4 Cheerful Reasons Not To Panic About Your Lockdown Wedding | Pip Milburn
Your wedding day should be one of the most incredible milestones of your life. Unfortunately, the Coronavirus pandemic means that it won’t go to plan. With only fifteen people allowed to attend, it’s enough to drive you mad with anxiety.
Who are you going to choose? Who can you cut? What will they say?!
Falling victim to the pressure of planning a lockdown wedding is a piece of cake, but it’s unhealthy. You’ll only suffer from high-stress levels and be unable to enjoy the big day. Therefore, instead of focusing on the negatives, you should concentrate on the following silver linings.
Wedding insurance is your safety net because, like all insurance policies, it picks up the tab when things go wrong and you can’t afford the bill. The great news is, the average premium is just under £60, and it has barely risen in the past decade. In 2011, it was £51.55 and now it’s £59, which shows how affordable it is to buy. As long as you have coverage, you should be able to recoup most of the services that you’ve already paid for and won’t receive.
Okay, not every couple has wedding insurance. The research shows that only one-in-four brides and grooms-to-be bother with the investment, so there’s a chance you fall into this category. However, before you lose your mind, it’s worth considering the sense of goodwill that exists in the wedding industry. For example, tonnes of venues aren’t backing out of their commitments. Instead, they’re working with couples to ensure that they have a place to get married in the future without losing their deposit. The same goes for bands and photographers. If there is trouble, remember that you’re covered by the Consumer Goods Act and use it to ensure your wedding goes ahead.
When you live with another person, you are covered by the same laws that govern marriages. It’s called cohabiting in the UK, whereas the Australians use the term ‘defacto relationship.’ Whatever the terminology, it’s essential to understand that you and your significant other are eligible for the same rights as already married people. Therefore, if part of the reason you want to get hitched (apart from love) is to strengthen your rights, there’s no need to worry. It turns out the law is already in your favour, so even if you have to wait for years, it won’t make a difference to your relationship in the eyes of the courts.
It’s hard to see a time when the pandemic doesn’t exist. Of course, it will go away at some point, and life will return to normal. This means that if you want to go through with your lockdown wedding, you should. After all, while an event is fantastic, it’s the cherry on top of the cake that is your relationship. No matter how you do it, getting married is the priority, and the party can follow in the (hopefully) not-too-distant future.
Hopefully, this post has made you feel a little bit better about your upcoming nuptials!