Stay in the know!
Stay in the know!
As part of the UK’s lockdown exit strategy, plans to ease the tight restrictions surrounding weddings brought about due to the Covid-19 outbreak have been announced – meaning you can start thinking about your big day in 2021
As it stands, ceremonies can only take place in exceptional circumstances, but, all being well, this is set to change and the summer is most definitely on!
It’s a pretty complex picture, but weddings and civil partnership ceremonies are currently very restricted, with receptions not allowed in any part of the UK.
In England, they can only take place in exceptional circumstances, for example if one of the couple is seriously ill and not expected to recover with up to six people able attend.
As for Scotland, ceremonies can be held with up to five people, including the couple, witnesses and the officiant.
In Wales, licensed visitor attractions and hotels can open to hold wedding ceremonies, with the maximum number of attendees determined by the building’s capacity
In Northern Ireland, up to 25 people can attend a ceremony, although events with more than 15 people require a risk assessment. Face masks must be worn by guests.
Pretty confusing, right?
However, with the Prime Minister’s recent road map out of lockdown announced in February, this is all about to change and weddings in the coming months could now look much more normal.
In England, from March 29th, any single adult can get married, and six people (including the couple) can attend the ceremony
Then, from April 12th, up to 15 people will be allowed to attend a wedding and reception with ceremonies only take place in places of worship, public buildings and in locations that are already permitted to open.
However, from this date, receptions will be permitted as long as they are held OUTDOORS ONLY – ahead of June 21st, when the government aims to remove all limits on social contact, including weddings.
So with outdoor wedding receptions permitted from this spring, not to mention the fact that summer is just around the corner, have you considered an open air event for your big day?
More couples than ever are opting for an al fresco wedding and we have a feeling that 2021 will be no exception.
And what better way to enjoy the ultimate street party than with some tasty street food?
Street food can be the ideal solution to your wedding worries as there really is something for everyone with dishes to cater for all tastes – all created using the very finest fresh ingredients while combining flavours from all over the world.
If you’re looking for an outdoor wedding with a difference but don’t have the first clue about outdoor catering, or simply don’t want the hassle we can help with that.
We are a versatile catering company with over a decade’s experience in preparing and providing meals for every occasion, from small gatherings to large events and street food festivals.
Established in 2009, we pride ourselves on offering food set ups with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, while using only the highest quality produce to cook fresh, simple and delicious dishes.
Our love of street food, combined with our wide array of knowledge, means that you can rest easy knowing you will be enjoying the best the streets have to offer.
So if you are looking for a unique menu to cater for your specific requirements, get in touch and we will design it together.
If that wasn’t enough, Big Kahuna provide a wide range of market stalls and pop-up gazebos to ensure your big day really does go with a bang come rain or shine.
We also offer a wide range of equipment hire and can even deliver and assemble it for you – leaving you to get on with planning the happiest day of your life.
We’d be happy to answer any questions that you might have and guide you through all the options available – so get in touch today.