With the announcement 22nd February 2021 from Boris Johnson that the UK now had a lockdown roadmap. He said ‘We’re now travelling on a one-way road to freedom’ it seems this morning a weight has been lifted and we might now begin the see Summer weddings with wedding receptions after late June. The question then – Is now the time to take advantage of all those wedding stores which during covid had slashed their prices.
We could be in a bit of a sweetspot where many retail stores have many products at Covid level discounted prices whilst in a few short months life should be a far sight better than the year before itFor example, Monsoon just yesterday had their Kitty embellished flutter sleeve bridal sleeve at £349.30. Today the discount has lifted and price has returned to £499. So its clear that the window of opportunity is closing fast.
In regard to weddings the plan just announced by Boris is as follows.
|From 8th March 2021||Wedding ceremonies with 6 people will be allowed. |
No wedding receptions will be allowed though.
|From 12th April 2021||Wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions for up to 15 people are expected to be allowed.|
|From 17th May 2021||Wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions for up to 30 people are expected to be allowed.|
|From 21st June 2021||If everything goes well with the data indicating the numbers have been decreasing then hopefully the government can say “remove all legal limits on social contact” at weddings.|
So the message is clear. If you are one of the ones who have been diligently waiting to get married, now is a good time to start thinking about getting a deal on some of the more expensive items of the wedding. With a year with impacted trading some of the businesses sadly may not be there so you’ll have to re-acquaint yourselves with the High Street. Alternatively, feel free to peruse the shop for wedding related items.