Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event. So, you want to ensure nothing goes wrong and that all your guests feel safe and secure throughout the night. Unfortunately, difficult family members, exes, or wedding crashers can quickly derail all your careful planning. Having a reputable security company on-site can help ensure your guest list is honored and potential conflicts are handled discretely.
At Pikes Peak Security, we understand the importance of protecting your guests and keeping your wedding day running smoothly. But we also know amateur or unprofessional security guards often make matters worse. So here are some tips to help you hire the right security for your big day:
1. Understand your wedding security needs.
Wedding security services are a great way to protect the time and money you’ve poured into your wedding day. Still, you’ll want to carefully evaluate what services you need so you don’t end up overpaying or, worse, being underprepared in an emergency. For example, if you’re having a small intimate wedding with close family and friends, you may only need one guard to check the guest list, help direct traffic, and be on hand in an emergency.
Larger weddings or destination weddings will need a larger security presence to keep everything running smoothly. If you have an open bar or expect guests to be difficult, you may also require additional guards. Once you have a list of concerns or specific security needs, you can start researching local security companies.
2. Research and compare different security companies.
It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the security companies out there. Make sure you do your due diligence and research each one thoroughly before selecting a company.
Look for reviews online, ask friends or family members for recommendations, and compare prices for similar services between companies. Remember that the cheapest company often does not offer the highest quality service. For example, they may underpay their guards or only provide the bare minimum training. Don’t hesitate to contact a company directly to discuss their policies and services.
3. Evaluate the services they offer.
Before you hire a security company, make sure to evaluate the services they offer and whether or not they meet your needs. Ask about the qualifications of their guards, how long they have been in business, and if they provide additional services such as crowd control, surveillance cameras, or other advanced safety measures.
Some security companies offer additional guard training in customer service and first aid, which are especially important in the wedding industry. You want your wedding security guards to be discrete and set your guests at ease. Plus, you can never be too prepared for a medical emergency with older family members present.
4. Ask questions about their experience with weddings and other events.
Many security companies specialize in handling large events. But if you’re looking for a company that specializes in weddings, ask them about their experience. You want to know that they have a proven track record of providing quality service and can handle any situation that might arise during your wedding day. You’ll also want to ask them about their experience with other events, such as corporate functions or music festivals.
Sample Interview Questions:
- How long have you been providing security services?
- What type of training do your guards receive?
- What previous experience do your guards have?
- Have you provided security for weddings or other types of events before? If so, what was the size and scope of those events?
- Do you offer additional services such as crowd control, surveillance cameras, or medical emergency preparedness?
- What type of equipment do your guards use?
- How would you de-escalate a situation with a drunk wedding guest?
- What do past clients say about you?
5. Get references from past clients.
Any reputable security company should have references from past clients. Ask for contact information so you can speak to the previous brides and grooms about their experience with the company and any feedback they may have. This will help you better understand what to expect on your wedding day.
6. Set a budget for your wedding day security needs.
When it comes to wedding planning, the last thing you want is unexpected expenses. Be sure to set a realistic budget and discuss any extra fees upfront to avoid any surprises later.
Most security companies will be willing to work with you to create a package that meets your needs and budget. Remember to factor in additional costs such as travel expenses or if they require payment for additional services like crowd control or medical emergency preparedness.
7. Finalize the contract and make sure all details are in writing.
Before you sign any contract, ensure all the details are spelled out in writing. This includes the number of guards needed, their qualifications and experience, additional services provided, payment instructions, and any other special requests or requirements that need to be addressed.
Once everything is agreed upon and outlined in the contract, both parties can sign the document. Now you can rest assured that your wedding day security needs are handled, and you can focus on other aspects of your big day!
8. Have a plan in place for any unexpected scenarios.
No matter how much you plan, there’s always a chance that something unexpected can occur. To ensure your wedding day is as safe and secure as possible, have a plan for any potential problems. It’s also a good idea to have a designated contact person who can be reached in an emergency.
Let Pikes Peak Security Protect Your Wedding
By taking the time to properly research and plan for your wedding day security, you can ensure that your special day is as safe and secure as possible. With the right security company on board, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your big day is in good hands.
Pikes Peak Security provides quality security services for weddings and other events in Denver, Colorado Springs, and the surrounding areas. Our experienced guards complete rigorous annual training and have a proven track record of excellent service. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us help make your wedding day safe and secure.