What's Next for Weddings?
It's been a tough few months for most people and for those people who should have been married by now it really has been a disappointing time. Many of you will have postponed and rearranged for future dates, hoping that things will be far more normal by then.
I suppose the advantage to all this is if you are on a tight budget, this would be the pefect time to get married as you wont' have to invite loads of people!
So what is the situation now?
The following guidance is taken from the Government website
Guidance updated 17th June 2020
This guidance applies only to marriages and civil partnerships taking place in England under the law of England and Wales.
Marriages and civil partnerships are a vital part of our society, uniting couples to start their new life together and affording certain legal rights. However, by their very nature, in bringing families and friends together, they are particularly vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19.
At present, legally-valid ceremonies or formations are strongly advised to go ahead only where they can be done in a COVID-19 secure environment. It is also advised that the ceremonies are kept as short as reasonably possible and limited as far as reasonably possible to the parts of the ceremonies that are required in order for the marriage or civil partnership to be legally binding. No more than 30 people should attend a marriage or civil partnership, where this can be safely accommodated with social distancing in a COVID-19 secure venue.
Large wedding receptions or parties should not currently be taking place and any celebration after the ceremony should follow the broader social distancing guidance of involving no more than two households in any location or, if outdoors, up to six people from different households.
However, from 1 August, small wedding receptions will be able to take place - this means sit-down meals for no more than 30 people, subject to COVID-19 Secure guidance.