As of today, Monday 28th September 2020 the new government restrictions state that weddings can only have up to 15 guests to attend a ceremony and sit down reception. Now, we know how hard this is if you’ve already had to make big cuts in the number of guests attending as well as re-scheduling your wedding date.
However, we’re here to share with you that your wedding day can still go ahead and be even more perfect than you might imagine. Small weddings have become a big trend over the last couple of years with most brides and grooms wanting to have a more intimate affair rather than inviting lots of friends and family.
So what are the new restrictions?
- Venues can only re-open if they can do safely
- Ceremonies should be as short as possible
- No food or drink should be consumed unless essential for the ceremony
- Group singing and playing of instruments should avoided
- A maximum of 15 should attend, and only where there is space to socially distance. This includes guests, the officiant and any staff not employed by the venue, for example your photographer.
- Different households should stay at least one metre apart
- The venue should record visitors details, in case they need to be traced
We have heard from lots of brides and grooms who have informed us that they are going to go ahead and have a small and intimate wedding ceremony with their immediate family/friends (up to 15 guests) and celebrate with a big party once they are allowed to do so. Just think of it as two weddings, rather than one!