COVID-19 & YOUR
Updated 04 September 2020
We are starting to look to the future after what has been months of insurmountable change. We are by no means out of the woods where Covid-19 is concerned so we felt like it was time to give you some peace of mind and practical advice that might help when planning your music entertainment with new measures to consider. We totally understand that this is a confusing and frustrating time for couples and suppliers alike but we are choosing to focus on the positives and highlight a few important points that we hope are helpful to you, our much loved and valued clients.
A New Normal.
Not many couples will consider having a wedding with no music (I mean, what even is that?) and a recent survey conducted by Annabel Beeforth and Tamryn Settle of Love My Dress alongside Nina Beer of Occasion Queens, showed that in fact only 4% of couples would consider this, which is music to our ears (sorry, we couldn't resist!) The information has been conflicting to say the least, but as it stands we are happy to say that live music and singing are allowed at your wedding reception. Yay!! We are also pleased to announce that we are a part of The Future Collective - a richly diverse selection of suppliers that are working together to give you answers and advice and to reimagine ideas that will make your wedding just as unforgettable in this current climate, as it can be. The website covidsafeweddings.co.uk is the culmination of many months of hard work from the collective and is a place where you can ask all the questions you have and get them answered, by the professionals.
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 from the government.
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. 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, that minimum will rise by 2 meters per person and 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 you're allowed to do at the moment - that's a big plus!
Head over to our weddings page and check 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 to that magic number 30. 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 and your wedding is still booked for this year or early next year, then this could be another great alternative.
Get in touch if you'd like to hear more about how either of these options would work.
2021 & 2022 Enquiries.
A LOT of couples have had to postpone their weddings this year so don’t wait too long to get in touch and enquire about our services for next year and 2022. Our diary is steadily filling up for summer 2021 and 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, it might now be worth seriously considering a weekday wedding and here are a couple of reasons why…
If we are busy, then so 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. It’s also worth considering that if you find yourself in the position of having to cut numbers due to venue restrictions (the latest advice being that ceremonies are allowed with up to 30 guests including those officiating and your suppliers) then having a weekday wedding will definitely help with this.
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 this horrible virus disappears as quickly as possible so we can get on with our lives, 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