Calling all happy couples! Congratulations you’re engaged, and now you should be excited about your big day but unfortunately, COVID has made planning a wedding so difficult. The rules are always changing and it’s almost impossible to predict what the government guidelines will be on your chosen date whether that’s in a year, a few months or even a few days!
It’s been a tough year and I’m here to support you as best I can. Alongside the #WhatAboutWeddings campaign, I want to raise awareness about the wedding sector and the critical need for assistance and clarity. The campaign is to support everyone impacted, businesses and those couples who have had their plans put on hold.
#WhatAboutWeddings are currently asking for your help, they are gathering real stories in case studies to share with MPs, the media and via their own platforms. These will help MPs and Ministers better understand the impact the pandemic crisis is having on the public and businesses in the industry.
What they are asking for:
1. REOPENING: a safe incremental increase in guest numbers or capacity with social distancing, offering parity with the rest of hospitality in the events industry. With the vaccine roll out and approved rapid testing utilised we also seek to work towards full and safe reopening in 2021.
2. SUPPORT: financial support for all those in the sector whilst we remain closed in all but name.
3. INSURANCE: A government backed scheme to support consumers and wedding businesses in the absence of available insurance cover.
#WhatAboutWeddings needs to collate case studies and personal stories so if you would like to share your experiences, this would be incredibly helpful! We genuinely cannot stress enough how vital your input is at this time. Visit whatbaoutweddings.co.uk and you can access support links, campaign resources and relevant forms to submit your stories. Plus, download social media tiles that you can post using the hashtag #WhatAboutWeddings.
The more noise right now, the better. The more frequently the message is heard, the better. We need to ask them all – what about weddings?
Who’s with me?