"I was planning an event. Now what?"
That’s the question on a lot of people’s minds right now. In the event world, we live and die by contracts, cancellation deadlines, deposits – all those big scary words that make canceling your company picnic, family day or other company event more than a small pain in the butt.
In our 20 years of experience, we’ve seen a lot and we’ve made it through a lot with our clients. So we just want to take a second to say that at the end of the day, what’s most important to us is the health, safety and happiness of all our clients and their employees, our employees, vendors, contractors, and of course all their families and communities.
Safety has always been and will always be, our number one priority.
With that in mind, it’s understandable that so many large events are getting postponed and even canceled. We’re here to try and make your event woes a little less heavy. Below are a few things to keep in mind when considering how to move forward with your event plans.
1. Check with your event company or venue on their policy. They may be flexible.
Of course ask about cancellation policies, but you can also look at possibly reserving more than one date. For example, if you have a June picnic and are worried that social distancing measures may still be warranted by then, ask your provider to hold an additional date later in the fall for you to choose from. Here at GOAT, we do everything in our power to be flexible. Always have, always will.
2. Try to break your event crowd up into smaller chunks, if possible.
This only makes sense for some kinds of events. If your event gets pushed out months, yet that time rolls around and you are still concerned about having 1,000 people all in the same large space, you could look at having 200 come during X time frame and 200 come during Y time and so on. This all depends on recommendations from the CDC and local health officials at the time your event is being hosted.
3. Figure out a way to make the fun come to you (rather than the other way around).
Event companies with inflatables, games, rides and food can literally pack up and host for you anywhere! On your private grounds, in a rented park, anywhere!!!!!
4. If and when you do have the event, make use of sanitation implements like hand washing stations and hand sanitizer.
This is not the end of the world. This too shall pass. But no matter when you have your event, good hygiene is always important. At GOAT Events, we always take sanitation very seriously. We have always made handwashing stations available to all our clients. And we’re taking extra precautions through the rest of the season to ensure all our guests are safe and happy.
GOAT Events is a family-owned business, so we understand many of you are worried about more than just your event plans. But we’ve been hosting events for a long time, and we know how much stress just the thought of having to cancel plans for a major event can bring. We can help take some of that stress out of your life right now so you can focus on what really matters.
Give us a call.