Covid 19 - Had you booked a musician for your now postponed wedding?
The situation people find themselves in due to Covid 19 is extremely stressful, both mentally and financially. People are unfortunately having to cancel or postpone their weddings leaving peoples dream days cancelled and suppliers out of pocket.
It's likely that any musicians you booked for your wedding will need to be contacted and have the news broken to them that they are no longer required.
The vast majority of musicians are willing to postpone the date and transfer any deposit paid to the new wedding date, many have had support from the governments income support scheme which will have replaced any loss of earnings.
Darren Jones isn't charging couples to move their wedding date and also isn't charging any kind of cancellation fees, the situation is stressful enough for everyone. The only thing that isn't refundable is the initial £50 date saver deposit. Musicians use the deposits for running costs and as a way of advertising for new work, It's also an agreement with the couple to turn others away that wish to book them for the same date.
What can your booked wedding musician can still do for you?
Darren Jones is willing to record the songs that would have been played at your wedding ceremony, it isn't the same as having it live while walking down the aisle, but none the less, a respectful nod, keepsake and reminder of the strange times we all find ourselves in all of a sudden. Check out recent requests and demos Darren has recorded for other couples here
Garden parties and smaller gatherings may be allowed outdoors and some couples are choosing to hire their musician to perform at these events instead. Darren is also booked at one of the postponed weddings to perform at an afternoon tea for the couple for an hour. Just because the wedding can't go ahead as planned doesn't mean that some elements can't be retained in some way. Keep an eye on the latest government advice to see what restrictions are still in place https://www.gov.uk
If you have booked Darren Jones as your wedding singer for your UK wedding and you need to discuss details about postponing or cancelling then get in touch here
Check out our previous article here.