Updated 1st July 2020
Hello from Italy!
I just wanted to address some concerns you may have about hosting your wedding in Italy, as we face this unprecedented situation.
At the start of the Coronavirus outbreak we postponed all of this summers weddings to next summer. As the situation unfolded and we gained more information from the government, we have felt reassured to continue with our weddings from October onwards.
Obviously the safety of our bride and grooms, their loved ones, our suppliers and all of the team is of upmost importance and we are being guided by the Italian government. There are currently some restrictions in place, for example indoor civil ceremonies are limited to around 15 people, this varies depending on the town hall, some are saying only 6 people. Outdoors masks are not required and town halls are capping the numbers around 30 guests.
I was talking to a Priest last week who has agreed to celebrate a wedding with 150 guests, outdoors with a min 1 meter social distancing in force.
Catering companies are saying tables with guests from the same house holds will be seated with no restrictions, all other guests will have the 1 meter rule applied.
To my knowledge there are no restrictions on dancing, as long as the 1 meter rule is in place...
We are watching closely the situation and we hope we will not need to hit the pause button and we will have a wonderful autumn/winter wedding season, but we want to put your minds at rest too, as I am sure you must be thinking what happens if you do need to postpone and how does this work?
To date all of our venues and suppliers have happily deferred all payments and bookings to new dates, meaning you can still have everything exactly as planned and showing that even during a crisis like this, people are still putting kindness and love first.
We understand this is a difficult time for everyone who hoped to get married in the summer of 2020, people are being affected in so many different ways. A wedding is undoubtedly one of the most important and memorable days of a person’s life, so whilst you may have had to reschedule your wedding in Italy, we are here to make sure that pushing back your wedding to 2021, is as smooth and stress free as possible.
When dealing with something that is out of your control, it is important to stay calm and focused, this is why you have a wedding planner! I am working with our amazing suppliers and venues to bring everything together for you.
This is a great time to focus on your wedding plans, especially if you are in isolation. We will need great weddings after all of this to bring our families and friends back together!
For those of you, who have recently got engaged, we would be delighted to set up a call with you to have a chat about hosting your wedding here in Italy!