Hurricane Season

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Happy Tuesday Everyone!

As the summer humidity increases and that dreadful summer heat sinks into the southern Unites States, that only means one thing, hurricane season is approaching.

A lot of people ask me what they should do if their event is taking place during hurricane season in the south and my best advice is to have a plan B, C, and D. July and August are so extremely hot, and the weather is so unpredictable, I always suggest to my clients, if they can, to try and move their event to September or October, when the chances of extreme weather have decreased. I understand that many times it is not possible to move that event so I do suggest three things:

  1. Have an indoor event. Not only is it extremely hot, but the chances of rain and afternoon thunderstorms is usually 50-60% on a daily basis. Having an indoor event will create a cooler environment for your guests. With indoor events there will also be no need for an extra rain plan. And the food and décor will not be lost due to heat or rain.
  2. If an outdoor event is needed, have a rain plan. This usually consists of having a back up indoor venue or at least a tent that is large enough to fit all your guests.
  3. Get event insurance. When you are planning an event it is impossible to predict a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, but you can protect the event itself and the money you put into the event by getting event insurance. This insurance comes at a small price and will help tremendously if your event has to be cancelled because of severe weather.

The bottom line is, having an event in July and August at the beginning of hurricane season is very risky business, but it is not impossible. As long as you make smart decisions and have multiple plans prepared, then your event should be spectacular!

If you have any questions on how to plan an event during hurricane season feel free to reach out to goldenfete@gmail.com!

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