WeddingSuppliers.ie and the Wedding Band Association waive fees to help members through pandemic
Two wedding companies in Ireland have taken measures to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on both couples and suppliers.
Online wedding directory WeddingSuppliers.ie (https://www.weddingsuppliers.ie/) has chosen to freeze the subscriptions suppliers pay to list on their site, while the Wedding Band Association (https://weddingbandassociation.ie/) is helping couples find new entertainment if their original band cannot commit to a new or postponed date. Couples will also be able to transfer their original booking fee to the new band.
“These are tough times for the wedding industry in Ireland,” Cathal Molloy, founder of WeddingSuppliers.Ie says. “There are challenges to most, if not all, businesses and we are thinking of how best to support our customers in this case. It’s important that we pull together at the moment.”
The wedding industry is a significant contributor to the Irish economy, with the overseas or destination market alone being worth an estimated €70 million. However, necessary restrictions on travel, events and crowd sizes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic risks wiping out a considerable portion of this revenue.
Thousands of couples across Ireland and the UK are facing their plans being delayed indefinitely by new regulations—and less than thirty percent of those couples take out wedding insurance. Those that do are finding that not many policies have a specific clause relating to pandemics.
“We hope that these measures will help offset some of the damage, and we will of course continue to think of ways we can help the industry as the situation progresses,” adds Molloy.
WeddingSuppliers.ie was founded in 2018 and hosts premium wedding venues and suppliers. Wedding Band Association was founded in 2014 and promotes professional standards to its collective of Irish wedding bands.
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For more information on WeddingSuppliers.Ie and Wedding Band Association, or to find out more about the wedding industry in Ireland, please contact Cathal Molloy: firstname.lastname@example.org