Tag: Couples

Wedding vendors expect more business with easing of restrictions, but not all couples scaling up receptions

SINGAPORE: Wedding planners, hotels and other venues are expecting a boost in business with the recent announcement that COVID-19 restrictions would be eased.

From Oct 3, up to 100 people – including the couple but excluding vendors and service providers – will be allowed to attend wedding ceremonies and receptions, double the current limit of 50.

The 100 attendees must be separated into multiple zones of up to 50 people each, or split by staggered timings with up to 50 people in each slot.

READ: COVID-19 restrictions eased further on worship services, wedding receptions; up to 100 attendees allowed

Wedding planners CNA spoke to said they expect to get more enquiries over the next few weeks, since couples have “a greater level of certainty” to proceed with their weddings. 

“Previously, many couples were in limbo on whether to proceed with their wedding planning as they are worried that

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Couple’s flower delivery business flourishes in new landscape

While most Long Island retailers have struggled with being shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hometown Flower Co. has seen demand for its products bloom, a co-owner said.

Part of the credit is due to the florist’s business model, said Huntington resident Jaclyn Rutigliano, who owns the company with her husband, Marc Iervolino.

Launched in May 2019, Hometown Flower is a mobile florist that conducts all sales online. Since it has no external employees or storefront, the florist was not required to shut down in March as the state mandated most other nonessential businesses to do in order to help stop the spread of the virus.

Hometown Flower, which operates from May to October, sells locally sourced flowers that customers buy online in weekly, bimonthly or monthly subscriptions, or one-time purchases. The business delivers the flowers in a refrigerated van.   

Before the pandemic, Hometown Flower got most of its revenue

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