The developments of COVID-19 has affected every industry across the world. Those that work in the creative, wedding, and events communities are especially affected.
With so much anxiety setting in for many, this prompted the need to share words of encouragement about what can be done by gathering advice from creatives and industry professionals.
Real rap. No chaser.
Whether you’re a creative, a bride that’s soon to be married, or someone hosting a big event in the future, this series will hopefully help someone out there.
Huge thank you to those who contributed words of wisdom and encouragement for this project. I hope that you not only enjoy, but learn something from each post.
Stay safe (especially at home!), and stay creative.
Today’s guest blogger is Miesha Jones, Owner and Principal Designer of Love Jones Designs. From corporate parties to product launches to birthday parties, Love Jones Designs specializes in creating fun, high-end, and imaginative social celebrations. Miesha has several years of experience of planning and producing parties and social events in Dallas, Houston, and in her native state of California.
“This is an everchanging situation, so flexibility is key. This situation will not last forever and what perfect way to come through it than with a celebration with those closest to you.
We are encouraging all of our clients to reschedule and not cancel! This approach benefits clients and our industry. We’ve devised a list of 5 things to help navigate the changes surrounding the events of COVID-19 at this time.
- Have a family discussion on rescheduling for this year or the next.
- Reach out to your planner. Know that we have your back. We want you to have your celebration and we want to support you. Let them know that you have to reschedule the date.
- Work with your planner and find an open date that works for you. Pick a new date and time. Take a deep breath and immediately feel relief. Mostly of my clients who have had to reschedule have picked dates later on in the year between September – November in order to give time for everything to heal.
- Reach out to the other vendors you have for your day such as a photographer, event designer, baker, entertainment artist, and florist with your new dates. If your planner has been helping you organize your event, they should be able to help you notify your guests of the updated changes.
- Devise a new event timeline to work with. If you have a planner, they can take over the correspondence to your group of vendors from here. They can also take on the task of navigating vendor contracts and deposits/refunds due to rescheduling.
Thank you to the following vendors for helping with the featured photos:
Venue: Chapel at Ana Villa
Calligraphy: Love Letters Handmade
Florals: My Designer Jacqueline