UK couples: have you postponed your winter wedding?

We’d like to hear from couples who’ve been forced to put their upcoming nuptials on hold due to the pandemic

Back of bride and groom walking down a snow covered wooden path holding hands
Has your winter wedding been put on hold? Photograph: Alamy

Under the rules of England’s second lockdown, the majority of marriage and civil partnership ceremonies are prohibited. The only weddings allowed to take place are those where one of the couple is seriously ill.

After its 17-day ‘firebreak’ lockdown, weddings in Wales can now go ahead, but the number of ceremony attendees depends on the venue capacity, and receptions are limited to 15 people.

Up to 25 people can attend a wedding ceremony in Northern Ireland, but receptions are banned.

In Scotland, where regions of the country are either in level 1, 2 or 3, no more than 20 people can attend a marriage ceremony or civil partnership.

Share your experiences

If you’re planning on going ahead with a wedding in the next few weeks or you’ve had to postpone one , we’d like to hear from you.

How do you feel about putting your plans on hold? When do you hope to get married now? Have you made any alternate arrangements? Will you get married as soon as you can, or wait until more people can attend?

You can get in touch by filling in the form below, anonymously if you wish. Your responses are secure as the form is encrypted and only has access to your contributions. One of our journalists will be in contact for publication before we publish, so please do leave contact details.

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