In addition, we’d like to share a few tips from Christa Graham, owner of Christa Graham Weddings & Events to help couples planning weddings and those with other events pending navigate this difficult time.
For couples or individuals with a wedding or event planned:
Don’t automatically assume you have to cancel your entire wedding or event. You do have other options. Consider the following factors before making a decision:
Once you have a general idea of the situation, consider your options such as:
Continue with your wedding on your chosen date. If you choose to continue getting married as planned, you may have to shorten your guest list to below the current CDC-recommended gathering size. Also, check with each of your vendors to see what their policies are in regard to cancellations and if they are continuing to provide services.
Be flexible and creative. Think of all the “touchpoints” at a wedding or event and try to come up with alternate ideas that minimize the transfer of germs.
If your event is small, you could also consider holding it virtually using a video conferencing tool such as Google Hangouts, Zoom or Facebook Live.
Reschedule your wedding or event. If you can’t keep your date at your current venue, or the CDC guidelines prevent your event from happening altogether, now is the time to take action to talk to vendors and make alternate arrangements. Given the severity and nature of the situation many vendors are going to be more than understanding, especially if you make arrangements to use their services in the future.
Think through your options. Be flexible. Get creative!”
Author: The Guest Table