Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people must alter their plans for wedding receptions and ceremonies. One of the most significant obstacles couples are facing is how to host the event while maintaining social distancing. Luckily, there are many ways you can keep guests safe while celebrating your love, and a few of them are below.

Social Distancing Wedding Tips

1. Communicate

Effective communication is necessary for a happy marriage, as well as a safe wedding. When you send out invitations, include information about staggered arrival times, assigned seating, and how the dining will work. Then, send out another reminder closer to the wedding so that everyone is on the same page.

2. Seat Guests in Bubbles

People who are quarantining together can sit close to each other, but there should be distance between those who aren’t. An easy way to do this is to seat people at assigned tables.

Keep the tables at least six feet away from each other to be effective. After your guests sit down, they can enjoy the ceremony and dining reception in the safety of their bubble.

3. Select the Right Venue

wedding receptionKeeping people apart requires finding a venue that has enough space. Start by narrowing down your guest list and creating bubbles for people that live together. 

Then, use this to find out how many tables you will need and the amount of space necessary to accommodate everyone. The venue will organize the tables and chairs in a way that ensures everyone is distanced safely.

4. Livestream the Wedding

With certain travel and health restrictions in place, there is a chance that not all guests can physically attend your wedding. However, they can still partake in the festivities from their homes.

To do this, you should set up cameras that will livestream the ceremony and wedding reception, and include a link on all of the invitations. You can even set up a projector and screen to show the virtual wedding guests at the venue.

5. Avoid the Physical Guestbook

The guestbook is an excellent way for guests to share their kind words, and it can be a cherished memory for you and your partner. However, crowding around the book to sign it and reusing the same pen isn’t a safe practice.

Instead, create a digital guestbook for guests to sign. You can set up a customized website where guests can post about their love for you, creating a digital record of the special day.


Make sure your wedding reception is both fun and safe by contacting Havelock Social Hall. As one of the premier event venues in Lincoln, NE, they have plenty of space to ensure all of your guests can maintain social distancing. They’ll even arrange the tables and seats for you so that you can focus on the celebration. Learn more about their available spaces online. Call (402) 467-3002 to make a reservation.