COVID-19 & YOUR
Updated January 2021
We start the New Year with lockdown 3.0 and whilst this is a blow to us all, we are determined not to let it define us. We might not be able to do the things we thought we'd be doing by now but we can focus on HOPE.
Hope that 2021 eventually stabilises, that we can plan again and that your postponed or newly booked wedding can go ahead as intended. We know that the landscape of weddings has been dramatically changed for the foreseeable, but change, though hard, is a good thing and we are here to give you some peace of mind and practical advice that might help when planning your music entertainment with new measures to consider. Regardless of the dreaded C-19, you can still have a wedding day that you and your guests will forever cherish.
A New Normal.
Not many couples will consider having a wedding with no music which is music to our ears (sorry, we couldn't resist!) The information has been conflicting and ever changing to say the least, so we'd urge you to head to covidsafeweddings.co.uk to find out the latest advice. Though the full website is not live at the moment, you will find all government advice in one place which is super handy right now and once things do settle down, this website will be a wealth of very useful information for your continued planning.
We think it’s very important for us to say at this point that we have every intention of being at every single wedding we have in our diary and will take all necessary precautions to ensure we are working in accordance with the most up to date health & safety guidelines.
Offering daytime entertainment as is our niche, means it is possible for us to perform at your wedding ceremony in pretty much the exact way we would have pre C-19. Our style of entertainment if we do say so ourselves, is the perfect accompaniment to a micro wedding and if you are going ahead with your small wedding this year, then why not make it big in heart and feels.
Depending on when your wedding is taking place and due to the regular changes in advice, we will now require a larger space in which to perform. Our T&C’s outline our minimum performance space specifications which still apply with no amendments for our duet set ups but if you are thinking about booking more singers, we will confirm the specifics over email.
Our style of entertainment lends itself very nicely to the sit down elements of your day and considering that's pretty much all we'll probably be allowed to do for the next 6 months - that's a big plus!
Head over to our weddings page and check out our new Virtual Choir video of the highly emotive "Blinded By Your Grace" by Stormzy.
This video is an example of how you could still incorporate singing into your big day whilst keeping numbers low. This virtual alternative would fit seamlessly into your ceremony allowing you to still have the songs YOU WANT, from the people you want singing them.
Did you know that you can also book our acoustic guitar or keys players without singers? If live music is a top priority for you but you've really paired down your day, then this could be another great alternative.
Get in touch if you'd like to hear more about how either of these options could work.
2021 & 2022 Enquiries.
A LOT of couples had to postpone their weddings last year which means 2021 bookings are filling up fast. Don’t wait too long to get in touch and enquire about our services for this year and 2022. Weekends as you might expect, are the most popular.
A word on weekend bookings…as much as a Saturday is traditionally the most ideal day to get married on, everything we know as normal, is changing so it might now be worth seriously considering a weekday wedding.
If we are busy, then so too are a lot of other suppliers and if you want the suppliers you LOVE, then having them on a Thursday rather than a Saturday is, in our opinion, a small price to pay.
OUR PROMISE TO YOU is that we will never turn up to your wedding or event if we are under the weather, have a cough or a temperature.
If you look at our T&C’s again you’ll see that we “cannot guarantee the presence of any specific band members or singer at the event. All band members and singers are subject to change without notice.” But please be rest assured that whoever we book to sing for you is the best of the best. If you’d like a reminder of the beautiful female voices that we work with (you know you do!) head to our IG page and check out our IGTV “Songbirds Solo Series” to enjoy some truly stunning solo performances from our Songbirds family.
We hope this info has been helpful and we are only a phone call or an email away if you’d like to talk about anything in more detail. Know that we are open to flexible options and will do our utmost to provide you with the live music service that you have envisioned.
Ultimately, we all hope that we can soon begin again to get back to a world that we recognise but until then, we must be prepared and not let it stop us from connecting and celebrating LOVE in whatever way we can.
Gemma and Kelly x