F . A .Q.
how the Corona virus WILL affect your wedding ?
All week clients and industry professionals have been asking us about how the Corona virus will, if at all, affect their wedding. There is no point hiding behind the illusion that Corona virus isn’t going to affect things, because it will, whether we want to ignore it and hope it goes away or not. At the same time, there is no need to panic!.
So, how can this affect your wedding?
Firstly, you or guests may be asked to self-quarantine at the time of the wedding.
Second, Travel restrictions may be put in place across the country, which may mean many guests will be unable to attend. Although it’s likely only a small number of towns will be quarantined during the early stages of the spread to slow its progress and relaxed as the infection takes hold. Once it’s taken hold, there is little point imposing quarantine areas because it’s better to avoid large scale economic and social impact.
Public Travel could be limited due to under staffing, understaffed because of illness from infected employees,
With regards to the venue in the worst case, the venue may go into lockdown if an outbreak has been detected. We have seen many hotels and cruise ships across the world be put into instant lockdown if an outbreak of cases is confirmed.
At the lesser end if the only few cases are confirmed from a previous guest and the venues don’t go into lockdown it will be closed for a deep clean at the minimum and the staff will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days if they came into contact with the infected person, meaning the venue may be closed for a period of time.
The above means you, or guests, suppliers, or the venue itself may not be able to attend the wedding.
There is also a gap in the supply chain, things like wedding dresses can often be made in china, well they simply will not arrive, so try to source everything locally.
However, we are British and we must accept this and carry on regardless right?
Well, yes, but there are measures you can take to protect yourself financially in case the worst should happen, and also keep you, and your guests safe. We must stress that the actual chances of your wedding being CANCELLED are low, it’s more likely a few guests may not be able to attend, but some weddings WILL be cancelled, here is what to do if yours is.
Firstly, get wedding insurance.
You might not like the idea that the worst could happen and the whole day called off, but without scaremongering, it’s a real possibility for some if you are unfortunate to have an infection at the wrong place at the wrong time. Now, of course, many weddings will go ahead fine, but you don’t want to be one of the weddings where it doesn’t, so being prepared is better than hoping.
Get wedding insurance that covers illness, venue closures, supplier illnesses, etc (make sure you ask the insurance specifically about the effect of the coronavirus and what it covers, don’t just take one out and hope, please ask the questions and make sure they will cover you) - and don’t wait, because its highly likely insurers will be changing their policy.
If the worst should happen, at least you can recoup your money and set another date for when things have improved, we know it’s not a good thought, but it is surely better than having to call off the wedding
AND have lost thousands of pounds in the process.
Wash your hands.
If everyone in the country washed their hands every hour, this virus wouldn’t take hold in the UK at all, it’s that simple. Protect yourself and your family by washing your hands like you have OCD.
But, as mentioned the above is a worst-case. From our understanding it WILL have an impact across the country, it already has, but we don’t think it will bring the country to a standstill.
Unfortunately, we can’t make the virus disappear, but we can make your wedding look beautiful !
Q; How do I book with Sweet Buds Chair Cover & venue Styling ?
A: Please contact us in the first instance so we can check availability and your event location. This can be done by using our website contact form, emailing ; [email protected] or by telephone 07515101126
Q; What is included in your price ?
A: Your order may incur a small mileage charge which will be included in your quotation.
Q; Are there any extra charges?
A: Sweet Buds are required to charge an extra dismantling charge where we are required to attend a venue at/or after 12 midnight. This usually applies when a customer is using a hired village hall/community centre and the premises need to be vacated that evening.
Q; Can I have more than one organza sash per chair ?
A: Yes you can, you can have two different coloured organza sashes per chair at an extra charge of 35p per chair
Q: Do you require a deposit with my order ?
A: Yes, we do require a 40% non-refundable (save the date) deposit which holds your event date for you.
Q: How do I pay for my order ?
A: We accept Bank transfers (Internet Banking) or payment through PayPal. We also take all major Credit or Debit Cards.
Q: Do you offer a payment plan ?
A: After your deposit payment has been received you are welcome to pay amounts convenient for you, up until the date your final balance is due, which is 2 weeks before your event date.
Q: What area do you cover ?
A: We deliver/set up and collect free within a 15 mile radius of Camberley, Surrey. If your venue is outside this area then your order may incur a small mileage charge which will be included in your quotation.
Q: We do not know our final guest numbers yet ?
A: You can still go ahead with your booking on an estimated number. The final guest numbers should be made available to us when paying your balance 2 weeks prior to your event date at which time your balance payment can be adjusted accordingly.
Q: How do I know you have Chair Covers to fit the chairs at my venue ?
A: Our Stretch covers will fit almost any banquet chair without arms ! However, if we have not dressed at your venue before then we would arrange a visit prior to the event date to ensure the correct chair cover is used.
Q: Are we able to meet you in person ?
A: Yes, a convenient meeting can be arranged, preferably at your venue where we can bring along a chair cover and our sash colour samples for you to view.
Q: Do you offer a D.I.Y. service?
A: Yes, we offer a D.I.Y. service on our Stretch Covers ,Organza Sashes and some of are other products allowing the customer to collect from us & return to our Sweet Buds HQ in Camberley, Surrey.