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?!