We are so excited for the world to start opening again but we know that things won’t look the same as they always did. We have made some changes at Pink Peony Weddings & Events to keep you and our staff safe.
All clients will be required to sign a COVID waiver before their wedding day. Below is a link to the waiver so you can read it ahead of time!
Action Steps for Pink Peony Weddings & Events Employees
PPWE Preparedness Plan
All employees will be required to abide by the following:
• PPWE staff members will have their hair up and pulled back for the entirety of your event to avoid touching our faces.
• PPWE staff members will be required to wash their hands hourly or after direct contact with the client or guest, food & drink, and after using the restroom even if it's to change or to check on restroom supplies.
• PPWE staff members will be required to wear gloves when handling food, beverages, or any item used for food or beverage service by a guest.
• PPWE staff members will wear masks throughout the entire event.
• PPWE staff members will stay home if they are feeling sick or are affected by COVID-19. We will have an on-call employee for each event in case your assigned planner gets sick.
For up to date information on COVID-19 for the state of MN click here.
There are a lot of things that are “guidelines” and “encouraged” but as of November 10th, here are the items that are required to have your event in MN:
PREPAREDNESS PLAN - All businesses who are operating a non-essential business have to have a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, and each event has to have a Preparedness Plan with a Plan Administrator. Ask to see each of your vendor’s plans, and work with your planner, caterer and venue to create your event plan, which needs to be posted/available at the event.
FOOD SERVICE - Food needs to be served in accordance with current guidelines from the MN Department of Health. If you are planning on any kind of self-service food or beverage area, it must have someone monitoring the area for sanitizing and social distancing must be maintained in the area. You should just plan on having all food and beverages served by catering staff or bartenders, or have individually packaged items.
CAPACITY - As of 11/27/20 all gatherings are limited to 50 people and after 12/11/20 they are limited to 25 guests. There is no end date currently known as of today.
SEATING - Tables must be limited to be 4 people total, or 6 people if they are part of the same household. A head table cannot be filled with people from numerous different households. You cannot have 7-12+ chairs at any table for any reason. Kids and babies count as a whole person. So yes, two different couples from two different households can be at one table, but three different couples from three different households cannot.
MASKS - Masks are required at any venue that is a business. If your venue is charging you money to be there, they are a business. Masks are required for anyone indoors who is not actively eating or drinking, or receiving a personal service, like getting makeup put on. This includes anytime you are moving around the space, going to the bathroom, getting a drink from the bar, etc. Masks are required for any workers or staff when outdoors and not able to maintain a distance of six feet or more. Masks are strongly encouraged outdoors for anyone who cannot maintain social distance.
CURFEW- All events must conclude by 10:00pm and all guests must depart as of 11/13/20.
Q: Are masked required during dancing?
A: Yes, dancing is a very high risk activity and we recommend forgoing one all together. First and family dances are great and you could also consider having your DJ do a trivia or other fun distanced activity.
Q: Are masks required for the wedding party, couple and officiant during wedding ceremonies?
A: No, but are strongly recommended. Ceremonies fall under ceremony and speaker exceptions. Social distancing is required.
Q: My wedding is a private event, so doesn’t that make it exempt from all these rules?
A: No, it does not because you have many businesses involved in your event who DO have to follow all of these rules. All responsible vendors want to keep you and all of your guests safe, they want to keep themselves and their staff safe, and they are unable to bend the rules for any reason. Vendors who violate these rules face fines ranging from $1,000-$25,000.
We, along with your other vendors, understand that this is not the wedding you planned. However, if you are choosing to move forward with it this year, we want to help you be fully prepared to follow the current rules & mandates, and to have your venue and vendors follow them as well. Health and safety of all involved is our number one goal!
Please reach out to us with any questions you may have. We are here for YOU!