Over the last several months, countless events have been canceled in an attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. With some states slowly considering reopening, a new normal will be defined as events begin happening again. What should you expect for the future of events? Here are a few things to keep in mind as we move forward:
Events in the foreseeable future will remain small and locally based. The footprint of events will need to be larger to accommodate for social distancing and will take place outdoors, allowing people to spread out. The use of pre-registration and check-in stations are encouraged to keep track of how many guests are attending an event. Take advantage of our chair, table, and lounge furniture rentals as they can be strategically placed to ensure your guests maintain proper social distancing.
Technology will be a key component both before and during any future events. Through the use of websites and social media, you can maintain clear communication with guests, letting them know about any guidelines or restrictions that are set in place regarding the event. It is becoming increasingly popular to host hybrid events, where a small group of people attend the event itself and others attend virtually by using live streaming. Mobile apps and social media play a big part in bringing life to an event. Using hashtags and sharing photos or videos is a great way to keep everyone in the loop, even if they are unable to attend.
Setting in place new safety measures is a must at any future events. Providing handwashing stations, hand sanitizer, gloves, and masks will help your guests feel safe as well as help to keep the venue clean. Depending on your event, you might consider having a dedicated cleaning crew to regularly sanitize any high traffic areas such as restrooms, tables, chairs, etc. If your event takes place outdoors, we now offer luxury restroom trailers for rental.
No one can know for certain when, or if, events will ever be the way that they used to. For the time being, the aforementioned aspects can be expected at events. At Grimes Events & Party Tents, we are here to help you prepare for your next event while ensuring safety. Contact us today at 561-853-8368 so that we can help you navigate this new norm.