Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Jaime Laredo
Music Director

The VSO Blog

Wedding planning during COVID-19

2020 has thrown the world a number of curveballs, to say the least. If you’re planning a wedding, odds are that things haven’t unfolded exactly as you would have expected so far, but we’d like to echo the popular refrain that love isn’t canceled… and neither is music!

Whether you’ve had to change your plans a lot, a little, or are still figuring things out, your VSO is here to help put together a wedding day that you can love. Here are some of the creative ways that we have continued to work with our wedding clients and safely adapt to this year’s changing conditions (plus, you can hear from some of our happy customers on The Knot here).

 

RESCHEDULING

If you need to reschedule your wedding at any point, we’re happy to work with you. Should you change your plans once your contract is signed and your deposit is paid, we can reschedule to a future date at no additional charge. With a large roster of musicians to draw from, we’re well-positioned to accommodate date changes.

 

DOWNSIZING AND “MINIMONIES”

Rather than postpone their nuptials, many couples are choosing to reduce the scale of their weddings, or hold a small, intimate ceremony (a “minimony”) this year and save a larger celebration for the future. Adding a soloist or duo to your event is a great way to add atmosphere without running up your guest or vendor count, and we’re happy to figure out a creative way to include music in your downsized plans. Our musicians are ready and eager to play, and can perform in masks and follow all safety protocols that you or your venue have in place.

 

VENUE CHANGES

We understand that many couples planning weddings have had to change their settings to outdoor venues or larger indoor spaces that allow for social distancing. If you’re concerned about how a venue change might influence your musical options, talk to us! We’ll find an ensemble that’s right for your setting, whether you need to find music that will carry over outdoor background noise or fit with the echoing acoustics of a large room.

 

RELOCATING

Vermont wedding no longer in the cards due to travel restrictions? Some of our musicians reside out of state and may still be able to perform at your wedding. Drop us a line and we can explore our options.

 

Wherever you are in your planning process, know that we’re here to work with you, and ready to weather any uncertainties together. Feel free to browse our offerings at vso.org/booking, where you can also get in touch with our Ensemble Coordinator using our contact submission form.

 

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