How to Have a Covid Safe Wedding at Home
If you are hosting guests at home, you’ll want to keep your guests as safe as possible, here’s our advice on ensuring your wedding reception is as COVID-secure in your garden as it would be elsewhere.
Track and Trace / Covid Passports
To aid efforts of NHS Test and Trace, you’ll need to ensure there is effective track and trace in place.
Plan your event like a professional
Those using a specialist marquee company, caterer or wedding planner will have professional on hand to be able to advise on appropriate health and safety arrangements.
If you are planning your own event we’d encourage you to look at these guidelines.
They were put together by the main marquee associations as a proposal to ensure COVID-secure weddings and demonstrate best practice.
From the experts
I would urge every couple to make their marquee wedding at home as COVID-Secure as they possibly can. Your guests will be reassured and enjoy the event more, and it will help demonstrate to the government that weddings can be held safely, regardless of the choice of venue.Alison Hargreaves, Wedding industry expert and Guides for Brides CEO
Follow the recommended guidelines
We are awaiting the full government reception guidance, but in the meantime, the ceremonies guidance confirms that “Receptions can also proceed with up to 30 people in a COVID-19 Secure indoor venue, or outdoors. This includes private gardens.”
Our thanks to all those that fought alongside us for the rights for the many couples planning a reception at home. We’ll keep working together for all restrictions to be lifted from Step 4.
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