Coronavirus Advice & My Availability in 21/22

Updated 12th November 2020...

 

After the devastating year that we've had and the undoubted stress that this will have caused - particularly if you're getting married this winter, I have updated this page to give you as much up to date information and hopefully give you reassurance if your 2020/21 wedding date is affected, that YOU WILL have a photographer on your wedding date either this year or in the future.

Above all, rather than panic - please make sure you communicate with me if you are worried or are thinking of swapping your date and crucially I really advise you to liaise with your wedding suppliers (or check my calendar below updated daily) BEFORE agreeing a date with your venue & registrar! That way, cancellation can hopefully be avoided.

 

I am in touch with other photographers and suppliers from across the industry on a constant basis so I hope I will be able to help in anyway possible.

What Are the Current Regulations for Weddings in England and Wales?

In England - please click here 

In Wales - please click here 

 

What Can I Advise? 

My next wedding is scheduled for 11th December - up until then all bookings have been rearranged.  

Therefore, I'd suggest that if you still have a wedding planned in January or February 2021 - to think about a 'plan B'.  By having a 'plan B', it allows your suppliers (if they permit this) to temporarily hold a future date for you, so that you can be assured of their services on any new date.  

 

For couples getting married from January - February 2021, I will endeavour to rearrange your date for no extra cost, if you'd kindly help by making a 50% part-payment towards your final balance - just to help my business.  

If you're getting married AFTER March 2021 (when restrictions are likely to be much more relaxed), I'd stress not to worry at the moment!!  Bridebook - the UK's leading wedding website issued a press release this week outlining how the whole industry is feeling more and more confident about what 2021 holds.  They advise; 

April - June 2021 

At this stage, we expect weddings of significant sizes to be able take place in Spring. Rapid testing, treatments, and vaccines should all be helping us move toward a new normal. Therefore, at this stage, we think that cancellations are likely to be premature. Instead we would recommend patience in a rapidly changing landscape. 

There may still be rapid testing requirements for guests and travel restrictions for people coming from certain countries. But otherwise we would hope to be back on the path to normality. Check out Bridebook's guide to the post-COVID wedding trends that they expect to see once this has passed. 


July 2021 onwards 

By July, we hope to be well on the way to a full return to normality. Advances in rapid testing or vaccination should allow us to have full scale weddings. But do watch out for the latest guidance nearer the time. 

My Live Availability in 2020 - 2023

I thought it would be appropriate to share with you my calendar of availability for 2021 and beyond so you can check easily and transparently. 

 

Obviously this will be a first come first served basis and I will update the calendar when any dates are booked.

 

If you have to – please talk to me before re-booking your wedding so I can sort everything out my end and continue to provide you with high quality customer service.

Joe :-) 

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