I have been keeping a close eye on the fast changing coronavirus situation and working with couples to rearrange their wedding plans. At the moment I am taking my guidance from the West Sussex council website who have published their guidelines for weddings here:
The majority of my weddings are conducted by West Sussex registrars, so I am following their lead.
“Our current advice is that small gatherings (around 10 people) are still acceptable. Attendees must keep two metres distance, physical contact should be avoided, and hands regularly washed. Anyone with symptoms or self-isolating must not attend.
Registrars will still attend your legal ceremony unless we tell you otherwise.
It is also worth bearing in mind that you only need yourselves, two witnesses and two registrars to get married or form a civil partnership – and you are able to film the ceremony. Many couples are choosing to proceed with a small ceremony and delay the celebration, or to postpone their wedding. Like-for-like postponements do not incur a charge.”
I will attend any wedding that adheres to these guidelines or work with couples to postpone where necessary with no or minimal extra costs. As the situation is fast changing I am asking all couples to contact me and I will deal with all clients on a case by case basis.
Please stay safe and we can get through this together.