Well, folks…what a week (18 months) it’s been for all of us. I’ve personally sat at my desk most of this week juggling dates and answering as many e-mails as possible off the back of the wedding roadmap. Trying to accommodate has been tricky but I think we’ve done it together!
Thank you to all those who have been supportive not just to me but my industry colleagues who have had to battle through what was basically the unknown with very little help from the government.
Back to weddings…..so, the roadmap as it stands today (26th February 2021) looks like this:
The current gov.uk guidelines state that weddings and civil partnership ceremonies can only take place with up to 6 people (not including anyone working at the wedding), in “exceptional circumstances”. Examples of “exceptional circumstances” include if one of the couple getting married is due to undergo major surgery or debilitating medical treatment, or is seriously ill and not expected to recover.
Can my wedding go ahead?
England’s roadmap out of lockdown has four steps:
- In step one, from 8th March, weddings could be able to take place with up to 6 people – no longer only under “exceptional circumstances”.
- In step two, from 12th April weddings are due to restart in the country with up to 15 people, subject to restrictions. Weddings can only take place in venues that are allowed to open during this time – during step two, pubs and restaurants will only be able to operate outdoors.
- In step three, from 17th May weddings could be able to take place with up to 30 people.
- In step four, no earlier than 21st June, the government hopes to lift all legal limits on social contact, meaning weddings as we know them should be able to go ahead once more.
Obviously, it’s worth noting that these dates are not set in stone. Before every step of the roadmap, the government will be reviewing the data – and that means the dates could be pushed back.
We’re nearly there!
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