So – you got engaged! Congratulations! Or you’ve had to make a painful decision to stall wedding plans during lockdown. However, the sun is out and we are all beginning to plan life after lockdown, which means planning a 2021 wedding is once again possible.
Obviously there are a few changes and one of your main concerns is what if you have to cancel or postpone at late notice. New wedding insurance policies have virtually disappeared, so be very clear with your venue what their policy is on your payment schedule and what they offer in the case of the need to postpone, cancel or reduce numbers due to government guidelines as well as your own concerns due to Covid.
At Wingfield Barns we are straightforward:
Smaller numbers can be a good thing. You get to spend time with all your lovely guests, and budget-wise you may have a little more to spend per head. Wingfield Barns has a special package to suit small numbers, with prices from £600.00
So that’s the uncertainly sorted. The next thing (of many) things you’ll be thinking of is when you would like your wedding? Winter, Summer, Autumn or Spring? Summer Fridays and Saturdays are popular so you’ll need to allow lead time – venues can be booked up years in advance and having to catch up on 2020, despite uncertainly does not necessarily mean availability. However, it is always worth checking, especially if you can be flexible as there will be one or two cancellations.
If you want an Autumn or Winter wedding you will find more availability although Christmastime also gets booked up. We suggest you avoid a Christmas week wedding, with so many family plans that week it can be tricky getting all your invited guests to attend.
Consider a Thursday or midweek wedding since rates are usually discounted, and if your friends and family are happy to make it a mini-break and take a day off work.
The smaller print:
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