How Coronavirus Has Impacted Weddings in 2020

May 30, 2020

Since the UK went into lockdown on the 23rd March 2020, our stylists have been incredibly busy behind the scenes rescheduling weddings, booking in Zoom consultations, redesigning their stock room spaces, filling your social media pages with style inspiration, quoting, training, tweaking their webpages and all of this in and amongst home schooling, caring for loved ones and being key workers!

It’s certainly been a crazy old time but we’re so grateful to each and every one of our clients who have rescheduled their dates, made new bookings or have just given our posts a like, a share or a comment – a huge heart felt thank you!

Bridebook, the UK’s no 1 wedding planning app, has seen around 64% of 2020 UK weddings impacted by Coronavirus, either due to postponements, cancellations, or travel logistics.

> 2021 – The Year of the Wedding

There is no doubt that with the huge backlog of 2020 weddings alongside the regular number of yearly weddings, 2021 will be “The Year of the Wedding,” and that demand for wedding dates will mean more unusual days and seasons are chosen.

At Ambience Venue Styling UK, our stylists are now seeing a huge increase in bookings for Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays with the trend originally being Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The winter season in 2021 is also growing in popularity with many spring/summer dates already having limited availability. This means we’ll see more stunning weddings throughout January-March and November through until the New Year!

We’re finding that many couples who have had to reschedule their weddings until 2021 due to COVID-19 are still planning to tie the knot on their original date with just a couple of witnesses in a small ceremony and are then looking to hire a celebrant to renew their vows on their rescheduled date with all of their friends and family.

> Micro-weddings

Are you looking to reduce your guest numbers in light of the current pandemic? We’ve seen a rise in couples who are hoping to have smaller more intimate wedding celebrations (“Micro weddings”) in the not too distant future with social distancing potentially limiting the number of guests couples will be able to have.

This could mean wedding parties of approx 30-50 and whilst those who originally had guest lists of 100 + may prefer to postpone, it’s working for clients who already had a relatively small celebration planned.

> Virtual Tours and Viewings

With the digital technology available to us all at the moment, many wedding venues have taken to video and are offering you all the chance to join them on a virtual tour of the venue and grounds which is a great idea and we’ve loved watching these! Some examples would be Ashridge House, Thicket Priory, Hazlewood Castle. (Please let me know if you can find anymore that our stylists work with).

For those venues who are working on skeleton staff with the majority on furlough, the offer to go and view properties is gradually becoming a possibility over the coming weeks with some venues already offering this as an option so keep a look out on your chosen venue’s social media pages for updates!

Credits:

Bucks Wedding Team
ElliePress
The Flowers wedding specialist
SimplyAlpa
Hampden House

The Countryside Florist
Emma Marie Photography
Victoria Robson Bridal
Laura Mac Make up
Watkins Wright Hairdressing
Yorkshire Wedding Barn

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