Updated: May 31
I believe every client should have a memorable wedding to include social responsibility in keeping the special day just as special. And with all what we are experiencing recently I feel that now is the time to double down on making sure my clients feel safe, relaxed and (most important) are in the moment of “getting married”.
SUGGESTED STEPS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
· We could utilize one of two locations for wedding that are less frequented sections of beach and will occur at off-peak times.
· Consider sunrise weddings and/or weekday start times as an option when beaches are less crowded.
· Little Tybee Island - a unique setting for a wedding. I maybe the only one or among the few who provide full wedding services on this federal sanctuary. A wedding on Little Tybee is a wedding where we are all to ourselves. No one there to distance ourselves from.
· I will have an ample supply available of gloves, masks and hand side sanitizer for all the wedding party and wedding guests for all meetings, rehearsals and the day of the ceremony.
· I myself will be fully protected at the request of the wedding party.
· During the ceremony itself I will maintain an adequate distance as requested by the wedding party but spaced appropriately for good photography and videography so it doesn't appear out of the ordinary.
· Refraining from handshakes and hugs as directed by the client.
· I will have available updated directives issued by government, public health officials and local authorities in working with clients including local beach ordinances for weddings.
· Please note these are to make everyone feel equally comfortable and safe. After all, I do interact with hundreds of people over the course of the summer and I feel it my responsibility to protect you all.
Other aspects of being on Tybee for a wedding that might be helpful.
1. Stay on the north end or back river (less crowded beach, calmer waves; keep in mind you can drive to other beach spots for a different experience if so desired)
2. Get a beach house if you desire the utmost privacy. I have lived on Tybee over 20 years and can assist locating where, when and how to help you find the right place to stay.
3. Tybee has a few rental management companies that oversee most of the rentals on the island of whom I know well. Which ones take care of their properties, which ones are priced well and all allow me to take advance snapshots inside and out for you before you get here so you can see what they're really like.
4. Rent a kayak or jet ski and go explore the water!
5. Check out the sand bar on the back river at low tide (you can google tide schedules) IMPORTANT: do not walk super far out as the tide can turn quickly and you can get stuck.
6. Walk/jog/bike the beach in the morning or evening to get your steps in, fresh air, grounding and salty air in your lungs! (there are many bike rental shops on the island)