Pasadena Weekendr – Where every day is the weekend


In the pre-COVID era, wedding issues like venue capacity had more to do with budget and vision than with guest health and safety. It’s a different world today, but with careful planning you can still find ways to safely celebrate your love.

As the vows say, marriage is in good times and in bad times. It may just take a little flexibility and creativity to make your dream day come true.

Enlist the help of an experienced coordinator. If you hadn’t planned on using a wedding coordinator, the pandemic is a compelling reason to reconsider. Keeping track of changing mandates and their impact on gatherings, crowd sizes and more is a job in its own right. Allowing your coordinator to keep tabs on the latest recommendations and adjust arrangements with your suppliers accordingly can save you a lot of time and frustration.

Be realistic about your guest list. A year ago, it would have been unthinkable to create a tiered guest list and even consider making cuts even after the invitations were released. Today, that decision may be out of your hands. Rather than wait until you hear news that you’ll need to make cuts, take the time now, with a cool head and less emotion affecting your decisions, to segment your list. Determine who absolutely needs to be present when you exchange your vows, then expand it in increments. Your coordinator or contact can help you determine thresholds (for example, 25, 50, or 100 guests) based on your community guidelines.

Understand the expectations. Vendors are required to follow local guidelines, so make sure you are clear about what …


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