Wedding Ideas: Covid 19
It's the question we are all asking. The simple answer is that no one knows at this stage. A government roadmap for weddings would be meaningless until infection rates have been brought under control and the vaccine program progresses a little further towards its February target. Meanwhile, the industry is quietly putting plans in place to be ready at the earliest opportunity.
As of the 5th of January 2021, each nation of the UK has a national lockdown in place. But will the lockdowns have an impact on wedding plans for 2021?
If you’ve recently got engaged, you’ll want to know where to start your planning and whether Covid restrictions will have any impact on the planning process.
An intimate wedding may mean cutting back on the guestlist and the grazing platters, but one area that doesn’t need to be slimmed down is the speeches. In fact, your wedding speeches have the power to make an even bigger impact; becoming the epi-centre of your day and adding the essential love and laughter to the occasion.
No pressure then. We spoke to the expert wordsmiths at Speechy to find out how you can make the most of your wedding speeches, ensuring maximum laughs from your minimal guests.
With the coronavirus vaccine and rapid testing making huge strides in the last few weeks, along with the government commitment to a weddings task force, we can finally have confidence in how weddings might look and feel in 2021.
In tier 4 and in national lockdowns, Government guidelines have stated that weddings are only allowed to take place in very exceptional circumstances of a ‘deathbed wedding’. So, what exactly is a ‘deathbed wedding’?
LATEST (04/01/21): Scotland will go into a level 4 national lockdown from January 5th 2020 at midnight. Wedding ceremonies and civil partnership registrations can take place with a maximum capacity of 5 people (including the couple, the witnesses and the person conducting the ceremony, 6 if an interpreter is required), provided the venue’s capacity allows for 2 metre physical distancing. More information about what is and is not allowed during Scotland's National Lockdown can be found here.
On October 23rd, Nicola Sturgeon announced that Scotland will be introducing a new 5-tier system to prevent the need for a full, national lockdown. It features five tiers of protective levels - from 'Level 0' to 'Level 4' - to be applied in different areas of Scotland depending on the spread of the virus. This system came into force on 2nd November. Here we will explain the key facts and how weddings are affected in each protective level.
Looking for the English system? You can find it here.
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