Category: News

How Stage 4 Restrictions Will Affect the Events Industry

After the news broke that stage 4 full lifting of restrictions will be delayed by a further four weeks, we look how the events industry will be affected when everything is back in full swing! The first thing that came to our minds is the increase in work, which from a business point of view is incredibly good news for us all.  The industry will be flying the highest it’s ever been before, and it is up to us to relish in it and make the most of it the best we possibly can, but, most importantly, we need to enjoy ourselves as much as possible too! Here are the main changes which were due to be lifted on June 21st, however, have been pushed back by 4 weeks: Lockdown will be lifted and all legal limits on social contact removed. Nightclubs would be expected to reopen, and restrictions on large events like weddings and performances would be lifted. Having been open and working throughout the entirety of the pandemic, we cannot express how excited we are to be back to normal and welcome each of you back. Contact Jaspers Event Hire Whatever your wedding or event requirements for the [...]
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5 Wedding Trends for 2021

With 2021 now in full flow, we have delved into the trends within the wedding world for this year and how wedding ideas and trends have been impacted by the Covid pandemic!   Bringing back British & Supporting Local Due to the Coronavirus lockdown in 2020, there is certainly going to be an influx of couples looking into buying British & Local brands instead of looking elsewhere to support the British economy. Local photographers, caterers and suppliers are sure to have their calendars full too as people prepare to help the market on their doorstep. Jaspers are here for all event and caterer equipment for your wedding, but book soon to avoid disappointment.   Traditional For almost a year, people have been away from close ones and haven’t had chances to build memories, however, this year has the potential to be different. That’s why we believe that more traditional weddings will be back, with the sentimental value and heart back to where they belong on these special occasions.   Pastels Pastel colours have been back in for a while, and they are here to stay! We think the pastel colours incorporated into the wedding vibe will bring a fresh and [...]
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Coronavirus Restrictions Update: From May 17th

Since the beginning of last year, COVID-19 has had the entire country following various different restrictions and has contributed to our entire future being altered in ways nobody could have ever anticipated. From May 17th, there will be some changes to these restrictions which heavily include the events industry. For anyone within the events industry, or are looking to plan an event and still have some questions, here is what you need to know. Restriction changes as of May 17th: Here is an outline on what changes are being made from Monday: Outdoor events allowed up to the lower of 4,000 attendees or 50 per cent capacity. Pubs, bars and restaurants can open indoors. Social distancing and close physical contact with friends and family a matter of personal judgment. Up to 30 people can attend weddings and other life events. Funerals will no longer be limited to 30 mourners. The capacity would be determined by how many people could be accommodated. Full government guidlines and advice can be found here Contact Jaspers Event Hire Whatever your wedding or event requirements for the future, please get in contact with our friendly team based in Luton by calling 01582 749 966 or through [...]
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What Are the Rules on Weddings?

The impact that the coronavirus has had on all our lives has been huge. In a matter of months, it has turned everything about our society on its head and has been forever changed. For anyone planning a wedding in 2020 during the current situation, there are a lot of questions you want answering and concerns addressed. If your wedding has been impacted or affected by the coronavirus, here are the things you need to know. Wedding Ceremonies & Reception Celebrations On the 29th June, the Government has allowed small wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships to take place from the 4th July. A couple can marry with up to thirty people present, but this includes staff at the venue and the couple. In addition to this, a reception is advised against taking place, however, in England, a small celebration is allowed to occur indoors, but only with two households, or it can take place outside with six people from different households.In Scotland, an outdoor ceremony is allowed to take place with a maximum of eight people present. In Northern Ireland, wedding ceremonies of up to ten people are allowed to take place. In Wales, they have lifted the ban as long [...]
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How to Plan a Wedding During Lockdown

Across the world, countries have been going into lockdown due to COVID-19. This global pandemic has had a huge impact on everyone, from the upheaval of our everyday lives to businesses and how societies operate.For couples who were due to get married this year, the coronavirus pandemic has caused much disappointment and heartbreak, with many having to postpone or cancel their 2020 spring or summer wedding plans. With so much uncertainty it can seem daunting to want to or even consider wedding planning during lockdown. However, for newly-engaged couples who don't want to sit around twiddling their thumbs, now is the perfect time to get productive and sort out your wedding plans.  8 things to tick off a wedding planning to-do list during lockdown 1. Make a head start on wedding planning, get organised The average modern UK wedding can be planned over a total of 6 months. It takes roughly 528 hours or 22 full days. With time now in abundance, if you’re stuck at home and furloughed, this is a great opportunity to get organised and make some headway on those hours! You could designate a whole day to wedding planning and make a significant dent in the total [...]
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Going Online: Making Events Digital

