2020 was looking like a huge year for Events & Weddings, then COVID-19 hit… The global pandemic has affected all of us in so many ways. Lots of couples have had to make hard decisions to postpone causing challenges & anxiety.
With no clear guidance on when wedding receptions can go ahead, couples are choosing to play it safe, which is completely understandable. As much as this virus has put a hold on your wedding plans, it can’t put a hold on the love you have for each other. Don’t cancel your wedding plans, hold onto that love, and know that you WILL get married. For updates please see the UK Government, and World Health Organisation (WHO). The WHO’s COVID-19 myth-buster page is great also.
Invite Events to suggest considering all options working with your suppliers/venue to work out a plan A & B. Experienced Professional suppliers will help to schedule and work with you. Love my dress blog talked about the concept of parallel planning. A useful blog that talks about options & planning.
Are you worried about how your day will FEEL with social distance measures still in place? Anxious? People not attending? If so best option would be to postpone. If you want your wedding as close to how you organically planned this may be the best way. Use this as a positive you have more time to plan in the future, consider booking more wedding services or change to a weekday wedding reception.
Most couples have postponed until 2021 so spaces for suppliers will be now limited. Invite Events guarantees all bookings and has not charged a penny more for admin etc. Always check contracts and postponement procedures in the T&C’s.
What’s the best way to communicate with all of your guests, new dates, etc? Start a wedding Facebook or WhatsApp group so you can keep everyone posted on what is happening. Communicate about potential new dates making sure they are all there for on your wedding day. A wedding website is another option Wix, and Squarespace are all great with free options. They are a simple way to keep everyone in the loop about your plans with minimum stress, you can even use a service such as Mailchimp to set up an email list to send updates to your guests.
Lastly, don’t feel like you need to rush and make a decision. Take some time to really think about what is really right for you both as a couple. Friends and family may be asking what is happening, and venues are booking up quickly, but don’t feel pressured and make a snap decision.
Weddings are going to be EVEN BETTER than ever once this pandemic is over, we have all realized the importance of connecting with others around us with this time apart from others. Those key moments in life, and celebrating them are going to mean so much more.
If you are a bride & groom or planning an event in need of some help contact us.
I contacted these guys really last minute when I had been let down by other hire company, nothing was a problem for this company and the light up letters provided were brilliant. Arrived and collected on time without having to chase, well done Invite Events.Linda Barnes Giant LED 50 Numbers x 2 & FIFTY Letters
Really well done!
They kept the party going all night, the set up looked really nice and all of our guests had an amazing time!
I defiantly recommend Invite-Events if you are planning a party.
Arrived early. Set up perfectly. Had amazing communication throughout booking and on the. The Magic Mirror went down a storm with our staff and our DJ played all the hits! Would highly recommend and will use again.Ice Cleaning Corporate Event 22nd November 2019
I held a Masonic Ladies night at the Village Hotel Portsmouth 25th Sept 2021. Easy to book the event for 2020 and subsequently re-booked for 2021 with no hassle. Good communication and value. Sent a list of songs I wanted play prior to the night. Music played was perfect for the event and we had a busy dance floor till the early hours. No hesitation in recommending!Matthew Burrell Professional DJ Service
Wedding Reception Compton Village Hall 22nd July 2017
We were really impressed with the DJ. The music was really good and pitched just right for our wedding. He was helpful , courteous and accommodating which made our made our evening run smoothly. Thank you John.Erica and James
Wedding Reception Private Marquee 24th June 2017
Amazing DJ for our wedding. Day couldn’t have gone better. Highly recommended.Ali and Andrew
Thank you Jon for a top, top night and certainly one we all will remember. First of all he’s a top bloke, goes out his way to make sure he knows what you want and very easy to get on with.
