by Lesley Pinder, WPICC, of Lesley Pinder Wedding and Events You have met the couple, heard the vision and you’ve been hired. Contract signed and the wedding planning is well underway for a multicultural destination wedding. Then without any warning, forethought or prelude…. here comes the COVID-19 Pandemic; a deadly contagious virus that has beenRead More
Whether you’re a new planner, just beginning to build your portfolio, or are more established with years of experience under your belt, chances are you’ll participate in a style shoot at some point in your career. After all, style shoots play a huge part in our industry and seem to go along with running a wedding business.
It was definitely a week-long celebration! The bride incorporated some of the traditional Chinese wedding elements into their wedding celebrations. Time was set aside to have the bride’s hair combed before her wedding day. It symbolizes the transition from childhood to adulthood.
Let’s be honest, no one really wants to wear any PPE and/or makeshift type-of-face covering, but with the “new normal,” quickly becoming…well…normal, the world economy starting to reopen, is under great economic pressure. As professionals, we need to do what we can to keep yourself, your family, and your community safe.
While the pandemic has changed what weddings will look like for the near future, it definitely doesn’t mean that a wedding this year should be any less special and beautiful than pre-Covid weddings. In fact, these upcoming “micro-weddings” will often feel even more heartfelt and emotional than weddings of the past because now, absolutely nothing is taken for granted.
By: Caryn Lim, WPICC, DWC of A Timeless Celebration Due to Covid-19, your original wedding plans for this year might have been ruined. However, you are determined to tie the knot and nothing can stop you. Just because you are forced to have an intimate wedding, it doesn’t mean you cannot have a top-notch celebration.Read More
Whilst most wedding planners are trying to curate a more intimate wedding experience for our couples; it is imperative that we prepare ourselves for the ‘new normal’ in order to keep our guests and clients safe and adhere to the regulations. We have the responsibility to take a collective approach to mitigate against the spread of COVID-19.
While it seems that everything to do with weddings is on hold, you can take advantage of a silver lining in this downtime, this is the perfect time to get everything done that you have always said you were going to do.
Here is a list of things that you can do for your wedding business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sue Morris, CMP, WPICC is an event manager and owner of Essemm Events & Communication Inc. She also is a part-time instructor at Centennial College in the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts. She was certified with WPIC in 2009 and began instructing with them in 2011. She is a certified meeting professional (CMP) and has also completed a Masters of Arts in Creative Events Management from Falmouth University. She is also a self-professed wedding and event trade show fanatic.