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How to Have a Safe Wedding in 2021

As we enter into the new year with vaccine rollouts for COVID-19, spring and summer weddings may see a gradual easing of guest number restrictions. While the rules for the number of guests you can have may change over time, there are still precautions that you should take to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 on your special day. 


Risks of Hosting a Pandemic Wedding

COVID is spread through close contact with someone infected with the virus, contact with the droplets from a sneeze or cough, or touching surfaces that have been contaminated by the droplets. Weddings create a hazardous environment due to:
  • Large numbers of people close to each other
  • Typically poor ventilation if the event is inside
  • Alcohol consumption, which can lead to less COVID-safe behavior
  • Sharing drinks, food, and other objects
  • People congregating for an extended period

To reduce the risk of spreading the virus during your wedding, these issues must be considered. 

Planning a COVID-Safe Wedding

Keep the guest list small.

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While the number of guests allowed may vary based on which Pittsburgh county you live in, you are
holding your wedding in, the venue’s size, and whether your wedding is inside or outside, you may want to consider keeping the guest list small to reduce the risk of transmission. Following the CDC guidelines is the best way to keep your family and friends safe. You may also consider having a virtual event to even further minimize the risks of holding an in-person event during these times.  Entertainment Unlimited continues to be a dynamic and flexible player in the entertainment industry and is equipped to give you every opportunity for your special moment.  With our virtual live streaming events, your guests can be a part of your event from the safety of their own homes. 

Consider an outdoor celebration. 

The best venue during a pandemic is outside, where there is adequate ventilation and a lot of space for social distancing. Additionally, if venues are booked solid, the sky is the limit when you consider hosting your special day outdoors. If you choose to hold your wedding indoors, talk to the owners about ventilation since poor ventilation can increase COVID transmission risk. 

Have a plan for social distancing.

For example, if you plan to have a sit-down meal, be sure to only use every second seat to maintain a proper distance. You can also place markings on the floor to show guests the appropriate distance to stand apart and encourage them to avoid congregating around the restrooms, exits, and bars. 

Incorporate safety into your favor.

Consider providing guests with customized face masks featuring your wedding date, wedding colors, or the bride and groom’s names. You can also provide them with travel-size hand sanitizers with customized labels for fun but practical gifts. 

Remote Wedding DJs for Safe Wedding Celebrations

In addition to following social distancing guidelines and other precautions, you can also consider hiring a remote wedding DJ. Your DJ can stream their music live to your celebration for safe wedding entertainment in Pittsburgh This can help reduce the chances of spreading the virus while still helping you keep the celebration fun and upbeat. 

At Entertainment Unlimited, our wedding DJs in Pittsburgh are prepared to work with your safely in-person or remotely to meet all of your wedding needs during the pandemic. Contact us today to learn more about how we can add a special touch to your wedding day!