- RECENT EVENTS, TIPS, AND OTHER GOODIES -
March 20, 2020
By now, everyone has become an expert in how to deal with COVID-19 as a wedding professional. This has to be the oddest experience I have faced as a photographer and one where I am thankful that I have contracts and agreements in place with my clients, but one that makes it tough when dealing with a bride that is in tears due to her wedding day, the day she’s been dreaming about, needing to change because of a virus that is out of control.
This week I’ve had conversations with several clients because COVID-19 has reared its ugly head and caused a pandemic. At the moment, per the CDC gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited, restaurants are close, some restaurants are only allowing carry out, the malls are closed, and the worst part is that this will affect small businesses for months to come.
I sat quiet for a bit to see how I could be the best vendor I could for my couples that were facing changes to their wedding plans. It dawned on me to not go out and do something that wasn’t authentic to who I am as a person and business owner. Instead, I decided to do what I think I would want my wedding vendor to do if I were getting married. Here are a couple of ways I showed up for my clients:
I think it’s great to seek advice on how to handle unfamiliar situations, but don’t forget to incorporate your “frosting” as a reminder to your clients on why they hired you. Stay safe friends!