Answers to common questions about wedding breakfasts and dinners

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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?

What kind of cake can I have for 15 guests as my original cake was designed for a lot more people?

Will my suppliers still be able to deliver and set up decor items/flowers if I am only allowed to have 15 people?

My venue can hold more than 15 people socially distanced, is it ok to have more guests?

My venue is too small to hold 15 people with social distancing. What do I do?

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?

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

Is there any guidance on how long or short a wedding reception can be?

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?

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)?

What kind of cake can I have for 30 guests as my original cake was designed for a lot more people?

Can I still have a cake at my wedding?

Can I take my bouquet home with me?

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?

Will my suppliers still be able to deliver and set up decor items/flowers if I am only allowed to have 30 people?

My plans have changed and I am no longer able to have the same sized wedding as originally booked.  My flower order needs changing, what do I do?

I have moved my wedding date, will I still be able to have the type of flowers I want for my wedding?

Will our speeches be able to be photographed?

Will we be able to have my cake cutting moment photographed?

Can we cut our cake?

My venue can hold more than 30 people socially distanced, is it ok to have more guests?

Will suppliers and venue staff be wearing face coverings?

When do we need to wear face coverings?

I would like everyone to sit where they want and not be forced to sit together, what do I do?

How do I seat my guests together to make sure that it is safe?

My venue is too small to hold 30 people with social distancing. What do I do?

Can I have a sweet table or dessert table?

The guidelines say we can have a guest book and a polaroid camera but they should be minimised and hand sanitisation encouraged both before and after contact. What does this mean?

How would sharing platters or shared dishes work on a table, does this count as a buffet?

What can’t I have at my wedding reception?

My marquee company is still saying they can deliver my marquee to my garden. What do I do?

Is my venue COVID-19 Secure?

What can my wedding reception consist of?

My venue has said I can hold my wedding reception however, I’m nervous about whether it adheres to the Guidelines. What shall I do?

Can I have my “Wedding Reception”?