In over 20 years of events and weddings, I’ve never experienced anything to the level of COVID-19 and I have LOTS of stories to share. Actually, it was ALL of those stories and education that prepared me for today’s current uncertainties. We used several of our past experiences to prepare our clients, couples and vendors throughout the months of quietness.
Before the very first announcement from our local NC governor, Master Wedding Planner, Jennifer Ball (JB) sent out a 4-page PDF calming our KYAE clients as to how we foreseen the next few weeks even year. Within hours, the governor advised the 100 person event cap which JB had already recommended for any events for the next year.
Watching closely, researching, listening and learning on April 4, 2020 JB sent out a 16-page PDF to clients and couples planning events over the next year. We also updated all of our payment plans to assist all of our couples survive the next immediate months. We worked with vendors mentoring them on how to handle their clients’ cancelations and encouraging postponing.
On May 11, 2020 JB developed her version of safety measures during weddings IF & WHEN they were safe to continue. Feel free to download these helpful tips and advice to create safe ideas and possibilities. Please note NONE of these are FDA or government approved but are the intellectual property of Jennifer Ball & Knot Your Average Events. We look forward to safely hosting weddings and events soon!
If you are wondering, Jennifer Ball MWP, owner of Knot Your Average Events took the extra step and was fully vaccinated with the “one & done” Johnson & Johnson shot on March 10, 2021. Due to traveling often to her second office in the Caribbean, being in close contact with her couples and in large gatherings she wanted to take the extra precaution to protect not only her family but yours too.
We, KYAE as a company must follow all government guidelines and protocols due to our insurance policies not covering our company IF we go against government guidelines/advisories/regulations. (Most companies are learning about this clause and are forced to follow the guidelines in order to protect their assets and business they have worked so many years to create, develop and protect.)
As of today, we successfully & safely completed 16 weddings during the Pandemic by sticking with guy, following mandates, offering safety guidelines and building trust with our couples and families. We hosted weddings all over NC, Jamaica and St. Lucia in 2020. We assisted several couples travel to the Caribbean for their honeymoons, vow renewals and anniversary celebrations. I, Jennifer Ball traveled 4 times between October and April to St. Lucia and Jamaica and continue to travel often to keep up with safety procedures and protocols.
We are still offering guidance and we still have a few remaining 2020 weddings on our 2021 calendar as we promised to be with them every step of the way. Although, some have lost venues and vendors along the way… we will be there to celebrate with them!
We debated taking this page down, but I believe it shows how much we care for our clients, respect their day and shows how we built trust when the world was a scary place. We would love to chat with you about your special day and how we can either re-create it if it’s a 2020 take TWO or how to have a safe wedding or event in the years to come.
Knot Your Average Events
Based in Whitsett, NC | Serving Worldwide
Phone: (910) 617-2271
Hours of Operation
Mon: 11am - 4pm (EST)
Tues: 11am - 7pm (EST)
Weds: 10am - 12pm (EST)
Thurs: 11am - 7pm (EST)
Fri: 11am - 7pm (EST)
Sat: Events or by appointment
Sun: By appointment only