There is no question that the impact of Covid-19 pandemic has brought us a big wave of uncertainity over the economy, employment, finances and mental health in 2020. Now we have to prepare for the second wave, this crisis feels that it is out of control.

The couple who planned a wedding this year was forced to change the plan. Wedding industries were affected badly. A lot of bookings were cancelled or postponed. I have been thinking what I can do to help couples, and also survive myself as a wedding photographer. The restrictions were slightly relaxed in England in August, however sadly it is now tightened again.  

I would like to offer a special package for those who suffer their original plan, but still want to make their wedding happen this year. Also, it is the best to time to do a location shoot as there are less tourists in England!

 

A SPECIAL OFFER DURING COVID-19

20% discount of all my packages

Minimum 2 hours

No cancellation fee

Flexible approach

 

 

 

(Valid until 31st December 2020)

 

 

 

The Latest COVID-19 Rules in England.

(Updated on 22nd September)

 

Despite groups of more than six people from different households can’t meet up in England, we are still allowed wedding ceremonies and sit-down receptions of up to 15 people at ”Covid-secure” venues from 28th September. This was down from 30 people.

 

  • Ceremony:

 Up to 15 people including the couple, staff, photographers and witnesses (however this won’t include staff employed by the venue) are permitted to attend ceremonies. No food or drink should be consumed unless essential.

  • Reception:

15 people will be allowed to attend a reception after the ceremony, which means sit- down meals are allowed but no more than 15 people. Dancing should not be permitted due to the increased risk of transmission.

  • Singing,chanting, shouting and raising voices

These need to be avoided.

  • Music:

Both professionals and non-professionals, or groups which include non-professionals, can conduct indoor performances with audiences in line with the guidance for people working in the performing arts.

  • Social distancing:

Different households should stay at least one metre apart at all times.

  • Face covering

Face coverings are required by law to be worn in a greater number of public indoor settings. However, there are valid exemptions, which cover the couple being married or joined in a partnership and those officiating at the wedding. This exemption does not apply to those observing the wedding, who should wear face coverings consistent with the requirements for any other public space.

  • Ring exchange:

Hands wash ought to be washed before and after the exchanging of rings and that the rings should be handled by as few people as possible.

  • Distination Wedding

Keep in touch with your venue and following the latest travel advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs of the country. Rules are different.

 

At last..

If you feel your day will be too different from the one you wanted, it is generally better to postpone rather than cancel it. Many venues and suppliers are likely to have lost significant sums of money, so try to find a solution that works for your plans. If your wedding is coming up and is technically allowed to take place, that’s where things become trickier to change a plan. Read the small print in your contract to check the rules on cancellation or date changes of the businesses you are using. And then ask them what they are prepared to offer. I hope you can make your day how you want.

 

 

(Information is based on UK Gov site and BBC)