Before the coronavirus pandemic, we were seeing a gradual shift towards the digitisation in the events industry. However, the pandemic has accelerated this shift, and in order for this industry to survive, every business needs to adapt, finding innovative ways to deliver their events.The event industry faces an uncertain future with the majority of events across the world being cancelled or postponed following worldwide health advice.Digital technology, now more than ever, is there to provide a crutch or helping hand to all of us within the events industry as we navigate through these unknown and uncertain waters. Unsure of how the future of this industry will look and how we will adapt to it. Event organisers advice - 3 ways to create engaging experiences online 1. Live stream online or via social media Live or video streaming provides a good substitute for hosting a physical event. You can have guest speakers appear, get real-time audience response and engagement, and create a sense of community as people can watch and engage in real-time.When hosting video content, one of the top things event organisers need to think about is ways in which videos can be found by an audience, how they’re marketed, [...]
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Your Event and Coronavirus

The global pandemic of coronavirus has hit the country, and indeed the world, hard. It has affected every facet of our society from people's everyday lives and how they live them, to their interactions with strangers, family and friends, its affected incomes, health, and jobs too. One of the industries this pandemic has caused significant (but temporary) disruption is the events industry. Many event organisers are navigating their way through it all and trying to find alternative ways of delivering their events. While the events industry is no stranger to last-minute changes or dealing with stressful situations, the impact of COVID-19 is on a wildly different scale. But, nothing that event organisers cannot handle. As a collective, we’re staying at home, practicing social distancing and maintaining good hand hygiene. But, for an industry that relies heavily on the gathering of people, this virus has caused many issues for businesses.While the world feels like a very different place right now, we wanted to share some tips and inspiration for individuals within the events community. In a time where we must physically stay apart to protect each other, we must connect with each other in other ways instead. How Can Event Organisers Navigate Through [...]
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Should You Hire Security for Your Event?

When planning or hosting an event, one of the key elements to consider is whether you should hire security for your event. Security doesn’t have to be reserved specifically for big festivals and concerts only. If you’re holding any type of event, no matter the size, from a wedding to a party or a conference, then keeping guests and staff safe should be one of your top priorities.  There are a number of ways you can ensure security at your event. By having good security measures in place, whether that be hired event security or not, it can help reduce risks, keep people safe and prevent damage to the venue. Depending on the type of event you’re running, there will be different levels of security to consider. Here are 4 steps you can take to better ensure security and safety at your event. 4 Steps You Can Take to Ensure Security at Your Event: 1. Crowd Management Putting together a crowd management plan or basic event safety plan in place, particularly if your event is going to attract a crowd, is integral for handling large groups of people. You want to make sure that there are enough staff and toilets to [...]
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5 Ways to Make Your Events Sustainable

It is becoming increasingly more important to be sustainable, particularly if you are an event planner or manager running large scale events. As humans, we generate a lot of mess and waste on a daily basis. It is well overdue that we start reducing that, but we need to be more mindful and aware about our environmental impact and the amount of ‘stuff’ we produce.  In conjunction with the environmental benefits of sustainable events, customers often expect events they attend to be more green. By showing them that this is already at the forefront of your mind, you stand yourself in a good position for people wanting to work with or purchase from you. What is a Sustainable Event? A sustainable event, otherwise known as a ‘green’ or ‘eco-friendly’ event, is one that takes into consideration the environmental impact it has. When planning an eco-friendly event, the idea is to waste as little energy, water and natural resources as possible. By making your events green, you can positively affect the environment, influence others around you to do the same, as well as help promote green initiatives in your local community. If you’re looking to improve your profile with attendees, and [...]
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Considering Colour Palette in Your Event Design Process

When designing an event you may want to have a colour theme running throughout, or want to consider how colour can affect your event attendees experience at your event. Depending on the type of event (e.g. weddings, conferences, workshops, themed birthday parties, and much more), this can be as simple as choosing to decorate your venue in red or pink for valentines. Deciding on an event colour palette is an important visual stimuli for people, and it can greatly enhance the experience. With this in mind, what are the rules of colour and how can you use them to your best advantage? What do we mean by ‘colour palette’? A colour palette typically refers to the full range of colours that work well together. This can be as simple as two complementary colours that are directly opposite each other on the colour wheel such as blue and orange. Or, it can be three analogous colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel such as orange and yellow. How to integrate a colour palette in your event design process An effective colour palette can drastically change and enhance the overall look and feel of an event. When an [...]
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