Woman faces challenging with wedding planning in the wake of COVID-19. Photo by Alex Arnold PhotographyAs the days go by during this new age of COVID-19, we are finding that we’re certainly in uncharted waters. When it comes to planning your wedding, it can be a very difficult time. We understand that you may be experiencing some strong emotions like sadness, loss, fear, and uncertainty.
Here at The Foothills Event Center, we want you to rest assured that we’re still thinking about your special day, too, and though we’re working from home, we are here to answer any questions we can. We also have some tips you may find helpful at this unprecedented time:

  • Stay calm and stay informed: Staying calm is key. Know that in time this situation will pass and we WILL be able to get back to business, it will just take time. Keep up with your favorite news source, and continue to follow the government mandates. Knowledge is power, so be sure you’re reading the stories that have factual information and not someone’s reaction to the situation. Use official resources to stay informed, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
  • Stay positive: Though it may be a challenge, try to stay positive. We all have a lot more time at home now, so think of all the things you can do with your time to stay productive.
  • Be productive! Now’s the time to get organized. Whether it’s spending more time on your wedding guest list, making sure the seating charts are just right, or doing additional research on party favors, florists, photographers, and other vendors, take your time and don’t rush. Fully research vendor’s services and make sure they are a good fit for your special day.
  • Stay active: Though the country is on a Shelter in Place mandate, they say that we can still go outside for a walk, hike, or to enjoy nature. Take your partner, pet, or kids for a long walk, take some good photos of nature while you’re out there too. Your body will benefit from the physical exercise, and your psyche will benefit from being in the outdoors.
  • Talk to people: Though we are not able to visit people in groups, we ARE able to talk on the phone for as long as we like. With technology being what it is, there are numerous ways to stay in touch with people, including Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, and the good ole fashioned telephone. Catch up with those you haven’t talked to in a long time. Call the older folks in your life and make sure they have what they need (and sometimes they just need someone to talk to) and enjoy your connections on social media.
  • Record your thoughts. Whether you keep a journal in a book, online, or a video or audio diary, keep a record of what’s going on and your feelings about it. This is certainly one for the history books, and your future children and grandchildren may find it interesting to see what you went through at this time.

We know this is especially difficult timing (although it’s never good timing for such a global event) it feels a little harder because you’re planning your wedding. Know that the staff at The Foothills Event Center, as is everyone on the planet right now, are going through similar feelings, but if we stay calm, we’ll make it through this together.

Mardie Caldwell

Written by Mardie Caldwell

Mardie has been a successful and inspiring entrepreneur since 1981. The Foothills Event Center was created out of Mardie’s desire to enrich the community and provide a place to come together for celebrating, learning, sharing, and enjoying our rich Gold Country heritage. Rooted in her love of Nevada County, Mardie’s strong vision and desire to serve the community yielded the opportunity to revitalize the former Weaver property into a gathering place that we all can enjoy.

Her innovation and commitment to environmental responsibility contribute positively to our community and surroundings. With The Foothills Events Center, Mardie is creating the best experience for our clients and their guests, creating memories for generations.