Brides-to-be are having “sleepless evenings” due to the uncertainties around wedding restrictions.
Brides have complained that the uncertainty around wedding limits has caused them “countless restless nights” and that they would rather to marry at “halftime in a football game.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is said to be considering lifting the 30-person limit for wedding parties on June 21 — even if other lockdown restrictions are delayed.
However, the ongoing ambiguity about what will happen has caused several couples to become nervous and frustrated.
Rebecca Lee and her boyfriend Joe Henderson, both 30 and from Manchester, had planned to marry on August 22, 2020, but had to postpone the ceremony twice, to May 7 and then August 5.
“My anxiety levels are at an all-time high. With the stress of it all, I’ve had endless sleepless nights,” Ms Lee, a PR director, told PA.
“Our first wedding caterer had to regrettably withdraw from serving our event because his costs were spiraling out of control — I felt so bad for him.”
The wedding was originally intended for 100 guests during the day and an additional 30 for the evening, according to Ms Lee, but that number has subsequently been lowered to 80.
She continued, “I’m due to pay my caterer in a couple of weeks.”
“Should I pay them for 80 and risk losing tens of thousands of dollars if it is cut to 30?”
The limits, according to Melissa Thorneycroft of Walsall in the West Midlands, make “no sense.”
The 29-year-wedding old’s to Lewis Harper, a 31-year-old delivery worker, has been rescheduled from May 15 to June 26.
The research systems and operations manager told PA, “I recall sitting and watching the Prime Minister’s announcement declaring that 30 visitors will come in on May 17 — I sobbed!”
“Everything was booked and ready to leave at the moment… I had ordered a lot of decor with the original date on it, which had to be thrown away.
“If they don’t remove the 30 restriction, we’ll have to make some difficult decisions.”
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