Two-thirds of this year’s weddings have been affected by coronavirus, whether they have had to be postponed, cancelled or altered.
Everyone wants their Big Day to go to plan, but unfortunately, brides and grooms who were planning to tie the knot in 2020 have had to deal with the biggest blow imaginable – having to reschedule their nuptials.
According to wedding planning app Bridebook, 64 per cent of UK weddings that were due to take place in 2020 have been affected.
Glamour Magazine also reported findings from Belief Wedding Creators, which reported that 17.2 per cent of UK weddings have been postponed to 2021, 29.3 per cent of have been delayed to later in the year and 6.29 per cent have been cancelled entirely.
Some couples have chosen to simply move the date of their wedding, keeping their suppliers –including their caterers and UK photo booth hire – the same. Others have decided to go bigger with their plans, wanting to celebrate their special day in style when it finally comes around.
Alternatively, a lot of brides and grooms have been considering ‘micro weddings’, inviting just their closest friends and family to watch them tie the knot.
Founder of Bridebook Hamish Shepherd told the publication there will be a huge number of extra weddings next year, in addition to the usual 200,000 or so that have already been booked in.
Therefore, “we are already seeing a huge shift trend towards more weekday and off-season winter weddings”, he stated, adding: “The trend [for weekday weddings] is set to explode in 2021.”
Among the couples who have had to delay their nuptials is Princess Beatrice and her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, who were due to be married on May 29th.