No masks at wedding ceremonies

If social distancing can be adhered to then masks should not be mandatory at wedding ceremonies.

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Weddings are about love and bringing people together and it is completely unthinkable that you cannot see people’s faces. The fact brides and grooms are meant to wear masks and take them on/off as required during the ceremony is ludicrous when they will then go to a meal and sit at a table much closer to people with no masks on. Its one of the biggest days of people’s lives and a compassionate and pragmatic approach from the government is needed.

by Louann86 on October 05, 2020 at 08:34PM

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  • Posted by LS7 October 05, 2020 at 20:55

    Allow wedding ceremonies so couples can be together and feel a bit more normal.
    Limit if necessary the number of people or hours of the reception in covid safe venues but allow the ceremonies
    Many couples need to be marry due to personal/cultural beliefs, if the ceremony doesn't take place they are still away.
    With adequate measures a ceremony can take place and for sure a quick/short reception, not difference with a day out at the pub
    not the optimum but still a sense of normality in these mad times.
  • Posted by Lornab13 October 05, 2020 at 21:01

    I think the bride & groom should be exempt for the ceremony - after all they share a home
  • Posted by EilidhG October 05, 2020 at 22:19

    If social distancing possible within ceremony venue then masks should not be mandatory once everyone seated - similar to being seated in a restaurant. In particular, masks should not be mandatory for the bride and groom since they can be suitably distanced from guests and the celebrant for the ceremony.
  • Posted by Jason2488 October 05, 2020 at 22:53

    Totally agree with @Lornab13 - i am due to marry in a 18 months - considering it is the most special day of my life some of the "mental" pictures a person takes should not be hidden behind a mask
  • Posted by FayeJT October 05, 2020 at 23:07

    Guests would be seated socially distanced and could wear masks when moving around the venue but requiring them to wear during photos etc is horrible. Along with not letting your father walk you down the aisle and asking the bride and groom to wear masks even though they live together is crazy. Yet we can go to a restaurant and sit and eat with our family without masks on. It seems we want to make weddings as miserable as possible or force people to postpone .
  • Posted by debbileigh1982 October 06, 2020 at 11:02

    Please allow the bride and groom to not wear their mask. I fully understand importance of masks and if all guests wear them and social distancing followed then it’s so important for the bride and groom to get their moment.
  • Posted by Sarahainslie October 11, 2020 at 20:55

    Makes total sense for masks to be work when moving about inside but if people are social distanced when seated then surely masks could be removed, like we are allowed to do in restaurants
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