If you’re getting married in 2020, you might be curious about how the coronavirus has changed things. After the past three weekends, I’ve collected some insights I’d like to share with you today.
Hey friends it’s Franco here with Show Me Sound bringing you another episode of Wedding Tip Wednesdays.
This weekend I was able to DJ Sal and Leah’s wedding, and let me say, that dance floor was the highlight of my week. Thanks for letting me celebrate your big day with both of you!
Let me kick this off by saying, one of the hardest parts of making these videos is identifying what information will be useful to the most people, for a long time.
I sincerely hope that today’s information is only relevant to a few people for a very VERY short amount of time.
Instead of sending you off with wedding-related advice, I’m going to give you some insight into what I’ve seen at the few weddings I’ve worked during our current coronavirus pandemic…
Vendors Are Wearing Masks
Most of the vendors, myself included, are wearing masks.
I can’t speak for the other venues, but there are a few reasons why I chose to wear one, most of the time.
- Any place that’s currently open for business to the public is requiring their employees to wear masks. Just because my business is mobile, does not excuse me from this.
- When the dance floor is open, my speakers can get loud. If a guest has a request, they are likely going to get closer than someone typically would in a normal conversation.
- I want to respect the other vendors and guests in the room that are also choosing to wear a mask.
Wearing a mask isn’t comfortable, it obviously isn’t ideal for pictures or video, and I have to take it off when I use the mic anyway, but I’m not going to risk having my business that I’ve worked hard to build over the years come across as lazy or inconsiderate by taking the easy route.
Older vs Younger Guests
It seems like the older guests are definitely taking more precautions and safety measures than most of the younger guests.
It’s almost like a memo went out to all of the guests over the age of 50 to wear their masks, and everyone else left theirs at home.
There are a few outliers on both sides of the age spectrum, but for the most part, the younger guests chose to not wear a mask, and the older guests had their on the whole time, unless they were eating.
It also seemed like the older guests were quicker to leave than normal. They wanted to hang out for dinner and the first few dances, but were quick to leave shortly after the dance floor opened up.
The younger guests behaved just like they did this time last year. I really didn’t notice any change in behavior at all.
Learn As We Go
This is the first time we’ve dealt with anything like this, so there’s a lot of learning as we go happening.
One thing you might notice is the abundance of hand sanitizer readily available around your venue. It seems like the venues and their staff have really stepped up to give everyone peace of mind during all of this.
Unfortunately, some venues have been restricted on the number of guests they can have in their venue, so this has required some of the couples I’ve worked with to make last minute changes.
One thing that hasn’t changed much is the dance floor. People are not afraid to come together and celebrate.
I’ve played a few slow dance songs, and let me tell you, they were definitely not six feet apart.
Besides the masks and a few earlier than normal departures from select guests, wedding have remained mostly the same.
Like I mentioned in the beginning, I hope this video’ isn’t relevant for long, but I think this is helpful for anyone that has a wedding coming up soon that wants to go into their big day with proper expectations.
I hope you all stay healthy, and I hope you have found this video helpful, if you have any questions you’d like featured in a future video please drop them in the comments below.
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Thank you so much for watching, I’ll see you next week!