I know you've heard the phrase "expect the unexpected". Well, that phrase has been used so often during these trying times of the pandemic. No one can predict how long this pandemic will go on even when people are getting vaccinated. When planning your wedding you want to be sure that you understand your agreement with the wedding venue. That's why we've compiled a list of 5 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue During Covid-19: A Quick Checklist for Chicago Brides.
1. Postponement Policy
If you haven't had to postpone your wedding already then you are one of the lucky ones. Understanding the postponement policy is on our list of 5 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue During Covid-19: A Quick Checklist for Chicago Brides. Knowing the postponement policy is very important when it comes to having to reschedule your wedding. You would want to know if there are any fees associated with the postponement and what dates that available to you.
2. Cancellation Policy
Just like the postponement policy. Another one of the 5 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue During Covid-19: A Quick Checklist for Chicago Brides is about their cancellation policy. Knowing what to do if you are unable to postpone your wedding and must choose instead to cancel is something that you should be sure to get clear about with your wedding venue.
3. Sanitation Procedures
You would want to keep your guests safe when they are attending your wedding festivities. Ask the venue about their sanitation policies and procedures. For instance, will sanitation stations be provided throughout the venue? How often will the restrooms be cleaned? Is the venue sanitized after each event at all touch points? What other sanitation procedures are in place to help keep you and your guests safe.
4. Food Service and Preparation
Another thing to consider is food service and preparation. Be sure to inquire about how the food and drink will be prepared and how it will be served at the reception. Many venues have chosen to have plated meals or buffet-style food served by catering staff. Some venues may serve individually wrapped or boxed meals. Does the venue require a limited number of people in the food prep area? Either way, you want to be clear about how the food will be served and prepared for you and your guests.
5. Social Distancing and Mask Requirements
It is important to know the social distancing and mask requirements of the wedding venue. Be sure to ask about the layout plans for guest seating. You would need to ask about how the floor plans will allow for social distancing during times guests are moving around the room and how social distancing will be maintained. Also, you should ask the venue about the mask requirements for guests as well as their staff members.
If you would like to learn more about our 5 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue During Covid-19: A Quick Checklist for Chicago Brides, contact us to speak to one of our wedding planning professionals.