The past 8 weeks of quarantine have been unprecedented for everyone. There have been many sad, frustrated and hollow conversations that answers cannot be provided for. I have been taking this time to listen to webinars and attend zoom calls with industry professionals. As much as our job requires us to provide answers to our clients, we simply are just able to gather as much as we can and provide the best guidance as possible with that information. This is definitely the time that I wish there was a clear and definite answer. Unfortunately, as we all know, the information is changing daily. I do feel confident that the members of this industry are working hard daily to help each other out. We definitely are better when working together.
I absolutely appreciate that there are much bigger things happening in this world which my heart goes out to, however, a special place in my heart will go out to the couples who have been affected. What should have been a wonderful and exciting time, found itself with sadness and uncertainty. Yes, every bride deserves a collective cry and/or scream.
Another special part of my heart goes out to my fellow small businesses and their owners affected by this. We are finding out right now that we need to dig deeper in a much different way then we have had to do in the past to stay with our passion of this industry. We are stronger when we are together and we will come out stronger when this is over. We surely have come to the understanding that events will have a ‘new normal’ when normal resumes. There will be a new set of policies to learn about and we will do it to ensure the safety of all the guests and employees who make weddings and events happen. We will reach levels of success by providing patience, grace, determination and education to ourselves and our staff while not sacrificing the utmost level of service to our clients. This will definitely be a marathon and not a sprint.
Below is a list of the Texas government requirements to date (and as mentioned they will most likely change). If you have anything you would like to add, feel free to do so.