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Weddings and Covid 19 in 2020

You may have been looking forward to 2020 for a long time as being the year of your much-awaited wedding. And then Covid happened. It is always difficult when plans are scuppered, especially wedding plans, which no doubt you’ll have spent hours of your time carefully making. However, all is not lost. Your wedding day may look somewhat different to what you originally had in mind, but it can still be absolutely beautiful. Here is a look at what to expect from your new magical day:

You can still have guests

Up to 30 in fact. However, this figure must include the marrying couple, celebrant,and any third-party suppliers such as photographers.

Small but perfectly formed

There may be fewer people in attendance than you originally envisaged, but no doubt they will be your closest loved ones and the ones you want to spend the most time with. As wonderful as bigger weddings are you don’t always get the chance to spend quality time with everyone. When things are on a smaller scale you can really take the time to enjoy every moment surrounded by the ones you love.

There are new chances to be creative

Perhaps you’d rather have a loved one attend than a photographer and save the professional snaps for a party later down the line. It doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on photos of your nuptials. Cameras on phones these days are amazing, and everyone loves the opportunity to bring out their inner David Bailey. Or go old school with single-use cameras on tables so your guests can grab impromptu candid snaps. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of picking up the photos and not knowing what they’re going to be like!

And new priorities for your budget

Your guestlist reducing in size does bring one huge benefit… your budget will stretch further. You might initially have chosen a stripped back theme with just a handful of choice blooms making the cut. However now, you could put more into the floral budget and choose the bouquet of your dreams…a floral backdrop for photos….even a beautiful floral arch to stand under for your nuptials! Treat yourself to something wonderful that will enhance your day.

Masks can be fancy too

As the marrying couple you, along with your celebrant, are exempt from wearing masks. Your congregation, however, are not. But that doesn’t mean to say they need to be boring or clinical – how about setting a theme? Ask everyone to wear a mask in your wedding colours perhaps – or in a theme they associate with you and your other half – or even ask them to wear one that will make you laugh! Your day, your rules.

The people who care about you will understand your choices

No doubt you will need to revise your guest listbut don’t get too hung up on attendees – pick those closest to you and assure the others that you can’t wait to celebrate with them at a later date, much as would happen for those at home if you had a destination wedding.

Think of the belated celebrations!

Just because the celebrations are small for now, doesn’t mean that has to be it – think of the post-Covid celebrations! Enjoy an intimate ceremony now and look forward to the party later.

For up to date government guidance on the above please click here.

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