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How to have a safe social distance wedding ceremony

03 Jul 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s reduction on social distancing measures, we explore how couples can achieve a safe social distance ceremony

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On June 23, Boris Johnson announced that several lockdown restrictions will be lifted in England from Saturday July 4. 

These changes include reducing social distancing from two metres to one metre with additional safety measures such as masks and hand sanitiser, the opening of hospitality businesses (such as pubs, restaurants, and hotels) and that wedding ceremonies of up to 30 guests can take place from July 4 as long as social distancing can be achieved. 

Although this may not feel like the ‘normal’ wedding ceremony, here are some fun ways to maintain government guidelines for your big day: 

Get creative with the sewing kit and design your own Mr and Mrs face masks, there are loads of templates online for beginners and most senior of sewers. Create Team Groom and Team Bride ones for your guests embroidered with your wedding theme colours.  


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Add ‘wedding this way’ arrows at your venue to guide guests through a one-way system and to ensure safe walking distance for guests.  

Chat to your photographer on how to achieve fun and creative group photos whilst maintaining one metre distances.  

Finally, you can still have an amazing ceremony send off with your guests throwing confetti or holding sparklers in a two metre distance line-up. Make sure your photographer stands at the end to capture everyone's reaction as you pass.  

How has Covid-19 affected your wedding plans? Email megan.goodwin@archant.co.uk for a chance to be featured.  

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