This year has been full of changing restrictions, vaccinations, and more related to COVID. As things continue to change around us, we wanted to offer a recap of our best tips and tricks for navigating your next event in a COVID environment.
Recent CDC Announcements
President Biden announced yesterday that the Center For Disease Control and Prevention says fully vaccinated adults can safely resume indoor and outdoor activities without wearing masks or social distancing. This does not override any statements by state, local or territorial laws as well as statements by businesses and workplaces, though it is expected based on some announcements that regulations will be updated to match CDC guidance.
This is great news for people planning events. We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for restricted gatherings. It is still of utmost importance to be safe for people that have not yet received the vaccine. There are still precautions to be taken depending on the situation. With this news in mind, let’s look at 2021 Tips For events!
Hosting a Safe Wedding in 2021
COVID-19 is still at the forefront of many of our minds, and depending on where you live, it may affect your event planning. Many of the reasons for concern are shrinking, though while some areas are loosening regulations for wedding guest numbers, it is still important to take precautions for the safety of your guests such as:
- Having the celebration outdoors
- Keeping the guest list manageable to minimize chances of crowding and risk of infection.
- Provide face masks and hand sanitizer.
- Have social distancing guidelines in place for people that have not yet received the vaccine.
- You may also want to consider hiring a remote wedding DJ for your reception to help keep the guest and staff list small.
For more tips on hosting a safe wedding, read our full article on the subject
Tips for Booking Your Wedding DJ
From cake tasting to touring venues, planning your dream wedding is full of tasks to make the day perfect. Hiring the right wedding DJ should be at the top of your list. They are a crucial part of your reception to help keep things organized and provide guests with fun and entertainment throughout the night.
- To get started, you will want to ask your DJ some basic questions such as:
- How long have you worked as a professional DJ?
- How many weddings have you DJ’d?
- What makes you stand out from other DJs?
- Do you have recent wedding references I can contact?
- You also want to ask detailed questions about the music they play and have available, ask to see video of their performances, check if they take requests, etc. Get to know your DJ’s music style and emcee style since you will be relying on them for both. Make sure you hire someone you and your partner get along with and have similar tastes.
To learn more about hiring the right DJ for your wedding, read our full article!
Wedding Planning Tips for a Perfect Day
You want your wedding day to go off without a hitch. With these tips, you’re sure to have a smooth and memorable day! To help make your special day less stressful, consider:
- Starting with a rough guest count before you do anything else! This will help you choose the best venue for your guest list size.
- Think about the weather during the time of year you want to get married and have a plan B if the weather gets in the way.
- Categorize your budget by priority. You need a DJ, but you may be able to cut corners in other areas, so organize the expenses accordingly.
- Stay organized with a folder or binder, and be sure to get everything in writing, especially if you make changes with a vendor.
These tips and more useful information can be found in our past article: 15 Tips For Planning Your Wedding
Avoid These Top Wedding Mistakes on Your Big Day
Last but not least, we have some concerns you may want to take note of to avoid on the day of your wedding. Even the most meticulously planned events can still hit a snag or two. Doesn’t hurt to take a peek!
- COVID-19 has put enough pressure on you and your partner when it comes to planning the big day. Avoid these common wedding mistakes to help take some of the pressure off your big day:
- Not leaving enough room in the budget for extras such as flowers, the photographer, a live band, etc.
- Not using a wedding planner to help with the last-minute details. A week or day of planner can help take some work off your plate, so you have more time to celebrate.
- Not using a professional DJ. This is a major mistake and can leave guests feeling bored. A professional DJ can emcee your event and keep the party going.
Planning a wedding is difficult enough, so be sure to read more about the top wedding mistakes you need to avoid.
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