(Show Notes: Season 1, Episode 2)
This is the summary of the second episode of the How to Event Podcast, Pandemic Planning: Cancellation Alternatives! While cancellation or postponement of a wedding or special event is a common decision in today’s pandemic climate, there are other options. Many couples and event hosts have opted to re-imagine their events and maintain the original date rather than resorting to pushing it off or – canceling it altogether.
“According to The Knot’s global research, most engaged couples whose weddings have been impacted by COVID-19 are not cancelling their weddings (92% globally, 93% in the US), and are rescheduling for either later this year, 2021, or not making any changes at this time” (BusinessWire, 2020)
This second episode installment in the Pandemic Planning Mini-Season focuses on various event cancellation alternatives. Specifically, I discuss:
For more recommendations for how to safely host a large gathering during the pandemic, check out this article from Special Events Magazine/Blog that covers this topic in detail
It is extremely important to be mindful of the impact that COVID-19 can have on a group event and I encourage you to be responsible and keep the best interests of your guests in mind. If you are located in an area where there have been spikes of the virus, the smartest option may be to cancel or postpone for the safety of your guests and the staff that will be servicing your event. If it is determined that continuing to move forward with the original date is safe enough, then if you get creative, there are endless event cancellation alternatives to take advantage of.
Season 1, Episode 3 (coming July 8th, 2020) will go over the process of postponing your event and how to safely change the date, while maintaining as much of the original plans as possible!