Updated: Aug 25, 2022
With all that's happening, many people wondering how safe it is to be going out and planning a wedding right now. There are so many questions up in the air like: How many guests is too many? Masks or no masks? Can people dance on the dance floor?
All we know is that we can tell you this - wedding pros all across the country are taking many safety precautions to make sure you can have the wedding of your dreams while keeping you and your guests safe.
In Person Meetings or Virtual Meetings
Just about everyone in the events industry began to have virtual conversations while everything was shut down. Now with things opening back up, people are questioning if they should continue virtual conversations if possible or go back to in person. Depending on the company they will decide which way works best for them. If they decide to have in-person meetings they should take extra precautions.
Setup and Team Safety
When it is time for vendors to come and set up, the main idea is to have different vendors show up at different times instead of all at once. Staggering their set up time will help with not having more people in the area all at one time. Another way wedding pros are keeping their teams safe is by taking into consideration how many people ride in the delivery vehicles at one time. They may decide to split them up into multiple vehicles so they are not too close together. For certain companies like hair and makeup companies, they are wearing masks and washing their hands often since they have to get close to the clients in order to do their job.
Everyone reacts differently to all that is going on in the world. Some people are much more nervous about the situation than others. Companies should have conversations with their employees to make sure they are up for working in these conditions. It is important to continue to talk about these things and how to cope. It is not something that should be ignored.
If you are one who is very nervous about this situation, you may want to consider talking to someone about your feelings. Talkspace is a great option for online therapy to help you navigate through what you are feeling. It is easy to use, affordable, and effective.
One ongoing debate through this has been wedding cancellations and postponements. In many circumstances before this, this was something that was never allowed before. Now wedding pros are having to make adjustments to ensure that the engaged couple is able to move things around if they are not comfortable having their wedding during this time. Make sure your contract includes the ability to get your money back should your event be cancelled or postponed due to the Coronavirus.
There are also several other things that are now beginning to be required like vendors wearing masks at the event, using certain entrances, washing their hands before entering the building, not showing up if they have any COVID symptoms, and more.
Addressing Equipment Safety
No matter what, supplies and equipment have to be addressed. There are some pros who may be on site for quite some time, in this case they should be wearing masks to keep them and others safe. For photographers, they may want to think about starting to use a bigger lens so they can stay further away when taking photos. For DJ's they may change up their booths to protect them. Something they may do is add Plexiglas to their booth so people maintain their distance.
There are many events now being live streamed, because of that there are special event booths being made so that couple and the guests are able to pop in and say hi to the people who may have not been able to be there.