It’s still impossible to say what the wedding of the future will look like, although many are making predictions.
Throughout the industry, it seems that very few weddings have been cancelled, with most couples opting for postponement to 2021.
At the moment the sense is that when lockdown restriction ease, wedding ceremonies may only involve a handful of people. This may change again with larger wedding parties allowed. However, as people are far less likely to catch coronavirus when outdoors, it is likely that open air weddings will increase. Venues like Escot, with beautiful gardens and grounds, will provide the best options for wedding ceremonies and celebrations.
Outside seating can be created with lots of space for social distancing, as can wedding breakfast and reception set ups – the traditional table setting may be a thing of the past, at least in the immediate future.
For those who still want to get married sooner rather than later, having a very small event (which guests can come to online) soon doesn’t preclude a larger celebration in the future. Your friends and family will still be happy to celebrate when they can.
If you have had to postpone your wedding, we have capacity at Escot for 2021 and 2022, and are set up to provide an outdoor venue for your special day with a celebrant or registrar if required. We will make firmer proposals for weddings in the future as and when new guidelines are available. Face masks, hand sanitiser and changes to the traditional drinking and dancing may all be the face to future weddings at Escot.
In the meantime, some couples are making the best of the situation, such as Beth Davis and Pete Duncan who made a ‘church’ in the lounge of their two-bed Manchester flat. Well done to Beth who made her wedding dress from a fitted bed sheet, and as for the priest – he was created from empty beer boxes!