Given the state of emergency due to the spread of the Coronavirus in the world, we wish to inform you that the health of our employees, clients, and associates is our priority. Since the beginning of the national emergency in Costa Rica, we have participated in different conferences to receive the information and place ourselves at the forefront of information related to event protocols. It is our current commitment to be informed, and up to date, on both national and international levels. The world is changing, and we evolve as well.
The guidelines for wedding events in the future must adopt and follow the instructions of the Ministry of Health in Costa Rica, and the World Health Organization, and its recommendations. The new protocols are going to be created in accordance with the activities, services, and logistics of the event. The biosecurity aspects, as well with sanitation guidelines, will be well detailed and must be followed by all vendors, clients, and working staff.
During the pandemic times, it is very likely that the celebrations start with a reduced capacity, and that the outdoor venues are better option for sanitation than closed places with poor ventilation. The scope of each event must contemplate not only the guests but also the staff who are part of the operation of it (catering services, wedding planners, musicians, etc.). The Costa Rica government begins to open different activities. Social events for groups up to 30 people are allowed from June 1st, 2020.
All vendors who are part of the event assembly must follow the guidelines and protocols, working in detail the settings coordination with the planner, and at different times, to avoid the congestion of people in one place, at a set time. The event assembly logistics will be more precise and with more extended hours.
It is essential to mention that all the elements and installations to be used in the event must be sanitized before arriving at the event. Our commitment is to give strict follow-up to each of our associates and collaborators, to guarantee compliance with the security of the event during the prior assembly, during the event and the take-down process.
Last but not least, we must think about our guests coming to the events. The guest list should have more details than before. We have to mark groups of guests like seniors, people with previous health issues, and mark the social bubbles (people living together) to carry out the allocation of tables. The diagrams and table assignment must be made in advance and, if possible, be sent to the guests prior the event. The capacities of each table will be reduced to maintain physical distance, and between tables as well. The central element of the event will be the handwash points and availability of gel alcohol to use at all times.
Our couples and clients must communicate the security plan to the guests, looking for the appropriate ways to do it, especially since those who have symptoms of colds, flu, or allergies will not be able to attend. And it is imperative to follow the hygiene measures of handwashing, sneezing protocol, and physical distance, the latter being the most sensitive of all aspects of the event.
The physical distance between people or social bubbles must be respected, and it will be challenging to manage because we tend to forget to do it. It is our human nature to be social, and the display of affection with hugs is an essential expression in a social event such as a wedding.
However, in times of pandemic, we must adapt, take care of each other and continue celebrating love and life.