How COVID-19 Has Affected The Wedding And Event Industry
The most current and pressing matter is the COVID-19 and its impact on events with more than ten people. It is clear that the wedding and event industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and it will likely take a while for the industry to make a full recovery.
The wedding industry has also never encountered the likes of COVID-19. It is a ripple effect that is felt by all participating vendors, families, and bridal couples.
Weddings scheduled for April and May and possibly June of 2020 are being postponed. This impacts scheduling for all vendors booked for providing services to the wedding, and whether the venue will allow the event to be moved.
Currently, most wedding vendors are doing all they can to be accommodating. However, most businesses are at the mercy of the state they conduct business in. When it comes to businesses being in compliance, the Governor ordinances rule. This will impact an individual’s freedom to host weddings, so alternative planning is essential. The best rule of thumb during such unprecedented times is to be flexible, keep an open mind, and have patience, grace, and trust that things will work out.
As a full-service event design and planning firm, the biggest con for us is that we’ve never dealt with cancelations and postponements on this grand of a scale.
Fortunately, there are benefits of working with an experienced wedding planner, like Joan Day Weddings. We know how to make last-minute changes, ensure that all legalities in vendor contracts are binding and met and that our clients’ best interests are at the forefront.
At Joan Day Weddings, we keep our clients abreast of any changes that impact their particular wedding date and events surrounding it. We are proactively reaching out to all vendors and planning contingencies for weddings as late as August of 2020. We want to ensure that if one of our clients has to reschedule due to COVID-19, that we’ve thought about the scenario long before it becomes a reality.
As a high-end wedding and event planner in Columbia, SC, we are committed to providing quality services and bringing elegance, charm, and warmth to every event that we coordinate. Our knowledge of Southern hospitality, combined with our event planning expertise, creates an inviting experience for all.
While we specialize in wedding and event design, we also offer our professional services for social, corporate, and destination events. We even coordinate corporate and milestone events, such as charity galas, business grand openings, educational conferences, and press-oriented events, which includes the promotional components that enhance a company’s overall marketing objectives.
At Joan Day Weddings, our event planning packages include A La Carte (custom), Event Management, On-site Coordination, and Partial-to-Full Planning. With regards to pricing, we can customize a quote based on our clients’ specific needs and desires, and handling as much or as little of the event details as our clients would like.
We extend our full-service event design and planning services to clients across South Carolina’s major cities including Columbia, Greenville, Charleston, Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, Lexington, Rock Hill, Summerville, Camden, Newberry, North Augusta, and Charlotte, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas.
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