Can You Self-test Guests at Your Wedding with Rapid PCR Kits?

If you plan on having your wedding with a considerable number of guests, it may be a good idea to do self-testing on guests. Testing may help you feel more relaxed and worry-free at your wedding if you know everyone tested negative. Although rapid PCR kits for your wedding guests are not available, rapid antigen tests and RT-PCR test kits are available.


Large gatherings are regulated and restricted in certain states due to the pandemic. Some states, like New York, have implemented rules that restrict weddings of large sizes unless the health department approves them. Couples have to apply, and if they are approved, you can go from there.

If you consider self-testing the guests at your wedding, there are a few things to be aware of. First off, test results may not be completely accurate or return with results in time. If you test at the wedding, rapid antigen test results may be back in minutes, but RT-PCR test results can take up to five days for results to arrive.

On top of that, rapid antigen tests are not as accurate as PCR tests, and purchasing testing kits for all of your guests will be a formidable expense.

Benefits of Professional Testing

Professional testing may be a wiser choice for some couples. Having a professional administer the tests ensures that the proper testing techniques are used, producing more accurate results. If you have your guests test 3-5 days before the ceremony, perhaps with a rapid PCR test or RT-PCR test, you will not have to worry about testing each guest upon arrival.

Drip Hydration offers convenient testing options with a discounted group rate. Once appointments have been booked, a nurse will come to you to administer the test. Drip Hydration offers several testing options, including rapid PCR tests.

Get A Same Day Rapid PCR Test

Drip Hydration is a mobile medical service offering several different Covid tests in the comfort of your home, including the Accula same-day rapid PCR test. Our appointments are safe and simple. A certified nurse will arrive at a location of your preference (home, hotel, worksite) and complete testing via nasal swab with results in thirty minutes.

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