WPICC WEDDING FEATURE
From 2020, there have been many up and down obstacles with our industry due to the pandemic. For all of us, it’s been a difficult time. For an industry we absolutely love, not be able to create and plan someone’s day has been devastating.
One of the most important things that I have learned during this time was not being prepared with client questions due to the pandemic and having a contract that illustrated all necessary next steps if a situation like this were to happen. Our team at C’est Beau quickly learned that we had to quickly go over our business contracts as we evolve as a company and come up with a plan to ensure our clients were taken care of.
As a company, we had a force Majeure clause, however, we were “rolled with the punches,” when the pandemic hit not being prepared for postponements. Every company should have a “worst-case” business plan to ensure in cases like these, rest assured we are prepared for the worst circumstances. Thankfully, we postponed all weddings to 2021 with no additional fees in good faith. We now know it’s extremely important.
For anyone starting out in the industry, spend the money on a great contract and see a lawyer. This will ensure you and your business are completely protected.
As a planner who’s been in the industry for 10 years now, I’ve definitely learned a lot and will continue to as things rapidly unfold with the industry. Stay patient and hopeful that things will change and we will be able to get back into the industry stronger than ever!”
- WPICC BLOG