What are the new wedding rules in England?

Updated: Jun 18, 2021

UPDATED 18/6/2021

It’s been a topsy-turvy 12 months in the UK wedding industry through all of the lockdowns, but it looks as though weddings are set to return to a sort of “normal” after 21st June 2021.

The new rules

After 21 June, more than 30 guests will be allowed to attend a wedding, either held outside or inside a venue that's been deemed Covid-secure. Although the Government hasn't set a maximum number of guests, social distancing rules will still apply and dancing and singing are not permitted. The venue must provide table service, and everyone over the age of 11 must wear a mask indoors except when they're drinking or eating. This requirement includes all staff at the event, including the photographer and videographer, but not the couple or the person officiating at the wedding itself.

The wedding venue must undertake a COVID-19 Risk Assessment in order to determine whether they can accommodate the number of guests safely and in accordance with social distancing guidelines (available on www.gov.uk).

Can you dance?

From a couple's perspective, they will be allowed to have their First Dance, but there will be no other dancing permitted.

As I said, this is a version of the new "normal" and whilst there are still restrictions, it's hoped that the relaxation of some requirements will allow couples to have and enjoy their special day.

I’ve attached images below that might answer some of your questions in more detail:

Do you have any further questions?

For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-wedding-and-civil-partnership-ceremonies-receptions-and-celebrations#summary-of-what-you-can-and-cannot-do

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