How have wedding rules changed since April 12?
As England’s lockdown continues to ease alongside those in Wales and the rest of the UK, new rules applying to weddings have come into effect since April 12. Read on to discover how this could affect your plans - and the capturing of your wedding photos in Liverpool.
On April 5, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that the lockdown in England would be eased from a week later – April 12 – as planned. Now that date has passed, what is the current situation? Here’s the lowdown from Matthew Rycraft Photography.
In some venues, weddings, civil partnerships and receptions can be held, and attended by up to 15 guests. Where COVID-19 secured venues are permitted to open, a marriage or partnership ceremony can take place.
Wedding receptions can also be held, albeit with a maximum of 15 guests permitted. This can include a sit-down meal, as long as this is hosted at an outdoor venue that is COVID-19 secure and allowed to open. As such, a reception cannot be held in a public outdoor space like a park, nor in a private garden.
The legislative changes also affect weddings, as they determine which suppliers can be used. From April 12, other businesses such as shops and hairdressers were also permitted to open. This means those tying the knot can book nail, beauty and hair appointments to help them prepare for the big day.
Clothing is also now less of an issue, as bridal boutiques, menswear retailers and outlets offering alternations are also now open – as well as jewellers. A staycation-style honeymoon in self-contained accommodation can also be taken. Our Covid wedding guide are a great source of information to help you along your wedding journey.
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