The global pandemic has certainly impacted all of us in ways we couldn’t even have imagined just a few months ago. If you and your partner were intending to tie the knot in the coming weeks, or even in the next couple of months, chances are that you’ll be postponing your wedding.

We’ve all seen some heartwarming stories of people having weddings despite the social distancing rules, like Chris Marshall and Sue Barsby who decided to host a virtual handfasting ceremony. This couple has postponed their nuptials until March 2021, but wanted to mark their original wedding day with friends and family.

But for many couples who want to bring all the people they love together to celebrate their wedding, going ahead in the current climate isn’t an option they’re happy with. So, if you’ve decided to postpone your wedding, what do you need to do?

An article for Forbes ran through some of the top tasks to tick off your list. Firstly, get in touch with any vendors involved in your wedding – that includes the venue, caterers, your wedding photographer, florist and so on. If you have a wedding planner, they’ll be able to help with this.

It’s also essential to get in touch with your guests and let them know what’s happening. Even if you don’t have a new date for your nuptials yet, you still need to tell them that your original plans have been postponed.

Of course, one option open to you is to still have your wedding ceremony with very limited numbers, but postpone the party celebrating your marriage for a time when everyone is allowed to get together.

Under the current rules in the UK, weddings are limited to five people, which means you can still get married and you could ask your wedding photographer in Harrogate, or wherever you live, if they’d be happy to capture the special moment so that you can share it with friends and family.