For couples expecting to walk down the aisle in 2020, it’s been a tumultuous year, as the coronavirus has scuppered most long-awaited plans.
However, the government did provide some relief when it announced in June that wedding ceremonies could go ahead from 4 July, with up to 30 guests.
Unfortunately the news wasn’t as promising for wedding receptions. Although they were initially given the green light to go ahead from 1 August, the prime minister Boris Johnson made a U-turn on the government’s decision, postponing them until 15 August at the earliest.
The government confirmed this week that wedding receptions can go ahead from this Saturday, but only in the form of a sit-down meal with up to 30 guests, in a Covid-secure venue.
The new guidance will not apply in areas such as