Covid-19 continues to hit the headlines and each day it feels like there is a new story, guideline or piece of advice. At publication, the information used in this article was correct and up to date, we will strive to update with the latest advice but if you are unsure on anything then you can refer to the Government Guidelines.
Will I have to cancel my wedding because of Coronavirus?
The short answer is we don’t know. However, it feels unlikely that events such as weddings will need to be cancelled in the same way that large scale festivals and events – that have thousands of attendees – may need to be in the coming weeks.
If you are having a wedding abroad then it does depend on your country of choice. Keep up to date with information on travel to your chosen destination and contact your local wedding planner for advice and guidance.
What precautions can I take at my wedding?
If you are looking to take some extra precautions then a few small changes can help. Ensure your venue has plenty of hand soap available for the bathrooms and if you are having food stations or sweet buffets then ensure you have plenty of utensils available so your guests don’t have to use their hands.
Will I be able to get my wedding dress on time?
There have been a number of stories in the news about wedding dress deliveries being delayed, if you have any concerns about your wedding dress then contact your bridal shop and they will be able to give you up to date information.
Will I have to cancel my honeymoon?
Again, this will depend on where you have chosen to visit – but if you do have to cancel, just remember you are postponing it and not cancelling. If you are not able to go on your honeymoon then you can still have a special few days together or even plan the future trip you will be going on.
What if my wedding suppliers get sick?
It’s worth remembering the chances of this are still very low – if you are feeling concerned then talk to each supplier. Many wedding suppliers are part of a network and can call on each other for help if illness prevents them from attending a wedding. Communication is key so keep in touch and have clear plans in place.
Remember to be kind
If the world is feeling a little bit scarier right now, remember your wedding day could be the moment of joy that your friends and family could do with right now. Be kind to your other half, your suppliers and your friends and family.