Planning Weddings & Events in Uncertain Times
Did you know that over 2 million people get married each year in the United States? In fact, since the country began to shut down in March and April, over 500,000 weddings were supposed to have taken place. Now that restrictions in New York are easing, and the worst of the pandemic appears to have passed, how do you plan for a party or an event not knowing what might happen? We have some tips.
Plan for an Outdoors Event
The CDC guidelines notes that it is safer to hold an event outside, because you can practice social distancing more effectively and keep everyone safe. If you are getting married or throwing a party, you need to think about an outdoor venue. Luckily, we have some great weather during this time of the year, and it would be a good time to host an outdoor event.
Think About Sanitizing and Safety
You are going to have to have a plan for safety and sanitizing because of the pandemic. Consider how your guests could wash their hands, and how you will sanitize surfaces to keep your guests safe. You may also have to have a smaller, more intimate guest list due to guidelines on gatherings, which are still restricted.
One important detail not to be missed. You will need to rethink how you are going to serve your guests food and drink during your event. The buffet table is a scary proposition right now due to the pandemic. You will need to think about having food and drinks delivered to tables, because this minimizes contact with other people. Think about having guests choose which foods and beverages they want beforehand, so that you can control the number of surface touches people make.
With a little more thinking and planning, you can still have the event you want to have, even in the midst of a pandemic.
When you’re ready to plan your next event, I hope you’ll give us a call at 631.357.3561.