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Inspiration for the Long Island Bride

  • Date: Mar 03, 2021
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Natalie Khait
  • Category: Planning Tips   

Bells are in the air for Long Island couples currently planning a micro wedding...New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the updated guidelines for planning a Covid wedding in New York State: As of March 15th, couples can host a 150-person wedding reception. This news has couples and wedding vendors popping bottles. But halt your excitement as there are still restrictions regarding the planning and execution of this cheerful event. Below are some guidelines and tips for Planning a New York Covid Wedding.

Wedding Guidelines as of May 3, 2021:
Click here for the updated wedding guidelines released by Governor Cuomo as of May 3, 2021:

· May 3rd, Dancing in squares will no longer be required.

· Effective May 17th, curfew is lifted for events with testing.

· On May 19th, Indoor Catered Events can have 250 guests without testing.

· Curfew will be completely lifted for all events as of May 31st.

Wedding Guidelines as of March 3, 2021:

For more information, click here  for the latest wedding guidelines regarding Social Gathering Limits per Governor Cuomo's press conference.

Wedding Guidelines as of February 24, 2021:

·    Curfew for catered events will be 12:00 AM (midnight) as of March 15th

·    Testing / Vaccine: Negative Rapid Test within 6 hours of the event, a PCR Test within 72 hours of the event or Proof of vaccination series completed 14 days before the event. 

·    Dancing (with masks) will be allowed in small groups, which will consist of whoever is sitting at your dining table in socially distanced designated dancing areas. Guests cannot move between dance areas. Ceremonial dances will be allowed as well.

·    Cocktail Hour - Guests must wear masks at all times except when seated to eat.

·    Gatherings Indoors at 50% capacity up to 150 Guests as of March 15th 

Click here to view the updated guidelines in greater detail for “In-Person and Catered Events” on Page 7.

Covid Wedding Size Restrictions

The guest count at the wedding is limited and at this time the restrictions are up to 150 people or 50 percent of the venue's capacity, whichever one is smaller. Not to mention, Governor Cuomo said that wedding guests should be friends and family in your small circle. For this reason, weddings come with a safety bonus because your friends and family want to keep one another safe. Also, when finalizing the guest list, make sure to choose the people who are closest to you and who will follow all the necessary safety precautions.

Everyone At The Event Must Get Tested

Finally, all attending the event including wedding vendors must receive a negative test result prior to the event.  In fact, some companies might be offering on-site testing however this may come with a more expensive price tag. 

In retrospect, it was just a year ago that everything started to shut down, and now as of March 15th, things are starting to look better than they did 365 days ago. With that, weddings making a return, we can only hope that life is slowly going back to normal. Whether or not everyone you want to be there to celebrate your big day is present is insignificant to the vow you and your partner are about to make to go from two to one (plus there is always Zoom!).

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Bells are in the air for Long Island couples currently planning a micro wedding...New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the updated guidelines for planning a Covid wedding in New York State: As of March 15th, couples can host a 150-person wedding reception. This news has couples and wedding vendors popping bottles. But halt your excitement as there are still restrictions regarding the planning and execution of this cheerful event. Below are some guidelines and tips for Planning a New York Covid Wedding.

Wedding Guidelines as of May 3, 2021:
Click here for the updated wedding guidelines released by Governor Cuomo as of May 3, 2021:

· May 3rd, Dancing in squares will no longer be required.

· Effective May 17th, curfew is lifted for events with testing.

· On May 19th, Indoor Catered Events can have 250 guests without testing.

· Curfew will be completely lifted for all events as of May 31st.

Wedding Guidelines as of March 3, 2021:

For more information, click here for the latest wedding guidelines regarding Social Gathering Limits per Governor Cuomo's press conference.

Wedding Guidelines as of February 24, 2021:

·    Curfew for catered events will be 12:00 AM (midnight) as of March 15th

·    Testing / Vaccine: Negative Rapid Test within 6 hours of the event, a PCR Test within 72 hours of the event or Proof of vaccination series completed 14 days before the event. 

·    Dancing (with masks) will be allowed in small groups, which will consist of whoever is sitting at your dining table in socially distanced designated dancing areas. Guests cannot move between dance areas. Ceremonial dances will be allowed as well.

·    Cocktail Hour - Guests must wear masks at all times except when seated to eat.

·    Gatherings Indoors at 50% capacity up to 150 Guests as of March 15th 

Click here to view the updated guidelines in greater detail for “In-Person and Catered Events” on Page 7.

Covid Wedding Size Restrictions

The guest count at the wedding is limited and at this time the restrictions are up to 150 people or 50 percent of the venue's capacity, whichever one is smaller. Not to mention, Governor Cuomo said that wedding guests should be friends and family in your small circle. For this reason, weddings come with a safety bonus because your friends and family want to keep one another safe. Also, when finalizing the guest list, make sure to choose the people who are closest to you and who will follow all the necessary safety precautions.

Everyone At The Event Must Get Tested

Finally, all attending the event including wedding vendors must receive a negative test result prior to the event.  In fact, some companies might be offering on-site testing however this may come with a more expensive price tag. 

In retrospect, it was just a year ago that everything started to shut down, and now as of March 15th, things are starting to look better than they did 365 days ago. With that, weddings making a return, we can only hope that life is slowly going back to normal. Whether or not everyone you want to be there to celebrate your big day is present is insignificant to the vow you and your partner are about to make to go from two to one (plus there is always Zoom!).

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