Can Weddings Really Happen In 2020?

Following months of uncertainty, both Ireland and the UK are beginning to open up and weddings have finally been given the go ahead and the team at WeddingDates couldn’t be happier.

In Ireland, weddings of up to 50 people indoors (increasing to up to 100 from July 29) and 200 people outdoors (up to 500 from July 29) are allowed. While, in the UK, 6 people indoors and 30 people outdoors are allowed. (Note that the number of attendees allowed must include venue staff and any suppliers).

With the green light and new guidelines for weddings, the team at WeddingDates believe this could be the perfect time to say “I do”. Here are some reasons why:

Hubby and Wifey

Often, the wedding reception is the part we mostly look forward to, a wedding is all about affirming your love for one another and saying “I do”. And, you’ll be able to say things like “my husband” or “my wife” sooner than you think.

Couples can “marry now and celebrate later” at a sequel wedding, perhaps celebrating with family and friends at the one-year anniversary. 

Reduced guestlist means reduced costs

The average cost of a wedding is €29,624 in Ireland and £20,731 in the UK.. Reducing your guestlist will help you significantly reduce costs of your wedding day. The saving in costs will give you scope to upgrade your experience and treat yourselves to an extra special day

To find out more about reducing your guest list, check out our recent blog.

Get hitched outdoors

Celebrating outdoors. More guests, more flexibility and more opportunities for implementing your quirky decor ideas are just some of the advantages. You can have so much fun with the arrangement of a day outdoors.

To find out more about outdoor weddings, check out our recent blog.

Historic memories

We are truly living through history. The Great Pandemic of 2020 will be remembered for generations to come. While you will need to be innovative planning your day due to small numbers and social distancing, you can create beautiful photographic memories of your intimate and historic day. Think of the story you’ll get to tell your grandchildren!

See here for more government regulations regarding weddings during COVID-19.

Jack Foley

With a love for storytelling, Jack is our Marketing Intern who assists in all things content creation.

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