A message to our friends and family:
As our country, and specifically our state, continues to deal with the COVID-19 spike due to the Delta variant, Sepp and I are trying to be incredibly thoughtful about our wedding day, including the health and well-being of our dearest friends and family.
We are struggling with the reality of having our most special day be a "super-spreader" event. Therefore, we are pleading, sincerely begging, that all guests make every effort to be, if not fully, at least partially vaccinated if you plan to attend. Any guest not vaccinated will be asked to wear a mask during both the ceremony and reception in situations where social distancing is not possible.
This is not political. Everyone has their own opinion on this -- for us, we feel strongly this is the most compassionate option for an event of this size. We have seen first hand accounts of the devastation caused by COVID-19 and we do not want to be part of the spread.
We know the timing of this message is late with respect to the wedding, and we apologize for that. We were not anticipating such a violent spike in cases and hospitalizations. If you have already sent in your RSVP and would like to alter that in light of this message, please reach out to me directly (205-712-3728). Absolutely no hard feelings, we understand everyone is making personal choices and we respect that.
We pray that everyone sees our hearts in this post - and our genuine care for each and every one of you. We love you all, stay safe!
-Sepp and Paige