Wedding Contingency Plan: The Breakdown Being Presented To Parliament
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Our Founder, Wendy El Khoury has been working with Suppliers and Couples in preparing a contingency plan for Weddings in 2020.
This will be presented to a series of Parliamentarians including Shadow Minister Chris Bowen. Here’s hoping we receive a much needed clear roadmap to #saveourweddings!
Suggestions included in the contingency plan have come from both the Couples and the Wedding and Events Industry. This illustrates that to make a difference, we need to have a collective voice. Both business owners and couples need to step up and vocalise the financial, emotional and mental impact toll. We need a plan. We need clarity. Just like the beauty and hospitality and industries have received.
On Wednesday night, Wendy went live from our Facebook Group ‘Wedded Wonderland Group’, to reveal what she has been working on, to #SaveOurWeddings.
This is the contingency plan that Wendy will be presenting to the to New South Wales’ Shadow Minister for Health.
Weddings will incorporate:
The use of temperature checks.
The use of sanitisation stations.
The presence of a manager, who will be responsible for monitoring the wedding from a health and safety standpoint.
The elimination of shared cutlery and crockery around buffets, and shared platters on tables.
The provision of details of all attendees.
The ‘COVID Safe’ application, downloaded by all guests.
The allowance of the cultural aspect of celebration
No restrictions on dancing.
Regarding the 4 square metre rule…
“We want your weddings to play out, and we need to make it clear that a wedding is a celebration, which includes dancing and family. I don’t think many people are going to agree in proceeding with their wedding, if there are 100 restrictions. People are not likely to want a sit-down, one-hour dinner wedding.”
“We are wanting a roadmap to ensure that you can have the wedding that you set-out to have, in a time frame that the Government is allowing. We understand that there need to be health and safety measures that need to be in place.”
“We deserve an easing of restrictions, just like everyone else. But before everything, we need to be aware of the possible ramifications in the event that there is an outbreak at a wedding. What will the impact be on the Wedding and Events Industry?”
“We’re living in a new world and we need to be mindful of what our Parliamentarians and Health Officials are saying. We also need to be mindful of the fact that the Industry is in limbo as well, and so many business owners don’t have the answer. But we deserve an answer. We deserve a roadmap to alleviate the apprehension. I’m not going to stop until this happens.”