How are you ?
Hope you are all keeping safe and well.
Covid-19 has certainly made a huge impact and has brought very distressing times to the hospitality sector for both clients and industry professionals. We have seen, clients being out of pocket due to no fault of there own, very few client who took wedding or events insurances ( Some were also giving indemnities for pandemics if taken out prior to this episode) , controversy over contracts, venues and suppliers going into liquidation, and most importantly social distancing has brought our whole industry to a stand still with only exceptionally small weddings being allowed at present for up to 10 people.
Clients and Industry professionals are tearing there hair out, waiting for the government to give further clarity as to when things may resume. I would love your responses to this all important question. The questions being at present are........ When ? How ? What If ?
If I had to give a point of view on this, I would say....
Weddings and Events will not be back in full swing until the beginning of the year, I know it is hurting us all, however I feel we need to follow the government guidance being given. There is a lot governing around social distancing which I feel in this current crisis is for the best, and I believe we will see a lot of changes in this area in the future.
What does the future hold for the Industry ?
What are your views on this matter...
My views are there will be a lot of changes, which I feel will be for the very best. I feel venues will need to adapt and may need to be more flexible with clients, I feel wedding and events insurance to cover family deaths and venue and supplier liquidation and more will become mandatory for anyone holding a special occasion at a venue. I feel many in the industry have also been very stayed for a long time, and I would like to think that people can move forward with the times. What may be on the cards is regulation within the industry also, which I feel may be a very good thing. I also feel that venues need to ensure that every wedding or events professional who comes onto there premises including the likes of hair and make up, do declare there insurances at least one to two months prior to the event. I would also also like to see more people supporting each other outside there own networks and being more teamwork orientated with a smile and passion at weddings and events.
Anyway enough from me now !!!
I would love to have some comments from you on this blog, which we can all share.....
If I can be of assistance with any of my professional services, I would be delighted to help all and everyone.