Safe Wedding Travel Tips
As crazy as 2020 has been, one thing is for sure- the urge to get married or travel to celebrate a loved one's marriage hasn’t stopped. While the weddings will look a little different this year and for the foreseeable future, it’s important to have a plan about how you will choose to celebrate. The CDC has released guidelines on how to celebrate safely, but unfortunately, travel may be involved for even the safest of gatherings. Some couples will forgo celebrations altogether, others will pare back on guest counts, and hopefully many will elope, but realistically, not everyone will choose one of these routes. If you do need to travel for weddings, it can be stressful not knowing if you and your family are safe. Luckily, we’ve got some safe wedding travel tips for traveling in a way that won’t put yourself or others at risk.
Don’t travel if you or your family members are sick.
This should be a given by now, but it should always be first and foremost when deciding if it’s safe to go out, let alone travel. Ask yourself if it’s safe to expose elderly family members or those with compromised immune systems regardless of how you’re feeling.
Assess if where you’re traveling to is safe.
As much as we all want to see family and friends at our weddings, it could be dangerous to do so if they live in an area with high rates of COVID transmission or in a place you need to travel to. Information on the number of cases in an area can be found on the area’s health department website.
Think about guest count.
If you are traveling to a gathering such as an elopement or microwedding, ask the host if it is going to be a small event. Will it be indoors or outdoors? Look over the Events and Gatherings section of the CDC website and see if the event you are traveling to will be following proper protocol.
Stay vigilant in public spaces.
Whether you’re driving or flying to your event, chances are you’ll be in contact with others, whether in a service station, airport, or roadside attraction- and that's before you even get to your destination! When in these public spaces, it’s important to keep your mask on, keep six feet of distance between yourself and others, and to wash your hands frequently. The same goes for the wedding event you attend, no matter how small.
While guidelines on travel are constantly changing, The Nomad’s Direction takes pride in ensuring the safety of our couples, vendors, and guests. Every package we offer includes research into COVID protocol compliance, travel advisories and more. While travel may look a little different this year, you can feel safe knowing we put the time in to make sure you can celebrate safely.