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The Latest on NJ’s Indoor & Outdoor Wedding Guidelines

Posted on September 02 by Molly Gregor

We’ve come a long way since March 13, but we’re no where near out of the woods just yet. With all the executive orders, press conferences and changes to the orders, it’s hard to keep track of all of the rules and regulations as they relate to weddings.

So here they are, as of September 2. These are the CURRENT rules and restrictions TODAY for getting married in New Jersey, whether indoors or outdoors. If you have more questions, come ask in my Facebook group or email me at mgregor@newjerseybride.com.

Hang in there and let’s get married!!

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INDOOR WEDDING GUIDELINES

Indoor dining capacity is limited to 25%, excluding employees.
—Tables must be spaced 6 feet apart.
—Face coverings must be worn indoors. When seated at table, face coverings shall be worn until food or drinks arrive.
—Food and drink can only be ordered from the table. And only wait staff can bring food or drink to seated guests.
—Guests can only eat at their table.
—Face coverings not required for those with a medical condition or for those under the age of 2.
Indoor wedding ceremonies are limited to 25 percent of the capacity of the room, but never be larger than 150 persons. This applies to wedding ceremonies in private residences or residential units as well.
—No dance floors.
—Hand sanitizer should be available for guests.
—Use single-use hand towels or paper towels for drying hands so guests do not share a towel.
—Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces and any shared items between use when feasible.
—Consider keeping a list of guests who attended for potential future contract tracing needs.
Andrew and Rachael - Drive-In Movie Wedding
Rachel and Andrew Jaworski’s outdoor drive-in movie wedding. Abigail Gingerale Photography

OUTDOOR WEDDING GUIDELINES

Outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions are allowed for up to 500 people.
—Social distancing must be practiced.
—Face masks must be worn if social distancing is not possible.
—Dance floors are not allowed.
—Hand sanitizer should be available for guests.
—Limit the number of people handling or serving food—for example, consider identifying one person to serve all food so that multiple people are not handling the serving utensils.
—Remind guests to wash their hands before serving or eating food.
—Use single-use hand towels or paper towels for drying hands so guests do not share a towel.
—Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces and any shared items between use when feasible.
—Consider keeping a list of guests who attended for potential future contract tracing needs.
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