Coronavirus Service Update


Our hearts and minds are with you during this pandemic. If there is anything we can do to help, please do let us know.

There's no doubt that the hardships experienced by most during the development and spread of COVID-19 have been life-changing and entirely unexpected. It's become the norm to queue outside supermarkets, stay 2 metres apart and, for most, wear face masks in the street. Coronavirus has literally changed the world. Although difficult to imagine now, this way of life is temporary. Hold in there. Normality will begin to return this year.

On 22nd February, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his road map out of lockdown.

Step 1: 8 March - weddings continue to be limited to six attendees

Step 2: 12 April - weddings of up to 15 people are allowed. Hospitality opens up again

Step 3: 17 May - weddings of up to 30 people are allowed, coinciding with groups of 30 being able to gather outdoors. Indoor hospitality venues reopen

Step 4: 21 June - weddings return to normal, with no limit on attendees. Lockdown fully lifted and social distancing measures abolished

We except the Wedding industry to return to near-normal in the summer of 2021.

Before the previous lockdown, we witnessed a Tier system which heavily restricted Weddings.

The Tier System

Tier 1

  • Least restrictions

  • Less than 100 cases per 100,000 people

  • A maximum of six people can meet indoors or outdoors, with an exception for weddings and civil ceremonies where up to 15 people can attend

  • Sit-down receptions allowed, but hospitality venues must close at 11pm (last orders at 10pm) and only offer table service

Tier 2

  • Restrictions increase

  • Over 100 cases per 100,000 people

  • No mixing of households indoors apart from with established support bubbles, while a maximum of six people can meet outdoors

  • Wedding ceremonies and sit-down receptions of up to 15 people permitted

Tier 3

  • Tight restrictions

  • Introduced when Tier 2 has failed to reduce transmissions

  • Household mixing is not allowed indoors or in most places outdoors

  • Places of worship remain open and wedding ceremonies are allowed for up to 15 people, but wedding receptions are banned

  • Hospitality businesses shut down

Tier 4

  • Tightest restrictions

  • No-one is permitted to enter or leave Tier 4 areas

  • Non-essential retail, indoor leisure, indoor entertainment and personal care sectors must close

  • One person can meet with one other in an outdoor space

  • Weddings, unless in exceptional circumstances such as 'deathbed weddings', are banned

Most Recent Updates for England

  • Wedding Ceremonies may take place in Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 areas only

  • Wedding Ceremonies may not take place in Tier 4 areas, except in exceptional circumstances, such as those that take place on a death bed

  • Wedding Receptions (a sit-down meal) may take place in Tier 1 and Tier 2 areas only

  • Maximum number of guests have been reduced to 15 people since September last year

Further guidance includes the following

  • Ceremonies should be kept as short as reasonably possible

  • No food or drink should be consumed as part of the event

  • Hands must be washed before and after the exchanging of the rings

  • Singing, shouting or playing music at a volume that makes people raise their voice should be avoided Speaking during the ceremony – for example saying the responses to the vows – should not be done with a raised voice

  • Playing instruments that are blown into should be avoided

  • When singing or chanting is required, only one person is allowed to do so

  • Venues should try to help people keep social distance with markings on the floor as guidance

A large number of our clients have postponed their weddings until next year or 2022 (often more than once). We are very understanding of the situation. It is out of everybody's control. Please stay positive, and should you require a photographer or videographer, we will attempt to beat any quote you have received and try our best to remain flexible.

Our Precautions

  • We are wearing a high quality clean face covering for the entirety of each wedding

  • We are remaining at least 2 metres from everybody wherever possible