2020 - the year of cancelled "everything"
There is still a lot of 2020 left to go, so let's hope not. I don't want to have to explain to my grand daughter why Santa isn't coming because he doesn't want to get Covid-19. However, many of my clients cancelled their proms, graduations, sweet 16s, corporate award ceremonies, family reunions and weddings because they did not want to risk getting their friends or family sick, nor themselves.
This is great, however, heart breaking at the same time, these are once in a lifetime events, you can't go back and have your senior prom after you've left for college or turn 16 again. We of course can do the family reunions or weddings next year or later this year, but someone who was alive for the scheduled date in March, April, May, June or July may not still be with us on the rescheduled date. Jennifer Lane Events takes precautions to make sure that we are instrumental in the planning and coordinating of your events, with over 30 years of experience and expertise, as well as making sure that we are providing safety for those who are attending.
Events of a smaller number
Or same number of guests of our usual events, but held in much larger facilities to ensure that there is a 6-10 foot space between people.
Hand shakes are not recommended, but we are creative and can come up with another greeting that makes you & your guests feel welcome.
Hugs are definitely not recommended, which is hard, since I am a hugger.
2. When one of these options are not available, doing your event virtual
Providing hand sanitizer stations
Disinfecting venue space, linens, decor and props etc before and after the event
Ensure that staffing is not sick and has not been around someone who has
Making sure that there are ways to wash hands for 20 seconds while at the event
Taking everyone’s temp upon arrival
Having waivers for guests to sign
Sit down meals for you & your guests, instead of having 8-10 people per large round table, we suggest no more than 4 people per table. Yes, there’s a lot of extra unused space this way, but, the goal is not to send anyone home sick.
Is this the new normal? It is true that events and night life probably won’t return to normal until a vaccine is produced and available to the public. In that aspect, however, we can make sure that you and your guests are safe.