Todays announcement of a roadmap out of lockdown by Boris Johnson PM has acknowledged and included the wedding sector, giving a positive boost to all wedding businesses. The attendee numbers are currently low and all are subject to scientific date and The Events Research Programme however the announcement has created a buzz that has been missing for some time.
Details released so far on the Gov.uk website announce that ” from 8th March, people in England, will see restrictions start to lift and the government’s four step roadmap offer a route back to a more normal life”
Stage 1 starts on the 8th March – this means that weddings will “still be able to proceed with 6 attendees only but will no longer be limited to exceptional circumstances.”
Stage 2 starts on 12th April – weddings and receptions with up to 15 attendees in premises permitted to open
Stage 3 – 17th May – weddings and receptions up to 30 attendees.
Stage 4 – 21st June – Limits will be removed for all weddings.
As wedding businesses prepare for an increase in communication from couples, off the back of the announcement, it will bring delight to many that did not think they would be working until much later in the year. The outpour of pend up emotions from wedding business owners have filled the social media feeds already, with lots of questions still unanswered next is to hear the details of what guidance will be in place. As important, the financial news from the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak for the 2021 Budget.