Local COVID alert levels in England & what this means for weddings

Weddings are still able to go ahead following government guidance. However it’s important to check your local area and the area that you plan to hold your wedding events to ensure there are no additional restrictions.

Local COVID alert level: medium

Weddings can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees.

Local COVID alert level: high

Weddings can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees, but it is important that you also check for any additional local restrictions.

Local COVID alert level: very high

Weddings can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees. However, wedding receptions are not allowed. It is also important that you also check for any additional local restrictions.

This site was created to help couples have the most beautiful but safe weddings under the current Government guidelines. Here you will find articles that give you information about how weddings can safely take place during the pandemic and be COVID-19 secure.

The articles on this website are written by professionals who work within the wedding sector and have been reviewed by an events health & safety expert. To find out more about who contributed, click here.

To find the answers you need, you can either search in the box above or click on the topics below to find information that is relevant to your day. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, you can ask us a question at the bottom of this page.

During the event planning process it is important that you constantly review the Government guidance as these change often and the date of the guidance is sometimes not updated. The articles on this website may not have been updated to be in line with the Government Guidelines depending on when the guidance is updated. Please look out for the “This is accurate as of” date in each article.

There are many websites that give different pieces of guidance that you may need to refer to, or websites that you may find useful when it comes to planning your COVID-19 secure weddings. We have added and will continue to update a list of useful link here.


What About Weddings

We understand and we’re feeling frustrated too! All of the people involved in putting this website together work in the wedding sector and are looking forward to getting back to doing what they love, whatever that may look like.

We know there has been some progress with the government guidelines, but it seems that despite weddings being a £14.7b sector, it’s a sector that hasn’t had as much support as others.

That’s why the #WhatAboutWeddings campaign was created to lobby government and highlight the critical need of the wedding sector for clarity, parity and choice. The campaign also sets out to shine a spotlight on issues that wedding suppliers, venues and couples are experiencing as a result of the pandemic.

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Although we can’t guarantee to answer every question, we will try our very best to answer questions that we think will help the majority. Please check back soon to see if we were able to help.