Wedding Ideas: Planning a Wedding
This is the best place to start planning your wedding! We’ve split our handy wedding planning guide into months so that you can plan along with our wedding planning timeline no matter how soon you’re getting married.
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.
However, these events are being adapted to go ahead in a COVID-secure way. Thanks to the creative ideas of organisers, couples have still been able to attend a wedding fair, even if they are slightly different. Here’s what you can expect from a wedding fair during coronavirus…
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.
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.
We usually steer well clear of politics, but this week it was hard for the wedding industry to ignore what was happening in parliament.
There are many reasons that the entire wedding industry reacted so strongly to comments suggesting that the sector isn’t viable and I’d like to share some of those reasons with you.
Feast your eyes on this stunning, styled shoot submitted by Bromley Court Hotel. The opulent colour scheme of emerald green and gold brings out the freshness of dark wooden decor and brings a luxurious feel to this rustic wedding style. Set inside Bromley Court Hotel's Garden Restaurant, this shoot oozes luxury and opulence and will inspire couples looking for a darker, elegant colour scheme for their big day with simple, rustic touches.
The effects of the coronavirus pandemic on weddings plus the inspiration of the recent summer sun, has meant that many couples are considering a more outdoor-focused wedding for 2021 and 2022. It's worth bearing in mind that in England and Wales you will need to have your civil ceremony beneath a licensed structure in order for your wedding to be legally binding. However, if you would prefer an outdoor ceremony, there is always the option of a celebrant-led ceremony and completing the legal formalities at another time.
So, here is our essential guide for hosting an outdoor wedding to help with your planning.
We’re calling on everyone - guests, venues, businesses and couples - to follow the guidance carefully and show that we can all act responsibly, within the guidelines. We need to demonstrate that weddings don’t contribute to an increase in the spread of COVID-19.
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