Guides for Brides has very usefully published a new up-to-date article with advice for couples about the coronavirus Covid-19 and summer 2020 weddings.
The government’s lockdown, which has now been extended to at least the 7th of May, prevents weddings from taking place. All weddings during this period have to be cancelled or postponed.
Many venues have already chosen to close up to the end of May or June, regardless of whether the lockdown is lifted before then. This decision was taken in response to couples who were understandably concerned that they might not be able to have their church wedding, civil ceremony or civil partnership as planned.
It is important to note that it isn’t in the venues’ interests to postpone weddings. Venues would prefer that events go ahead as planned. However, the overwhelming feeling from the wedding industry was that allowing couples to postpone May and June weddings, which will likely be affected by social distancing, was the right thing to do. If you are in this situation and you and your partner have wedding insurance, this may enable you to claim on your insurance.
If your wedding is still due to be going ahead and you are anxious about it, we would advise that you discuss your options with your venue. Social distancing may mean that you need to reduce guest numbers or you might prefer to voluntary postpone to an alternative date.
To read the rest of the article, click here.
I will be in touch with my couples as and when appropriate as wedding dates approach and government guidelines change.
In the mean time, here's one of the last wedding photos I took right before lockdown happened. Stay safe!