How to keep you and your guests safe

Undoubtedly the last few months have caused challenges, uncertainties, and stress for many people.  For those of you planning major events, particularly a wedding, there remains concerns about organising relatively large gatherings of people and ensuring all safety protocols are implemented and adhered to.

For all you brides and grooms at least there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel.  In the revised roadmap for reopening Ireland, since the end of last month gatherings of up to 50 people indoors and 200 people outdoors can take place and from July 20th weddings of up to 100 people indoors and gatherings of up to 500 people outdoors will be allowed.

David Clynch Photography has been capturing “the big day” for over 12 years. While we know that while many of you have postponed your wedding plans until 2021, some couples are still going ahead with their nuptials. Here are a few points we thought might help you to when planning your day to take a more cautious approach in the planning.

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Things to Consider when planning your day

If you plan on having your summer wedding this year you need to look at your guest list to see how many of your guests are vulnerable, will be unable to attend or if they will be able to travel from abroad.

For the ceremony ensure that the seating at the ceremony location respects social distancing rules by spacing out the seating for your guests.

With the traditional greetings of a kiss and a handshake no longer possible or advisable, it would be a good idea to forgo greeting guests at present for safety reasons.   You could instead arrange for your guests to wave or clap as you walk down the aisle as a greeting on the day.

If you need to postpone or reschedule your wedding, ask your venue for several dates, and also ask your existing suppliers if they are available. It is a good idea to include mid-week weddings as an option too. You may lose out on your deposit if the vendors are not available, but most will try their best to accommodate your new date. Communicate with your suppliers and remember the sooner you reach out to all involved the better.

Be sure to ask your suppliers about their protocol for your day and how they plan to do hair, make-up, photography, etc. Most businesses have COVID-19 protocols in place and would be happy to discuss with you.

So why not check with your photographer how they plan to shoot your day.  Reportage style photographers will shoot in documentary style and so will use longer lenses to get more intimate moments.  For bridal or groom preparations they would need to limit close contact to 15 minutes, use gloves and a mask when shooting indoors.

David Clynch Photography – Wedding Health & Safety Protocol

Here at David Clynch Photography the health, safety and wellbeing of our customers is of upmost importance to us. We have implemented a COVID-19 safety protocol, which includes monitoring the photographers temperature before the shoot; wearing a facemask and use of hand sanitiser when on location; every effort is made to keep the 2m distance at all times where possible on location and before and after every session the photography equipment is deep cleaned.

Planning your day in advance to work within the restrictions means that on the day you can relax knowing you will be able to enjoy your day.

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David is an award-winning wedding photographer with over 12 years’ experience.  He also was a finalist in the IPPVA Photographer of the Year three years in a row 2017, 2018 and 2019.

View some of David’s images on the Real Weddings page or by clicking on Gallery

If you want any more information about the packages we offer then contact David on 0879887557 or click on Wedding Photographer Contact.