A couple of months ago Melbourne Dj were getting ready for our first booking in 3 months. Melbourne’s Covid cases were at an all time low and the public were keen to get back into normal life and start celebrating special occasions with their loved ones. But Melbourne’s Covid 19 cases started growing day by day and after a few restrictions were put back in place with minimal results, the government decided to enforce Melbourne’s second lockdown.
The announcement of Melbourne’s second lockdown has taken a huge toll on an already struggling entertainment industry. A lot of small business owners and performers were getting ready to finally start working at small scale weddings and other events in August and September. Melbourne Dj Hire and our photobooth company Beauty and the Booth had to cancel a number bookings and also had to organise new dates for clients who were postponing their events.
A number of our bride and grooms have cancelled their weddings all together because they had to keep postponing their big day and the process was getting too stressful for them. A lot of couples were just going through with the ceremony and the signing of the certificate to make the marriage official. Some of our clients have gotten married officially and then planning a wedding celebration after party later down the track when restrictions are lifted and it is safe for their family members to get together.
Melbourne’s second lockdown has taught us all that Covid 19 can get out of hand and spread so quickly. So even if numbers will be low in the coming future, there will still be a lot of rules in place to keep everyone as safe as possible and to reduce the spread. Social distancing will still be in place, meaning there will be no more dancing or close contacting mingling or hugging. Guests may also have to be confined to their own tables and will not be able to wonder the venue to speak to multiple guests. These rules have also deterred a lot of couples from going through with their wedding as it doesn’t seem like the fun dream wedding they had planned for. So until there is a Covid vaccine these socially distanced weddings will have to stick around for a while.