As you may have heard, we’re in unprecedented times these days and couples planning their big day face a myriad of new challenges, from limitations on guest count to rescheduled dates with their preferred vendors.
As we all embrace our new normal for the time being, we’re finding new and healthy habits entertainers performing at weddings can embrace to increase safety without compromising on the experience of a lifetime.
So, in honor of dusting off our equipment and hitting the stage again, check out some of our best practices your entertainment can incorporate in your upcoming wedding.
At one June wedding, things looked a bit different than originally planned, though we saw no change in the quality of entertainment and the experience it offered the couple and their guests. Our Houston-based artist, Infinite Groove, went the extra mile to keep the guests, partner vendors and themselves safe throughout the evening.
The extra steps Infinite Groove took include:
- All band members wore a face mask except while performing on stage.
- Crew members assisting the artists wore masks through the entire evening, from load-in to load-out.
- Infinite Groove minimized contact with the audience and partner vendors and adjusted their choreography to accommodate social distancing recommendations.
- All mics were sanitized before and after each performance, and each member had their own microphone.
- The band provided a sanitized and separate mic for toasts and other wedding party announcements.
- A hand sanitation station was placed nearby and used throughout the night
Planning a wedding during a global pandemic can feel stressful, but with EastCoast Entertainment, we go above and beyond to ensure your guest and our artist safety is top priority, without compromising your experience.
A few additional ways your entertainment can embrace safety in performing include:
- Increase the distance between the dance floor and the stage by at least 6 feet.
- Designate separate load in times and entrances for each of your vendors to minimize contact with each other.
- If possible, have the band in a separate break room and bathroom apart from other guests and vendors.
- Have a song request station near the stage for guests to submit their requests to the band and minimize direct contact with the band leader or sound engineer.
While we begin to shift to this new “normal”, thankfully it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate love and marriage in a safe way.
A special thanks to Betsy Elizabeth Photography for sharing these amazing images below with us. This vendor team really went above and beyond to prioritize guests’ health and safety. We are ecstatic to get back out there and take on events, one face mask at a time.
Planner: Uniquely Set Events
Photographer: Betsy Elizabeth Photography
Venue: The Weinberg at Wixton Valley
Florals: Southern Gypsy Rose
Catering: Buppy’s Catering
Cake: Cakes by Blondie
Linens: Texas Events to Remember
Hair & Makeup: Kiss and Makeup Houston