Updated: 4th July 22:23
What are my options?
I know that there are many couples who are worried about how COVID-19 will affect their wedding. Therefore I thought it would be useful to discuss the options.
I recognise that there are a number of people who are concerned and I completely understand that, but I want to assure you that in the situation where the government has lifted restrictions that allow your wedding to go ahead, myself and my team will be there.
If I, or any of the team, should actually get the virus, we will, of course, arrange a suitable Photographer (or Videographer & Photobooth Operator, if you booked one with us) to cover your wedding day, as I would in any other case of sickness, as per your contract.
Weddings With Up To 30 Guests
From the 4th of July, Weddings with up to 30 people are now allowed to take place in England. As Weddings usually bring together family and friends into close contact, the government has issued a number of guidelines:
Wedding Venues can only reopen if they are able to safely do so.
Ceremonies must be kept as short as possible
No food or drink is allowed to be consumed unless it is an essential part of the ceremony
Group singing and the playing of instruments should be avoided
A maximum of 30 guests can attend a ceremony, and only where there is adequate space to socially distance. This number includes all guests, your officiant and any staff not employed by the venue, such as myself, the photographer
It’s strongly advised that receptions do not take place after the ceremony; Only a small celebration of 6 people outside or 2 households inside.
The venue must keep a record of all involved for 21 days should they need to be traced
Thinking Of Postponing Your Wedding?
You should firstly check-in with your wedding insurance and ask them about how your cover is affected if you move or postpone the day.
Speak To Your Venue And Other Suppliers
Due to the current circumstances, I will be happy for you to move your wedding your 2020 date to any time within the next 18 months from the date of your wedding as long as I am still available, with no change in my service or cost to you. Your other suppliers may have similar plans or clauses in their contracts with you so ensure you speak with them too.
Speak To Family And Friends For Advice
They may be relieved at the idea of moving the date, but may also have some good thoughts about what to do.
Get A New Plan In Place
After finding the dates your suppliers/venues are available on, put together a plan of how to confirm and communicate your postponement.
Final Words Of Advice
Don’t give in and panic. Please do contact me and let me know if I can help in any way.