Wedding Restrictions don’t make sense

Wedding numbers based on a % of venue capacity and take venues ventilation into account and a responsibility put on the venues for adhering to guidelines and giving authority to local environmental health teams to impose penalties for those not compliment. Children 11 and under to be excluded from the guest numbers at weddings. Exclude photographers from guest numbers - they are usually very distant. Remove the mandatory need to wear face coverings during an indoor ceremonies, the bride and groom live together and don’t a wear a mask in there home and guests would be sat in their family groups so why the need for face coverings.

Why the contribution is important

Basing numbers on % on venue capacity will give venues the opportunity to continue operating and give wedding vendors the opportunity to restart their businesses. Excluding children under 11 and the photographer would give couples the opportunity to have more of the close family and friends in attendance. Wearing face coverings during a ceremony just doesn’t make sense when I can go an participate in an exercise Class without wearing on, I can tackle in rugby or football it just doesn’t make sense.

by BamfordJ on October 05, 2020 at 11:03PM

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  • Posted by Kodo October 06, 2020 at 13:59

    Completely agree with the above! Doesnt make sense at all what theyre doing
  • Posted by vodiequeen October 06, 2020 at 14:43

    Totally agree 👍
  • Posted by bamfordjcb October 06, 2020 at 14:49

    Under 12s exempt in all other indoor situations
  • Posted by Lesleyduffy October 06, 2020 at 15:22

  • Posted by Uglybugger October 06, 2020 at 15:34

    Totally agree At last some sense
  • Posted by AuroraB October 06, 2020 at 17:46

    I understand that people want to move on with important life events like weddings and I have close friends who have had to postpone theirs, but weddings are genuinely risky at the moment. To take just one example, there was a wedding in Maine in the US that has now been shown to have led to over 170 cases, a care home outbreak and the deaths of 7 people, none of whom attended. So it's not just a question of what risks you'd be happy to accept for yourself
  • Posted by BamfordJ October 06, 2020 at 19:57

    @aurorab I see it as taking the same risk as going for a meal in a restaurant. Venues are covid secure so will have regulations to follow. I accept no dancing/ party but why can’t we sit and have a meal with our closest friends and family? It’s no different than sitting in a restaurant.
  • Posted by mofirth October 11, 2020 at 15:32

    Extend number of guests allowed . No bands but socially distanced seated venue with face masks
  • Posted by Sarahainslie October 11, 2020 at 20:53

    Totally agree. Exclude photographer from number as they keep distance from all members and remove the requirement for bride and groom to wear masks. The government needs to remember that a wedding is likely to be one of the biggest single expenditures for most people and last minute changes to plans are costing people and small businesses money as well as emotional stress and trauma
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