Non-Negotiable COVID-19 Business Policies for Wedding Planners
While we are dealing with all of the COVID-19 madness, we are sharing 10 concrete boundaries to include in your business policies or in your wedding planning contract regarding COVID-19. As always, you should consult with a lawyer as we are not giving legal advice here.
COVID-19 Business Policy Examples for Event Planners:
We do not take guest temperatures or manage temperature taking stations.
We do not ask guests about symptoms, exposure, or testing before, during, or after the event.
We do not manage the guest count or rotation of guests in and out of the event.
We abide by all current local laws and mandates and will not break any laws regarding COVID or other restrictions in place on the day of the event.
Our staff will wear masks for the duration of the event and may wear other personal protective gear as deemed necessary by XYZ Events on the day of the event.
We do not enforce social distancing between guests and strongly suggest hiring a service to assist with this at the event.
We do not clean or sanitize any part of the event space before, during, or after the event. We are happy to provide recommendations for on-site cleaning services to provide this.
To mitigate COVID exposure to our staff, we do not transport client or guest personal property to or from the event. This includes, but is not limited to, decorations, gifts, favors, and food.
We may ask guests to complete a contract tracing form as they arrive at the wedding.
If the safety of XYZ staff could be compromised before or during your event, XYZ events can terminate our contract and immediately discontinue planning and/or event management services. While this is unlikely to occur, details regarding the discontinuation of services and payments are outlined in our event planning contract.
If the event is rescheduled, postponed, or canceled, XYZ Events will charge for additional time to perform services necessary to reschedule, adjust, postpone, or cancel an event. Details regarding the additional fees are outlined in our event planning contract.
Feel free to use any or all of these to set expectations and boundaries in your wedding and event planning business. These can be added as an addendum to current contracts and used for future planning contracts.
Important reminder: This is not legal advice. I strongly advise you to seek the advice of a lawyer to ensure you and your business are sufficiently protected. The peace of mind and stress relief from having these types of policies in place is priceless.
You are in charge of your business. You get to decide what services you will and will not provide.
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