Weddings were one of the most affected areas in the government's update yesterday, on June 14th. Firstly, the good news - large weddings are now able to go ahead from June 21st.
However, there are some regulations that you'll need to abide by if your wedding is taking place between June 21st and July 19th. Read on for everything you need to know.
Ultimately, guest numbers will be dictated by a venues ability to socially distance everyone in attendance. If you're confused by any measures, you can book a wedding consultation with our expert Natasha who will be happy to talk you through everything. Click here to book.
The Prime Minister has said there would be a review of the data at the end of June to consider a possible lifting of restrictions on July 5th.
Unlimited attendees at wedding ceremonies and receptions, provided that guests can be accommodated in a COVID-secure, socially distanced way. Marquees will count as outdoor spaces, provided they have two sides raised for ventilation.
Musical entertainment is permitted with a group of up to six performers allowed inside and up to 30 performers allowed outdoors
The wedding couple’s first dance is allowed to take place indoors
Speeches are permitted, with government guidance saying that these should occur outdoors or in a well-ventilated area where possible. Public address systems like microphones are preferable to raised voices.
The cutting of the cake may take place indoors
Guestbooks and camera stations are permitted, but contact should be minimised, with hand sanitisation stations encouraged before and after use
Dancing indoors is not permitted, but the government is also advising against dancing outdoors
Communal singing, including hymns, is advised against
Cash donations are not advised, with online giving recommended instead
Reusable service booklets and devotional materials are also advised against
Stand up drinks receptions at outdoor or indoor wedding receptions
Face masks have to be worn indoors during wedding ceremonies and receptions, except when eating and drinking
Table service is mandatory for food and drink, with no more than six guests per table
Risk assessments are mandatory for all wedding venues, as well as guests celebrating on private land if more than 30 people are attending
N.B. The following applies to weddings in England only.