Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23rd March 2019, all weddings and other social gatherings due to take place within a minimum of the next 3 weeks must now be cancelled/postponed. Read our advice and guidance on this here.

Small wedding

Trying to Corona-proof your wedding? Here’s our top tips.

Please note: All of the information in our posts and articles is accurate and correct at the time it was published. As the Covid-19 situation evolves, our advice might change. We will be frequently publishing new, up-to-date articles and advice, to reflect this.

If you are among the lucky ones who can still have their wedding take place at venues across the UK during this time (and we know that you might not feel that lucky right now as you approach the wedding date without the certainty of knowing what the next few days hold), you are probably considering how you can reduce the impact of Coronavirus on you and your guests and still have the day of your dreams.  

We know that this is not ideal, and having to make these considerations feels unwelcome and probably overwhelming, but there are some really easy ways you can help your guests enjoy the day and avoid the worry as much as possible.  These are our faves:  

  • Hand sanitiser and tissues on the tables.  Might feel like an odd kind of favour to use (!), but as well as those little bags of sweets, why not add some hand sanitiser or packets of tissues on the tables to encourage people to keep their hands clean and keep sneezes and coughs to themselves. 
  • Brush up on what your venue are providing in light of the Coronavirus:  More hand soap in the bathrooms?  Check.  Waiters wearing cotton gloves?  Check. Little things go a long way to helping you and your guests stay healthy.   
  • Change from waiter service to buffet service:  Whilst the NHS currently states that it’s “very unlikely [coronavirus] can be spread through things like packages or food”, avoiding close contact with individuals is key to reducing infection rates, so avoiding waiter service could help with this.  
  • Tell people to avoid kissing the married couple!:  Might feel a bit sad, but kisses are one of the ways that the Coronavirus can spread – so avoid touching faces and kissing cheeks.  You could ask your officiant to make sure people are told before the ceremony and place signs around to remind people to avoid the contact.   
  • Elbow bump instead of handshakes:  It’s all a bit odd, bumping elbows with one another, but it’s a nice way to ensure physical contact without touching hands.  We might all look like we’re doing the funky chicken, but hey, go with it!
  • Wash hands, wash hands, wash hands:  Talk to your venue/coordinators about adding extra breaks between sections of the day so that you can give people a break to wash their hands thoroughly.  Providing people time to do this will also help remind people to do this.  It’s so important to keep this virus at bay.   

Remember, you should follow all NHS and UK Government guidelines and avoid unnecessary travel where possible.