2020 has been a nightmare year for many couples who are trying to plan their wedding. From multiple postponements to difficulties getting in touch with key suppliers due to furlough, to local lockdowns to changing government restrictions. Fear not though, there is plenty of advice and resources that are available to you. We've listed and explained them below...
Latest News Relating To Weddings and COVID-19
The Guides for Brides team have been dedicated to ensuring couples, suppliers and venues have all been kept up to date with the changing rules and latest news across the UK and how it relates to weddings.
Their latest wedding news article is regularly updated and worth bookmarking. Guides for Brides also have a dedicated COVID-19 blog category which is a great resource for those planning a wedding during the coronavirus pandemic.
Official Government Resources
Each UK nation has it's own rules and regulations when it comes to weddings. Find the key, official government resources here for planning a COVID Secure wedding in your nation here:
- England: Weddings during COVID
- Scotland: Weddings during COVID
- Wales: Weddings during COVID
- Northern Ireland: Weddings during COVID
If you plan to have a destination wedding or are looking to plan your honeymoon, this can be a difficult time. The official UK government resources can inform you as to which countries are subject to quarantine restrictions and what you will need to do when you arrive there. You can also look at Guides for Bride's guide to destination weddings post-lockdown; this article looks at some of the most popular wedding destinations, their current rules and restrictions and what you legally need to do to get married there.
Guidance on Postponing
However, don't let your wedding day pass without marking the occasion. It will help you both have faith in both your relationship and your new date. Plus, it will be a well-deserved treat after all that postponement stress.
Intimate Wedding Guidance
Planning on going ahead despite restrictions? Good for you! A sequel wedding is becoming an incredibly popular choice for couples as it would allow you to get married now (during COVID restrictions) and have a large celebration with your wider friends and family when the pandemic has passed.
Not sure how to plan an intimate wedding? Read this guide to intimate weddings, it will give you inspiration and link you to other useful resources that you might need.
We really hope all these resources help you to plan your wedding with confidence during this uncertain period. As a final note, follow Guides for Brides on Facebook - their team regularly give live video updates when major changes occur, keeping you up to date and clear on what is going on for weddings wherever you are based in the UK.