What next for Weddings?
It has been a challenging time if you were planning to wed in 2021. So far this year, weddings have been banned in all but exceptional circumstances, and even then with only six people allowed to attend. The roadmap to easing restrictions has now been announced and – if things go to plan – then there is every reason to be optimistic for spring and summer weddings.
For spring weddings, well you don’t need to wait too long at all. From 8 March weddings can go ahead for the first time this year, though the limit of 6 guests will still be in place. If you can wait until 12 April then you can have 15 guests and even enjoy some outdoor hospitality. Five weeks after that on 17 May you can enjoy inviting 30 guests to your wedding ceremony when indoor hospitality will be allowed under the rule of six.
So that is good news for spring weddings – as long as you are happy keeping it small and outdoors. If you plan a bigger ceremony and some indoor celebrations then book your wedding date after 21 June. By then it is hoped that there will few if any restrictions so summer weddings can go ahead in the way we used to call ‘normal’.
Whatever your plans, book early! After months when no weddings were allowed, there are plenty of couples wanting to get hitched in the second half of this year.
This is just the plan for England and the dates are provisional depending on evidence that the Pandemic is under control. The devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have published their own plans.