Our wedding date was booked for the 30th of August 2020.
I was one of those brides, we booked our wedding back in 2018 with 60 day guests and 100 evening guests invited. Then COVID hit… yes there were tears, lots of them.
In March and April we had hope, May and June we had less hope, there was lots of stress, uncertainty, and tears but in July we had hope again with weddings being allowed with 30 guests. We had a decision to make, to postpone, or to go ahead with fewer guests. It was a really hard decision at first, but then we started to think about it logically.
We wanted to get married to make that special commitment to each other, create that bond between one another. All suppliers were booked and deposits paid, everything was in place for our wedding.
We didn’t need everyone there to get married? So we decided to keep our original date, with only 25 guests, and decided that we would celebrate our reception next year with everyone.
And do you know what? Our day was perfect! We had our closest family and friends there, we had a lovely meal after the ceremony and played garden games. Everyone had to wear facemasks during the ceremony and we had to space tables out during the wedding breakfast, but other than those restrictions we had a fantastic time.
The best thing about our decision to go ahead with our wedding on a small scale is that we don’t miss out, because we will get to celebrate with everyone again next year. Plus, I get to wear my dress again!
This week Boris Johnson reduced wedding guest numbers to 15. Is this such a bad thing? Maybe you could plan a similar day to me? And don’t forget to book your wedding videographer so you can play your wedding video at your reception in 2021!
Always remember, you can’t cancel love!