The natural method of evaluating a vendor is based on their experience. How many years have they been in business? How many events have they done? We all ask these questions when sifting through the vast planners, caterers, photographers, florists, DJs and more. But in truth, does anyone have more experience than another in executing a Corona Event?
The amazing thing about people is that they love to celebrate happy occasions. Weddings, Mitzvahs, births and birthdays create some of the most memorable experiences. Covid 19 has caused a dramatic pause in celebrations and people are yearning to press play.
Based on the constant shift of regulations, celebrations have been at the forefront of discussion. Whatever we know at one moment can completely change in the next. “How long should a couple wait to get married?” “Will things begin to open up if we wait a few more weeks to celebrate our sons Bar Mitzvah?” Clients have been reaching out with questions like these assuming that I would have the magic answer. Unfortunately, nobody knows the right answer. But here are some tips that have helped my clients and I and may help you.
· Think of new ways to celebrate.
Have you always dreamt of throwing your child a big bash for their Mitzvah? Now may not be the right time for events like these, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate. It is time to think beyond the norm and come up with a new way. Think outside the box. For some ideas, feel free to reach out to me to discuss what we can create.
· Do what is best for you.
Last year you may have felt the need to invite your father’s brother’s cousin to your affair. Well let me tell you, the rules have changed. It is time to do what is best for you, your family and your budget.
· Plan big, but hire small.
Have you had your eye on a small florist on social media and wondered if they could accommodate a large-scale event? Events have been scaled down due to the pandemic, so now is the perfect time to work with your smaller scale vendors. They may not be able to cater for 600 guests, but with the new regulations in place they could be the perfect new and unique vendor for you.
· If you feel lost or overwhelmed, hire a planner.
Planning a celebration is a full time job. Some people may have the skills to plan an event on their own but as you know, things are different now. Regulations change daily, even sometimes hourly, and you never know what curveball will be thrown at you when planning over a certain period of time. Why not hire a helping hand to stand by you in case your venue suddenly closes two weeks before your wedding? Better to have someone who has faced these issues before on your team to prepare for Plan B and sometimes even Plan C or D. In reality, this is our full time job and we are happy to do the work for you.
Remember, just because your Plan A may not be an option anymore, you can still celebrate happy occasions this year and next. I guarantee that the unique memory will still last a lifetime.