Uk Coronavirus Lockdown, Coronavirus

Uk Coronavirus Lockdown, Coronavirus

Couples 'deflated' as coronavirus restrictions mean wedding plans are 'left to rot'

'People cannot change huge wedding plans for the third or fourth time, and... who wants a wedding with 15 people and no wedding reception?'

11/24/2020 10:08:00 AM

'People cannot change huge wedding plans for the third or fourth time, and... who wants a wedding with 15 people and no wedding reception?'

'People cannot change huge wedding plans for the third or fourth time, and ... who wants a wedding with 15 people and no wedding reception?'

Boris Johnson warned on Monday night that Britain is entering "the season to be jolly careful" as he announced new coronavirus restrictions that will last until the end of March.Outdoor sporting venues in Tier one areas will be permitted to admit up to 4,000 spectators to an event or allow 50 per cent capacity, whichever is lower, while the caps were 2,000 and 1,000 respectively for indoor venues in tiers one and two.

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Collective worship and weddings however will resume with a cap of 15 guests and receptions will be banned in Tier 3."Limiting to 15 just doesn't make sense when I can go to the local pub with 100 plus (people), or now visit a sporting event with 2,000 plus," Hannah Wilkin, 30, from Norwich, told the PA news agency.

"I think every wedding venue should be able to confirm what capacity they could accommodate based on size of venue. So if the Government advised 25 per cent to 50 per cent, for example, the wedding venue could dictate what would be suitable to adhere to social distancing."

Ms Wilkin said she and her fiance were due to get married in June 2021 in Norfolk, but uncertainty was putting their plans on hold."(We are) unable to currently formalise any wedding plans or even get excited out of concern it may not go ahead," she said. "This then stops us from making life decisions such as starting a family, as we both want to be married first."

A student nurse from Portsmouth, who did not wish to be named, said she and her fiance "do not understand" why hundreds of sports fans can congregate while they can only have 15 guests in their church."We are getting married in a huge church which holds hundreds of people," the 24-year-old said. "We do not understand how 1,000 people are allowed inside for sport events etcetera... and how cinemas and theatres can be open.

"I believe the official capacity (of the church) is approximately 350 people. If we could even have one fifth of this amount it would make such a difference."We've both worked so hard throughout this pandemic and just feel so let down and deflated."

A lack of certainty was cited by one industry worker as a key factor behind people postponing the planning of their weddings, leaving people like her "to rot"."Due to the ongoing uncertainty, including the fact that we still don't know who will be in which tier or for how long, some bookings for next year are now cancelling," Cate Baines, a self-employed celebrant from Lancashire, told PA.

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"People cannot change huge wedding plans for the third or fourth time, and new bookings/enquiries are non-existent as who wants a wedding with 15 people and no wedding reception? Read more: The Telegraph »

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We are getting married on 5th December. We’re just so happy we can after missing out this month. The person paying for the wedding You can't change death either. Ever. I would. The sensible thing to do is spend your money wisely and not waste it on the wedding industry. We did we had 4 at ours (plus us).

Is true romance dead? I married my first wife in Inverness in December 1976. Honeymoon on the Isle of Skye! We informed our families by telegram. 'Remember our wedding where we got my grandad & your aunt sick & they passed away shortly afterwards...?' We've had nearly 5 yrs of cod-patriot wankers like the Telegraph invoking WWII & we then get a real crisis & they don't want to apply that actual pragmatic attitude.

This is about the destruction of the traditional family unit. Marriage is a joyous occasion and still the underpinning of the fabric of society. This goodness has to go in the GreatReset It’s a good point. Why are sporting venues are allowed so many but there can’t be a reception of any kind - even if it’s just for the 15 at the ceremony.

A wedding is the joining of 2 people. It doesn't have to be a big show off event. Why start a life together in debt so the uncle of your mothers husband can get drunk and embarass everyone? Get married in a tracksuit then call it a sporting event follow me for more tips! Just hire a school. Simples Perhaps some unsuspected relatives/friends infect everyone with COVID19, with unexpected few's lives be cut short, is a better idea.

But football can go ahead. Yes, social distancing inside but what happens when they all pour out? Weddings are essential. Moan all you like. All they’re trying to do is to stop a wedding being rapidly followed by funerals. Got a better idea that actually works in the real world? Coronavirus is a biological weapon used by Mongolia around the world! Coronavirus used by Mongolia in my home!

It's all about oppressive control and continually changing rules to affect as many people's lives as possible. It's what despotic dictators do. The more we comply, the more it encourages them to concoct even more ridiculous rules. People who don’t want to kill their families and neighbors. But what a great excuse not to invite all the wedding hangers on that 'have' to be invited because they held you as a baby for 35 seconds...

Could it be that people are more intimate with people they know. Just a wild a guess. Me!! Had 12 at mine. Loved it. That was 9 years ago. 🤷🏼‍♀️ TBH anyone sane state could reptesent service for covid spreading prevention at big private events ... who wants a wedding anyway? To anyone who could see from the get-go... this crazy government run by Bill Gates and his crew had no intention of changing things any time soon, they didn't push ' the new normal' for no reason. Its time every single person in the country says NO! and stands up for humanity.

Who on earth has been making “huge wedding plans” in the last 8 months FFS? People, don’t plan huge weddings at the moment. You’re welcome!