How to Ask Guests if They'll Be Vaccinated for your Wedding

For May and June 2021, Vermont has issued statewide guidelines for the max capacity at weddings. These numbers are based on the number of vaccinated and unvaccinated guests. To get the most accurate count for your wedding, we recommend asking your guests if they will be vaccinated. Here's how to do it without it feeling weird.

Sample Language

Below is some sample language you may consider using as a starting point.

As we're sure you can imagine, we have been closely monitoring Covid-19 and how it will impact our wedding plans. The health and safety of our community is our priority. With the new state guidelines for gathering size, we are limited in the number of unvaccinated guests our venue can accommodate. 

As such, we are asking the following:
1. We kindly request that all guests who are attending our wedding in-person to be fully vaccinated before attending the wedding. (Please note that to be fully vaccinated you must have the second dose at least 2 weeks prior to the wedding.) 
2. If vaccination is not possible (and we understand it may not be), please obtain a negative Covid-19 test the week of the wedding.
3. If you choose to not be vaccinated, and cannot obtain a negative Covid-19 test, we ask that you please join us virtually. 

Thank you for helping us to joyfully and safely celebrate our wedding!

How does this fit onto a RSVP card?

Here are some visual samples to inspire your own RSVP cards or wedding website design.

Bottom Line:

Be honest and clear with your expectations so guests can plan accordingly. Include information in your invitations and/or on your wedding website. And take heart - your guests will understand! We're all in this together. 

Looking for more info?

Check out our article "Current Guidelines for Wedding Planning in Vermont" to answer burning questions about hosting a Vermont wedding in 2021.