How To Plan A Covid-19 Wedding

Even in normal times, planning a wedding can be extremely frustrating. But ever since the pandemic started, many couples have been faced with tough choices about when and how to hold a wedding when travel is limited and many people still fear getting the virus. Luckily, with states opening up, and some hint of normalcy returning, wedding season is upon us once again. Let’s take a look at some best practices and recommendations for how to plan a wedding in the Covid-19 era.

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Check the rules at your chosen venue

It’s hard to keep track of all the ever-shifting rules and regulations that have come in and out of force over the past year. Fortunately, it’s the job of a professional wedding venue that regularly hosts events to stay abreast of the current rules. By checking in with them, you can find out what you need to know about safely hosting your event, at least from the perspective of what you’re legally required to do.Your chosen venue may even have rules in place regarding seating capacity and the wearing of masks that actually are more stringent than state and local regulations. It’s a good rule of thumb to follow whatever recommendations they have as well, because it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Move your wedding outdoors

Even if you weren’t already planning it, explore holding your wedding outdoors this year. It’s tempting to assume that the worst is behind us with regards to the virus, but with new variants that are more contagious and many people still hesitant to get vaccinated, the safest course of action is to keep everyone outside, where viral spread is very rare. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to an outdoor Oregon wedding. Whether you prefer the natural beauty of the Oregon Coast, the elegance of Willamette Valley’s wine region, or the majestic views afforded by the Mt. Hood area, you really can’t go wrong.

Provide a live stream option

Even with all the good progress with the vaccine, many people are still hesitant to travel, especially in the confined space of an airplane. This may mean some of your loved ones will not be able to make it to your wedding in the near future. Rather than wait another year, many couples are electing to live stream their ceremony. A wedding live stream ensures that your long distance relatives and friends will still be able to take part in your big day, without putting themselves at risk. This is especially convenient for older guests, who may be hesitant to travel regardless of the circumstances. At DJ Cutt Entertainment, our professional live streaming equipment makes it possible to stream your wedding online from pretty much anywhere in Oregon, reliably and affordably.

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Invest in a good sound system

One of the lingering aspects of COVID is that all events are being forced to spread out their guests as much as possible. This makes it easier to prevent the spread of the virus, but it also poses a challenge when it comes to making sure everyone can hear the proceedings. That’s why you need an excellent sound system with wireless mics, lapel mics, and surround sound speakers.The truth is that most wedding venues, even the most upscale, tend to have lousy audio equipment, if they have anything at all. At DJ Cutt Entertainment, we offer sound and audio packages that will ensure that every guest can comfortably hear the ceremony and toasts, without any areas that are too loud or too soft.

Work with vendors who have COVID experience

Whether it’s social distancing, staying masked, or occupancy limits, there’s plenty of additional logistical headaches that come with planning a wedding during the pandemic. That’s why working with experienced vendors that have already dealt with all of these issues can make it much easier for you. One of the most important traits you want in a vendor right now is flexibility. With dates needing to be changed and new rules and guidelines constantly being added at a moment’s notice, there’s no telling what weddings will look like a few weeks from now, let alone several months. That’s why you want partners that are experienced and can adapt on the fly.

DJ Cutt Entertainment Offers Professional Music And AV Services

At DJ Cutt Entertainment, we’ve been working throughout the pandemic, and have been forced to navigate all sorts of obstacles and added difficulties that we’ve been able to successfully overcome thanks to our professionalism and dedication. Our number one goal is to ensure that all of our couples have the wedding of their dreams. And we won’t let COVID-19 or anything else get in the way.To learn more about how to hold your wedding safely in 2021, get in touch today for a free consultation.

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All About DJ Cutt Entertainment

We are a full-service entertainment company in Portland that provides its clients with top-quality service and leaves them feeling like they made the right decision in choosing us. With our wide range of services, we strive to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. We have extensive experience in DJing, videography, and live streaming, as well as other aspects of live events such as lighting design, sound engineering, and more!

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