The world drastically changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This potentially deadly virus managed to close down most national borders all over the world and affected the lives and businesses in different countries.
In the UK, over 4.36 million individuals contracted the disease since early 2020. It also claimed the lives of at least 127,000 people. To curb the spread of the virus, the government decided to implement strict lockdowns. Events like weddings had to follow stringent rules, making Indian Wedding Caterers London change their traditional management plan.
Many companies that offer Indian Vegetarian catering in London are instructed to follow certain guidelines to be allowed to operate. Here are some of the new rules on hosting a wedding in the UK starting April 2021.
Safety and Precautions are necessary to avoid huge gathering events in the UK, including weddings. At the moment, only six people are allowed to attend a wedding, including the bride and groom. Receptions are also strictly prohibited.
However, the rules are expected to change by 12 April. When the changes take place, up to 15 people can attend a wedding ceremony and its succeeding reception. The ceremonies are only allowed to take place in churches or other places of worship, designated public buildings, and other establishments that are permitted to operate. The receptions must also take place outdoors, which means Indian Wedding Caterers must set up modest catering and banquet in an open space.
By 17 May, the government will begin allowing up to 30 people to attend a wedding ceremony and its reception. The authorities are also expecting to remove all the restrictions on weddings and other social functions by 21 June.
Due to the wedding restrictions, many couples had to change the plans that usually took years to prepare. It is especially true for British Indian couples who are used to organising lavish weddings as part of their tradition.
Other surprising changes brought by the current wedding guidelines deviated from traditions are that the Fathers are discouraged from walking their daughters down the aisle to meet the groom, except if they live in the same household.
Reports also claimed that the tradition of ring exchanges was altered. This time, the couples need to wash their hands before and after exchanging their rings.
The drastic changes in normal special events like weddings in London are necessary to avoid the virus’s spread. However, couples hope that these rule changes will never last.