Updated Roadmap for Weddings 2021. Help and Advice For Booking Weddings During Covid-19

Updated: Mar 17

This is the latest roadmap and government plans.

From April 12, at the earliest, wedding receptions will be able to go ahead with up to 15 people in places that are permitted to be open. This appears to be outdoors only.

Then, from May 17 at the earliest, numbers for ceremonies and receptions will hopefully increase up to 30 people.

It is hoped limits on numbers at weddings will be scrapped altogether from June 21.

As things stand under the current government restrictions and guidelines weddings can only go ahead with up to six people in exceptional circumstances such as terminal illness.

From April 12th there will be allowed a total of 15 guests, this includes the marital couple but does not include the suppliers such as wedding photographers etc. Weddings can only take place in COVID-19 secure settings and a sit-down meal for those guests is likely to be permitted.

From May 17th it is hoped that this number will increase to 30 people and with the same restrictions as above.

For the full govt roadmap see here

What do we do next?

If you and your partner are in a state of anxiety over wedding plans, try not to worry, you are not the only ones. Sadly, this has affected tens of thousands of couples in the UK all wanting to have their dream wedding surrounded by all their friends, family and loved ones.

Having had nearly a year of dealing with the rescheduling of weddings let me try and help with some advice.

1. Speak to your venue, try to see how the land lies about moving your date. Be prepared for them to be busy, they may be isolating, furloughed, or closed and so unable to respond immediately! They may also advice, which is commonplace, that they can only deal with postponements for couples whose weddings are in the next 3 months. This is because of the ever-changing guidelines but does not help with your already heightened anxiety.