have time to source a test to take the morning of. This can be added as a note on your invitation or on your wedding website.
Sending your guests a polite reminder the week of the wedding that you would like them to take a rapid antigen test prior to attending will help ensure no one forgets.
This, as all choices you make for your big day should be yours as a couple. Remember, there's no right or wrong way.