Weddings and civil partnerships can go ahead, as long as the venue is Covid-secure and permitted to open. The number allowed to attend has doubled since the last rule changes came into force on April 12. This means that 30 people, rather than 15, can now attend a wedding.
Private homes cannot be used as venues, although an outdoor garden would be allowed. Marquees can be used as long as at least half of the walls are open to the air. As venues like restaurants and visitor attractions can now open, they also provide another option.
Although the two-metre rule is becoming more relaxed, people are still advised to exercise caution. Dancing is not encouraged, although the couple can take part in their first dance. Sharing drinking vessels should also be avoided – even where this takes place as part of a religious ceremony.
While the new rules might not make for the wedding couples dreamed of before Covid-19, the ability to share the big day with up to 30 people represents a significant step forward, as does the opening up of more hospitality venues. Care should still be taken, but weddings are finally starting to resemble the way they once were. This is surely just as good news for your Liverpool wedding photographer and guests as it is for those planning a wedding, and we certainly look forward to the relaxing of rules here at Matthew Rycraft Photography.
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