Corona virus guidelines for UK weddings from local planner

Corona virus guidelines for UK weddings from local planner: Image 1 Martina Paul, head planner and coordinator at Wonderful Events shares her top tips for weddings that were due to take place in the next 12 weeks.

1. STAY SAFE AND INFORMED - follow the latest news on hse.gov.uk and follow the latest recommended procedures.

2. YOUR WEDDING INSURANCE – If you haven't taken out wedding insurance at the beginning of your planning you can't do it now. But don't panic. You won't lose anything if you postpone not cancel!

3. PLAN SMART AND ACTION PLAN B NOW:

  • Email your wedding venue and caterers for available dates later in the year or 2021
  • Email your suppliers and ask about their postponing policy and if there are any charges or price increase for 2021. Please note the wedding dates in 2021 are now becoming precious so don't wait any longer.
  • Be patient with your suppliers, they need to get their head around it all and put a plan in place themselves! They will reply as soon as they have an answer for you.
  • Don't panic – almost every wedding supplier is a small business and very keen to help in anyway they can. We are all in the same boat!
Consider:
a) postponing your wedding to Autumn 2020 or 2021.
b) hosting a smaller wedding ceremony as planned and postponing the reception.
c) consider a second ceremony with a celebrant so all your guests can watch you get married – you can have more fun with it!
d) cancel – if you have no choice but to cancel please note the terms & conditions of each wedding supplier will apply and you will most likely lose all payments depending on how far from the final payment date you are. Postponing is the best way forward!

Corona virus guidelines for UK weddings from local planner: Image 2 4. YOUR GUESTS TRAVELING FROM ABROAD

  • They can action their travel insurance
  • Travel agents give out credit so everyone can re-schedule their holidays
  • Guests are entitled to a full refund if a government travel ban applies to the UK or the country they are traveling from
  • Reschedule don't cancel as travel industry is suffering too
5. YOUR WEDDING IS ABROAD
  • Postponing the wedding is the best option
  • Make sure you have taken right Wedding Insurance, Travel Insurance, and booked your holidays with ABTA and ATOL protected travel agent (this means your holidays is best protected when booked as a package)
6. HONEYMOON PLANNING
  • If your honeymoon has been cancelled or falls into the 30 day travel ban make sure you re-book and re-schedule as you are entitled to a full refund at the moment
  • Try to book your holidays as a package and make sure you have correct travel insurance
  • We can help book your honeymoon (Martina Paul is a fully insured travel agent)

Corona virus guidelines for UK weddings from local planner: Image 3 Q&A
What if someone in my family gets sick before the wedding?

If an accident or illness prevents the guest of honour or an immediate family member from attending, there would be covered as long as the illness is not due to a pre-existing medical condition.

What if the government or the venue itself restricts the event?
Whis situation would be classed as a covered loss.

What if we decide to cancel the wedding because of the fear of the outbreak or safety?
This is a very difficult situation, but if you decide to cancel voluntarily the usual terms & conditions of cancellation will apply and it would be a loss of deposits and payments as per each supplier's terms & conditions.

What if my guests are unable to attend and i want to cancel or postpone?
Unfortunately, there is no coverage for event cancellation or postponing due to guest illness.

Martina Paul, head planner and coordinator,
Wonderful Events | 07891 108039 | www.wonderfulevents.co.ukmartina@wonderfulevents.co.uk

 
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