Wedding guest numbers

Wedding numbers should be based on venue capacity. Social distancing measures can still be put in place. Face masks could be worn when people are not seated. Background music should be allowed. If I can sit in a restaurant with many other diners all using the same public toilet, why should a wedding be limited in numbers, when guests in a hotel for example could even use their own bathroom throughout their stay for the wedding. I'd say this is safer than going to a pub or restaurant where you are using the same facilities as every other person in the place. Weddings are a very special moment, which should be shared with loved ones. If you already have children, this means less space for extended family to attend. Why should children be counted toward the 20, when under every other piece of government advice children under 12 do not count toward the overall figure? At a wedding, you would have your nearest and dearest friends and family members, of course you want to keep them all safe and would adhere to the guidance as much as possible. When out in a restaurant or even a supermarket I've had strangers lean across me and in my personal space with no regard for my own or their own safety. It is much easier to ask friends and family to adhere to the rules than strangers.

Why the contribution is important

Weddings are a time for celebration. After an extremely tough year, losing money, postponing weddings, the emotional toll has been huge, on top of lockdown etc. This is really impacting the wedding industry far and wide, people's financial status, and most importantly people's mental health is suffering.

by Sammorrice on October 06, 2020 at 08:40AM

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  • Posted by Matilda October 06, 2020 at 11:07

    100% agree that wedding numbers should be based on what each venue's maximum capacity is in line with guidance for social distancing.
  • Posted by LS7 October 06, 2020 at 12:20

    Allow wedding ceremonies to happen, because cultural/personal beliefs people need to be marry to be able to live together Limit if necessary the number of people or hours of the reception in covid safe venues but allow the weddings to take place
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