The ‘Magic Mirror’ went down a storm and left the guests with great souvenirs. Also the album given to us at the end, with all the images and comments left was a lovely touch. The two helpers at the ‘Magic Mirror’ were lovely and polite also very patient with the guests who by then had a few to drink.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him and guests have already asked for his details. Thanks once again Jon.Mr & Mrs Platt 14/05/2019
Wedding Reception 5th August 2017
I hired a DJ for my wedding on the 5th August and although timings were wrong he arrived early – better early than late! The DJ was very polite and was happy to wait around until we could organize space for him to set up. He played a selection of songs and took requests. Songs requested where not your usual wedding songs but he was still happy to play them which is good considering my husband is a keen rapper. Overall, if I had to hire a DJ again I would definitely contact them! Thank you for making the day extra special!Cathleen
Would like to say a huuuge thank you to John for being our dj at our wedding reception, he was very helpful when we met him and really listened to what we wanted. He done an amazing job he really worked with the crowd and not once was there a song playing without anyone dancing, you can see it’s not just a job for him but generally really enjoys doing it, would highly recommend! And have even recommended to someone I know getting married xx
Thank you again!! XxKaylee Read
John was very knowledgeable and helpful from beginning to end. From our first phone call we realised that he was very experienced. He met us at home to discuss our ideas and iron out a few details. Including how to deal with the venues sound limiter!
The up lighting was a fantastic addition to our venue during the day and evening. It transformed the room to give it a little extra colour and ambience. They were wireless and so could be placed anywhere, which helped a lot as our venue didn’t have many power sockets!
The photo booth was a fun part of our evening- although I wouldn’t recommend wearing green else you might disappear into the background! They provided a lovely book for guests to put copies of their photos with a message which was a lovely touch!
As for the disco. The dance floor was rarely empty! We had the chance to make suggestions which gave John a good idea as to what type of party we were, but he was great at reading the room and playing songs which kept the mood high.
We would definitely recommend John and his team for you wedding!
Wedding Reception Andy & Lorna DJ Service Gatton Hall Surrey 5th August 2017
Thank you so much, you were all amazing. Everyone loved the Magic Mirror and the music was awesome. We all had a great night so many thanks again.Lorna and Andrew
Wedding Reception DJ Service Mr & Mrs Hamilton 5th August 2017
We used invitation entertainment for our evening wedding reception. Everyone enjoyed the evening and loved the music. Can highly recommend!Mrs Hamilton
Simon’s 50th Birthday Party Eastleigh Football Club 22nd July 2017
Used Invitations Entertainment for my 50th birthday party ..
I was very impressed with the professional service i received , my guests and friends all gave me good feedback and were entertained and danced the whole night long …I would definitely recommend Invitations Entertainment and will certainly use them again in the future !! Thank you John so much for making my party a massive hit with everyone !!!
Had Matt Croft DJ my birthday last Saturday he was awesome!! He smashed it and majority of my friends said it was the Best party they’ve been to!Ollie Paget
We used this company for our wedding reception, John is an absolute diamond, he was amazing from booking him to finishing at the wedding reception. He gives it 100%, you will not be disappointed, Fantastic he really is. Well done and thank you for making our reception one to remember, mr and mrs Nother xxBecky Nother
John helped make my party brilliant.
I know what I like and he took that on board. We worked it out together.
I hired the Magic Mirror for my wedding on the 1st April 2018. The service was brilliant – very professional in the run up to the wedding and on the day. The Magic Mirror was a great hit for guests as they got to keep the photos as did we! It was lovely to have a copy of all the photos taken! The quality of the Magic Mirror was exceptional! A great selection of props and it was interactive – which the kids loved! A great way to capture the evening of the wedding. So glad we chose Invitations Entertainment – highly recommended to friends and family!! Thank you!
Durand Lowe 4th April 2018 John and his team provided a great evenings entertainment, DJ service, love lights, magic mirror and dancing on the clouds (brilliant effect for our first dance) for our wedding. Very professional and friendly. Would 100 % recommend you book invitations for your event.Katie Gilbrook