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COVID-19
Special Advice 
for Weddings
following 
the Mayor's 
Declaration of Emergency
and subsequent concerns

link to main wedding page


Guidance from the Mayor's office and health officials 
continue to be updated.
According to Mayor Lucas, weddings of up to 50 guests will be allowed outdoors, beginning May 6, although indoor weddings will be restricted to 10 people for now, likely through May.

Your minister wants to assure a joyous nuptial celebration and will observe safe practices. After consulting with health officials and clergy colleagues, this seems appropriate for the present:

If you wish, I will discourage usual social greetings (kisses, hugs, handshakes) so you are not endangered and your guests know what is expected under the circumstances as the best ways to share your happiness. Here are examples. I will not give you a hug or handshake, as much as I would like. You know of my hearty best wishes!

Depending on the situation, if you wish, I'll try to arrange for anyone in a high risk group to sit in a separate area.

Promise pictures to those who are feeling sick as they should not attend.

Pilgrim Chapel is being scrupulous with sanitizing procedures. Pilgrim Chapel may also offer weddings on the patio.

Depending on legal, social, and ceremonial circumstances, it may be advisable for me to wear a mask.

If you wish to postpone your wedding, everyone will understand.

It is difficult to know exactly what is wise and what is over-reaction, but my priorities are both your happiness and safety. Please let me know if you have questions or suggestions.
 

Vern



Sample Greeting #1

The couple has asked me to let you know that the Chapel has been thoroughly sanitized, and to thank you for your being here and for your good wishes which, in this environment, you can express to them and to one another without customary greetings of kiss, hug, and handshake, to assure everyone's safety and comfort on this very special day.
 

Sample Greeting #2

The couple has asked me to thank you for your being here and for your good wishes which, in this environment, you can express to them and to one another without customary greetings of kiss, hug, and handshake, to assure everyone's safety and comfort on this very special day.