No Lockdown Answers For Large Weddings Yet

The new government guidance means that smaller weddings with up to 30 guests can now go ahead, and the first ceremonies have already recently taken place. For some couples, this means they can go and tie the knot, and possibly save having a larger reception for another time.

But according to This Is Money, couples who had their heart’s set on a larger celebration will still have to wait, and if they had already paid for venues and suppliers if may become harder to get their money back, or
reschedule.

While most venues and suppliers have worked with couples to help find a new date for their nuptials, some have been caught withholding thousands of pounds in deposits, adding extortionate administrative fees, or refusing to cooperate or allowing couples to reschedule.

For those able to reschedule, they could be stuck with cheaper options, for example, a Tuesday in March instead of the booked Saturday in July. It is then down to the venue to decide whether to refund the difference.

According to wedding planning website Bridebook, it is estimated that 80 per cent of wedding venues have already been reserved for key summer dates in 2021. Some couples have found they are being charged thousands of pounds more for 2021 dates, as venues are charging next year’s prices.

Deposits made to photographers and florists could also be lost if the vendor is unable to make the new date. Many couples have already lost hundreds after needing to change date engravings on rings, wedding favours, and gifts.

A simple and elegant solution is to hold the reception at home in the garden with marquee and garden party equipment hire in Croydon, so why not talk to us today!

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