Wedding Ideas: Covid 19
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 measures - from "level zero" to four - to be applied in different areas of Scotland depending on the spread of the virus. This system will come into force from 2nd November and a decision will be made on which tiers will apply to different regions this coming week. Here we will explain the key facts and how weddings are affected in each tier.
The wedding preparations and plans of many couples have been changed by coronavirus. Whether it’s been virtual venue tours, digital dress shopping or remote meetings with suppliers, wedding preparations in 2020 have looked very different. Wedding fairs have also, inevitably, been affected by COVID. These events are often perfect for couples to tick off several items on their planning ‘To-Do’ lists, but lockdowns, social distancing, and bans on any type of exhibition, mean they cannot take place as they normally would.
Currently in the UK, both wedding ceremonies and receptions have limited numbers depending on where you live. Wedding ceremonies and receptions in England are currently limited to 15 people. So, many couples planning Asian weddings are having to face the challenge of downscaling large celebrations (originally averaging 300 guests) if they want their weddings to go ahead.
On October 12th, the Prime Minister announced in Parliament that due to the second wave of coronavirus in the UK, he will be introducing a 3 tier system in England to curb the spread in areas with rising cases. These areas will be rated by risk and identified as “Medium”, “High” and “Very High”. Here we will explain the key facts and how weddings are affected in each tier.
It's understandable for couples with weddings from April 2021 onwards to be speculating on whether the numbers for weddings will increase from the current limits. We've looked at what's happening around the world to see that much larger events are taking place elsewhere, with many countries limiting guests based on the capacity of the venue rather than a fixed number. Over the next months, the government will be able to assess the success of the different policies in deciding on the best way to allow for a controlled increase in numbers.
Although each nation of the UK has different rules on weddings, the guest numbers for weddings are restricted across the country due to Covid-19. In England, couples are now faced with having a 15 person wedding. Micro weddings are incredible, but we know that feeling inspired by a 15 person wedding can be difficult, especially if it wasn't your original plan. So, here are some ideas to help you ensure your wedding day is spectacular, regardless of the restrictions in your area of the country.
Even without coronavirus restrictions, not everyone dreams of a big, white wedding. For those who simply value quality time with close family and friends now is the perfect opportunity for a smaller wedding. No expectation to entertain 250 people, no pressure to invite all your extended family, no flapping over complex table arrangements. This is just about you and your partner gathering your very nearest and dearest together for a celebration of your love.
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