Guest Post by INKAS® Security Services Ltd.
You spend months and months assisting your clients with planning the Big Day only to have it tainted by something you didn’t consider – security. Planning for wedding security is not an arduous task and can mean the difference between the day running smooth or it turning out to be a disaster. When considering Wedding security, there are four areas to focus on.
When broken down, Room Security consists of having security personnel present during the entire function. Security personnel can be either plain clothed or fully uniformed. It can be one guard or multiple guards. It simply comes down to assessing the number of guests vs. your clients’ budget. A simple rule of thumb is 1 guard per every 50 – 75 guests. The basic function of Room Security is to provide surveillance from the time the guests arrive through to departure. Typically Room Security personnel do not mingle with the guests. Their predominant function is to keep a watchful eye as the event unfolds.
Guest / Concierge Security:
Although this can be an extension of the Room Security, Guest/Concierge Security can take on a more active role. Their duties may include; mingling with the guests, providing information and direction, ushering throughout the event and escorting the guests’ to their vehicles when it is over. Your client may choose to have Guest/Concierge Security personify a presence (in full uniform) or act inconspicuous (suit or suit jacket).
Gift security is simply the secure method of ensuring that the gifts, proceeds, cards and donations are protected. The most effective way of doing this is to utilize a safe. The safe should be large enough so that an intruder (and occasionally a guest) does not walk away with it. The safe should have a depository feature that permits envelopes and donations to be dropped through a rotary slot on the top, as well as a combination/key chamber below that allows for later access. The safe should be large enough to securely house all of the envelopes from the event.
Armoured Car Services:
Gaining in popularity, this is a more specialized service that can work in conjunction with Gift Security. An armoured car company can pick up the safe or wedding proceeds at the end of the evening, store them overnight (or longer) and deliver them to a pre-determined location at a point in the future. The armoured car company can also offer storage while your clients go on their honeymoon, keeping the donations and proceeds safe while they are away.
Ideally, the safety of a wedding is a top priority and is often overlooked. Choosing one or more of these levels of security can certainly ensure that your clients’ day unfolds without any issues.
INKAS® offers a variety of Wedding Security Packages including all of the services mentioned above and can customize services to your needs. Please contact Debbie (416) 744-3322 ext. 262 or Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.