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Easing of Lockdown 2021 – Can weddings go ahead this year?

With the lockdown in the UK set to ease over the next few months under Boris Johnson’s roadmap for the relaxing of rules, many of us in the industry remain hopeful and optimistic that weddings will be able to resume this summer as planned and we can get back to the big celebrations very soon! But what is the actual advice and guidelines for the wedding sector for those wishing to marry in 2021?

*It is important to note that this is only a rough outline and these guidelines are regularly changing.

So what does this exactly mean for couples who have summer weddings planned and how do they prepare?

The advice given provides a very positive outlook for couples with summer weddings already planned and while they should proceed with excitement, we advise they also proceed with some caution. We, at Love Lydia Weddings & Events, sincerely sympathise with our couples who remain anxious as their wedding day approaches and whether it will be allowed to go ahead as planned. In preparation, we strongly advise you liaising with your venue or wedding planners for regular updates on what their views are, along with any protective Covid equipment that may need to be put in place if guidelines are pushed back, and dare we say it, in the worst-case scenario. While our industry remains highly optimistic for future events, we do recommend having a ‘back up’ in place, especially when we are in such unprecedented times.

Wedding restrictions across the UK, Scotland and Wales have similar but different roadmap dates so do be sure to follow these accordingly and regularly check for new Government guidelines to ensure you are clear on what you are, and are not, permitted to do.

With the UK having first gone into a lockdown just over a year ago, we are reflecting on the rocky road we have experienced so far but are pleased to say that hope is high on the horizon and that we will be back on track with full wedding celebrations sooner rather than later. Afterall, what better way is there to celebrate the end of a national lockdown than with a wedding?!

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Thank you very much for helping to organise the most gorgeous wedding for my lovely daughter and son-in-law. You have done us proud, and your team and everyone involved has done us proud. What an amazing wedding.. everyone has been phoning and texting and saying it’s the best wedding they have been to. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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We don’t know how we would have done it without you! Your professional, yet friendly approach, really put us at ease during the whole fourteen month process. Thank you so much for arranging our wedding over four days in Albania. Your patience was extremely appreciated and your resourcefulness was second to none. Our guests were completely blown away with the beautiful venue and styling and are still talking about it several months later. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and will never arrange another event without Love Lydia.

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Just to say a belated thank you for all your kind help throughout our wedding preparations. Your attention to detail and flexibility helped us to create the most perfect day of our lives. We had an incredible day making so many treasured memories. It was quite exhausting to be honest (!) but you took a lot of pressure off us which was super. Thank you again, best wishes.

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We really appreciated all of the advice you were able to offer & for the recommendations.

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