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Postponing Events Due to COVID-19

It is okay to feel overwhelmed right now! We are here to help you decide what is best for your events during the coronavirus pandemic.

It is safe to say everyone is on edge right now as communities react to the impact of the COVID-19. Businesses and schools are shutting down and at-home work policies are being put into place. It is also causing a strain on the hospitality industry. We are closely monitoring the situation and all updates, but we understand that our clients are faced with the difficult decision to postpone or cancel their events.

First thing is first….BREATHE. You are not alone in this uncharted territory! Every hour things are changing and as a vendor in the hospitality industry I can assure you we all are working around-the-clock to consult with clients and other vendors. If you have an event in the next few months it would be a safe bet to contact all your vendors as soon as possible. Explore your options, understand any new regulations that may be put into place and understand how your big day may be impacted. Review contracts and create a back up plan. Ultimately, the decision is up to the clients but also be aware of the CDC recommendations. Right now, the CDC recommends postponing events with 50 or more guests within the next eight weeks.

If you make the decision to reschedule, keep in mind all other events during this timeframe are in the same boat so my advice is to move quickly and lock in a new date. Be sure to get in touch with your guests if you choose to postpone your event so that they can cancel any travel arrangements they may have booked already.

At Glen Erin Golf Club, if you have an event that falls in this time period and are looking to postpone your event there are no penalty fees. Contracts will stay as is, and we will simply adjust the date for you. If you choose to cancel your event please note that you will lose your non-refundable deposit. This falls under our contract clause “Force Majure”. 

Please consider postponing versus cancelling – the hospitality industry is on your side and will do whatever we can to help our clients and make this a smooth transition!

Stay healthy,

Glen Erin Golf Club

The Difference Between A Venue Coordinator And A Wedding Planner

The infamous question that many couples wonder…….what is the difference between a venue wedding coordinator and a wedding planner?! Is there really a difference?! The answer is….YES!

I have been wanting to write about this topic for a while now because sometimes the expectations of the venue are more along the lines of what an independent wedding planner would be hired to do. There are many different opinions on this topic, however, all you need to do is ASK the question when you tour the venue. It all starts with a simple conversation…

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Everything You Need To Know If Your Friend Is Officiating Your Wedding

1. Check the legalities of having your friend officiate

Each state, county, or even city has its own rules on who is allowed to make your union official. Check with the county clerk on what you need to do! 

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