Coronavirus Advice & My Availability in 2021-23

Updated 22nd February 2021...

 

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 2021 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...

  • From now until 11th April – 6 people at a wedding

  • From 12th April until 16th May - 15 people in the day and 15 for a reception.

  • 17th May until 20th June - 30 people day and night

  • 21st June onwards - no restrictions at all!

In Wales - wedding ceremonies are allowed (based on venue capacity with 2m distancing) from 1st March which is good news! Receptions are not currently allowed, but are on the roadmap alongside the re-opening wider hospitality later this Spring all being well. 

 

What Can I Advise? 

My next small wedding is scheduled for 10th April 2021 - up until then all bookings have been rearranged.  

Therefore, I'd suggest that if you still have a wedding planned up until the end of 21st June 2021 - to think about a 'plan B' if you still want significant numbers and a dancefloor.  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 up until 21st June 2021, I will endeavour to rearrange your date for no extra cost, if you'd kindly consider making a 50% part-payment towards your final balance - just to help my business tick over.  If you have a printed album as part of your current 2018-21 package - there will be an additional £100 charge to cover the increased cost in 2022/23. 

If you're getting married AFTER 21st June 2021 - weddings in England and Wales should be back to normal. 

My Live Availability in 2021 - 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 or rearranged.

 

If you have to – please talk to me before re-booking your wedding so that we can try and find a mutual date so that your booking can be transferred without the need to cancel. 

Joe :-) 

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