What an interesting year 2020 has been. We know that couples are concerned about how COVID-19 may affect their wedding, so here we've listed and explained some top resources for you to help ease your concerns and help you find the information you need.
Latest Wedding News and COVID-19
Firstly, it's really important to stay up to date with the latest news. Sometimes, the usual news sites don't cover that specific information and you need to really search to find it. The Guides for Brides dedicated themselves to ensuring couples, suppliers and venues can have this information quickly and clearly. Their latest wedding news article is regularly updated and worth bookmarking.
Guides for Brides also have a dedicated COVID-19 blog category. This is an excellent resource for couples 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. Here we have listed the official government resources so you can find them easily. These resources are key to ensuring your wedding is COVID-secure and safe for you, your partner, your guests, and any staff who attend the wedding in person.
- England: Weddings during COVID
- Scotland: Weddings during COVID
- Wales: Weddings during COVID
- Northern Ireland: Weddings during COVID
Weddings Overseas and Honeymoons
If you are looking to go abroad to get married, 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. Guides for Bride's guide to destination weddings post-lockdown is also a useful article. It looks at some of the most popular wedding destinations, what the current rules are for traveling to said destination. Not only this, but the article points you towards the important information and rules for legally getting married there.
Guidance on Postponing
Many couples have taken the decision to postpone their weddings this year. That's never an easy decision, but it is necessary if you don't want your wedding to be affected by COVID restrictions. Here is a guide to postponing your wedding and how to stay positive during this time. However, to help you stay positive for your new date, don't let your date pass without celebrating what would have been.
Intimate Wedding Guidance
Sequel weddings are becoming an incredibly popular choice for couples. It's the best of both worlds, allowing you to get married now (during COVID restrictions) and have a much bigger celebration with your wider friends and family when the pandemic has passed. Perhaps, you could wear your dress twice or treat yourself to a whole new bridal look!
Not sure how to plan an intimate wedding? Read this guide to intimate weddings, it links to other useful resources that you might need and provides some much needed intimate wedding inspiration.
As a final note, we recommend following Guides for Brides on Facebook. Whenever there is an update that affects weddings, their team regularly go live or post video updates. This will help you keep up to date on everything going on in the world of weddings wherever you are based in the UK.