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What will weddings look like in a post-coronavirus lockdown world?

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From Cosmopolitan

It was supposed to be the most magical day of their lives. Months of planning every little detail – the flowers, the candles, the dress – all leading up to the special occasion. Carefully curated Pinterest boards; hand-picked canapes and, well, thousands of pounds, all part of The Big Day™.

Except, for many brides-to-be in 2020, that wedding day never came. Coronavirus did instead.

In light of the global pandemic, the UK government announced lockdown measures on March 23rd that included a ban on all social events and gatherings. Namely, weddings. Very quickly, those planning to tie the knot had to come to terms with postponed nuptials and rearranged receptions – many of which won’t happen now until a post-lockdown world.

How have weddings been impacted so far?

64% of 2020 weddings have been directly impacted by coronavirus so far, Bridebook say, meaning the majority of those hoping to walk down the aisle have had to put plans on hold.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

Couples have been forced to make the heartbreaking decision to either cancel indefinitely or take a gamble on a new date – which hasn’t paid off for some. Natasha, 27, from Neath, was due to marry her fiancé Jonathan in April, but had to postpone her wedding twice. “We moved our wedding from April 2020 to August 2020, and then again to May 2021,” she tells Cosmopolitan UK. “I can’t even get excited for it, because there’s a

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When the coronavirus hit, Johannah Jolson was stuck on a cruise ship. Jolson and her partner work as musicians, often spending long stretches of the year performing at sea. As the coronavirus crisis progressed, gigs and bookings on land and further cruise ship residencies were canceled.

Jolson is in the process of buying a house, and wanted to find money to help cover costs. She got lucky at her local Tesco five minutes down the road from her house in Devon, U.K. The supermarket was in desperate need of temporary workers to fill in for workers having to self-isolate.

Jolson took a job as an online order picker, at the height of panic buying. “If you

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What will weddings look like after coronavirus lockdown world?

It was supposed to be the most magical day of their lives. Months of planning every little detail – the flowers, the candles, the dress – all leading up to the special occasion. Carefully curated Pinterest boards; hand-picked canapes and, well, thousands of pounds, all part of The Big Day™.

Except, for many brides-to-be in 2020, that wedding day never came. Coronavirus did instead.

In light of the global pandemic, the UK government announced lockdown measures on March 23rd that included a ban on all social events and gatherings. Namely, weddings. Very quickly, those planning to tie the knot had to come to terms with postponed nuptials and rearranged receptions – many of which won’t happen now until a post-lockdown world.

How have weddings been impacted so far?

64% of 2020 weddings have been directly impacted by coronavirus so far, Bridebook say, meaning the majority of those hoping to walk down the aisle have had to put plans on hold.

what will weddings look like in a post coronavirus lockdown world

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Couples have been forced to make the heartbreaking decision to either cancel indefinitely or take a gamble on a new date – which hasn’t paid off for some. Natasha, 27, from Neath, was due to marry her fiancé Jonathan in April, but had to postpone her wedding twice. “We moved our wedding from April 2020 to August 2020, and then again to May 2021,” she tells Cosmopolitan UK. “I can’t even get excited for it, because there’s a looming feeling that it still may not go

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