Michigan Weddings and Covid-19 | How is Michigan going to Reopen?

As of today, there are certain areas of Michigan that are rolling back through phases and it’s confusing when it comes to have Covid-19 (or Coronavirus) will be affecting your summer and fall wedding in 2020. This means that we need to figure out how to approach Michigan Weddings and Covid-19.

While we do not have all of the answers, we are going to break things down for you in the simplest way we possibly can because our entire goal at The Lux Bride is to be able to help you navigate through the planning process and Covid is a huge part of that right now.

As always, all information can be seen right here on Michigan.gov/coronavirus

So…here is what the Phases are clearly distinguished in this article.
Here’s a quick visual to help with Michigan Weddings and Covid-19:

Each phase is broken down at this article for you to research.

Next, let’s look at how each phase will be determined moving forward or backward. Here’s another quick visual, but again, we recommend you check out MI Safe Plan by clicking here.

Ok, so now you know this but what region of Michigan will your wedding be in? Check out below and also see Michigan.gov/coronavirus for up-to-date information that is reported daily per region.

Here is where we currently are as of July 9, 2020. Again, go back up and see how the colors indicate which phase each county is in.

Now, what does all of this actually mean for your wedding?

This is all subject to change and each regulation might differ depending on what county and region your wedding located in so you need to be vigilant about checking in with your venue about what they can and cannot do.

Let’s break it down by Phase so you can be prepared when it comes to your wedding day…

PHASE 1 UNCONTROLLED GROWTH

  • Social Distancing: In place, maintain a six-foot distance from others when outdoors / in public
  • Face coverings: Required
  • Gatherings: Not permitted
  • Outdoor Recreation: Walking, hiking, biking permitted

PHASE 2 PERSISTENT SPREAD

  • Social Distancing: In place, maintain a six-foot distance from others when outdoors / in public
  • Face coverings: Required
  • Gatherings: Not permitted
  • Outdoor Recreation: Walking, hiking, biking permitted. Additionalrecreation allowed, including golfing and motorboating

PHASE 3 FLATTENING

  • Social Distancing: In place, maintain a six-foot distance from other when outdoors / in public
  • Face coverings: Required
  • Gatherings: Not permitted
  • Outdoor Recreation: Walking, hiking, biking, golfing, boating permitted

PHASE 4 IMPROVING

  • Social Distancing: In place, maintain a six-foot distance from others when outdoors / in public
  • Face coverings: Required
  • Gatherings: Limited to small groups with social distancing. 10 people whether indoor or outdoor. That includes vendors as well as you and your guests (currently and subject to change).
  • Outdoor Recreation: Walking, hiking, biking, golfing, boating permitted. Activities permitted in small groups with social distancing

PHASE 5 CONTAINING

  • Social Distancing: In place, maintain a six-foot distance from others when outdoors / in public
  • Face coverings: Required wherever possible
  • Gatherings: Increased but still limited-sized groups with social distancing. 50 people for indoor events and 100 people for outdoor events (currently and subject to change).
  • Outdoor Recreation: All outdoor recreation allowed

PHASE 6 POST-PANDEMIC

Personal and social: Minimal to no lasting limitations on personal and/or social activities

What do we recommend you do right now.

Contact your venue and be prepared for them to not have a full answer.

None of us can have all the answers, all we can do is continue to keep up to date on what phase we are in because there is no way that Governor Whitmer can give us an answer on when we will reach each phase because it is truly up to us.

What actions can you take right now:

  1. Plan B, Plan C, and Plan D’s are needed. We recommend that you hire someone to help you navigate through this process because it is difficult and challenging, and honestly, things are unclear.
    • Your Plan A is what you have now and is the dream day.
    • Plan B should be what to do if you have to move your indoor venue outside because you still want to get married this year but you can only have 100 people.
    • Plan C should be moving your guest list down to 50 people
    • Plan D should be 1 of 2 things:
      1. Either having 10 or less people on your original wedding day (yes, that includes your vendors).
      2. Postponing to 2021. If you decide to do this, we suggest you do this as quickly as possible and because 2021 is filling up with other 2020 couples and other couples who were originally planning on 2021.

Now, all of these options are difficult to navigate so that’s why Alyssa is offering specific COVID Coordination which you can sign up to chat with her by Clicking Here.

This is meant to help those couples last-minute changing their entire wedding! Re-planning from the ground up bc their venues decided to stay shut down or tighten restrictions further. Alyssa is offering this as a free consultation because each couple will need something completely different and she won’t know exactly what you need until you chat via phone!

If you have any specific questions about Michigan Weddings and COVID-19, please reach out to us!

Michigan weddings and Covid-19

July 9, 2020

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