Answers to common questions about being COVID-19 secure at your wedding

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Does my venue have to shut at 10pm now in line with the new pub restrictions?

If there is a local lockdown can my wedding still go ahead?

Are babies and children included in the guest limit?

Can a group of up to 15 book a restaurant or pub for their post wedding dinner?

Which suppliers must fall within the 15 person limit before the wedding takes place?

Can a group of up to 30 book a restaurant or pub for their post wedding dinner?

Can a couple take advantage of a large family home to erect a marquee in, once married at a licenced wedding venue?

Can we stay overnight in the hotel where we are getting married?

Which suppliers must fall within the 30 person limit before the wedding takes place?

My venue has said that they are currently able to do wedding receptions of 70 guests as they are a licensed restaurant. Is this allowed?

If my ceremony is outside will guests still be required to wear face coverings?

Are there any specific health and safety requirements I need to know about regarding cake at a COVID-19 safe wedding?

How can I safely display my cake(s)?

Can my guests take the flowers home with them at the end of the night?

How can I safely distribute bridal party flowers on the day so minimal people touch them?

I’m shielding, but really want to go wedding dress shopping. Can I still come to the bridal shop?

I’ve just travelled from abroad, can I still come to my bridalwear appointment?

I’ve got some symptoms, but it’s probably not COVID-19. Can I still go to my bridalwear appointment?

Do I need to wear gloves to visit a bridal shop?

Do I need to wear a face covering at my bridalwear appointment?

How safe will the boutique be?

What should I look for to ensure my Hair and Make Up Artist is being as safe as possible?

What if the area that my supplier lives in goes into a local lockdown? 

What if Test and Trace have contacted my supplier and asked them to self isolate, can they still attend my wedding?

Can I still attend my hair and make up trial if I am feeling ill?

Will the bridal prep area at my venue be open?

My Hair and Make Up Artist has sent me a COVID-19 risk questionnaire, do I need to fill it in?

Who can be in the room when I have my hair and make up done?

Will I need to wear a mask while I have my make up done? 

Will I need to wear a mask while having my hair done?

Can I have my hair and makeup done by an Hair and Make Up Artist on the morning of my wedding?

Who’s responsible for ensuring my wedding is compliant with the Guidelines?

Will suppliers and venue staff be wearing face coverings?

When do we need to wear face coverings?

Is my venue COVID-19 Secure?

I’ve found a loophole and want to host my wedding as I originally planned, what should I consider?

Are my suppliers insured to perform weddings beyond what is in the Guidelines?