Wedding Planning During Lockdown
First and foremost we want to look after our couples and offer you the support you need at this very difficult time. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for the patience and understanding you have shown.
The Old Vicarage offices are currently closed but home working initiatives are in place and we are working hard to answer emails as promptly as possible.
We are sorry that we are unable to man the office telephones but we can pick up your voicemails and we will respond as quickly as we can. Thank you again for your kindness and compassion, you really are the best!
Please keep checking this web page for updates. You can find full details of our COVID-19 Response Policy below.
We can’t wait to get back to doing what we do best; helping you plan and enjoy the Best Day Ever!
We can offer a video call using Zoom or a more traditional lovely long chat on the phone talking through the details of your big day.
Wedding planning meetings will be held once we know your wedding is going ahead.
Please also be reassured that we are not requesting final balances until we know your wedding is able to go ahead.
Wedding Planning During Lockdown
Whatever stage you’re at with your wedding planning, don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want some ideas and guidance on what you could be tackling right now.
Your wedding notes are a great place to start tackling your wedding preparations from home. It’s packed full of top tips, specific dates, times for what needs doing when, supplier details etc.
Getting In Touch
If you’ve got a question don’t hesitate to send an email into your venue’s inbox and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Please forgive us if there is a slight delay in responding, we are doing our very best to respond promptly whilst also juggling the needs of our families whist home-working.
Warm Regards, The Vicarage Events Team x
Last updated: 11th June 2020
Given the speed at which the Government’s position has changed regarding COVID-19, we wanted to provide a brief summary of what’s going on at the moment…
The Government have confirmed that they expect to move the UK to ‘Step 2’ of their recovery strategy in June. The phased shift into Step 2 will see some retail businesses able to open on 1st June whilst other non-essential shops and business can open on 15th June 2020.
That’s great news! You’ll be able to make an appointment at the bridal shop, get fitted for a suit and get back to wedding planning in earnest.
When Can We Open?
The Government are currently on target to move the UK to Step 3 in July. Their ambition at this step is to reopen some hospitality, such as pubs, restaurants and hopefully, wedding venues.
Whilst at the moment, there is an indication that some form of social distancing will be in place for a time there is also an anticipation that these measures will be eased as the UK progresses to Step 3.
We await documentation and clear guidelines on any social distancing requirements for the hospitality industry, nearer to our possible reopening date.
Once we know what is required, we will be able to asses the implications of any social distancing measures on your wedding and update you further.
COVID-19 Secure Weddings
It’s completely understandable that you’ll be worried about what impact any social distancing measures might have on your wedding. The ‘not knowing’ is very hard to bear and we are here to support you throughout this period of uncertainty.
In line with the documentation and clear guidelines recently issued to schools as they prepare to reopen on 1st June, we would expect the Government to release clear guidelines for the hospitality industry as we get closer to our expected July opening date.
You can be certain that we will abide by all the Government regulations in place at the time of your wedding.
Last updated: 11th June 2020
Every 3 weeks since lockdown began, the Government have provided significant policy updates and we have responded to these promptly and responsibly, extending our Covid-19 Response Policy accordingly.
As the UK prepares to move into Step 2, we will monitor the government’s progress reports and continue to be hopeful that the move to Step 3 can happen as expected in July.
Whilst we await confirmation that the UK can move to Step 3 as planned, we have extended our Covid-19 Response Policy to include all weddings that fall within twelve weeks of the Government’s next review date of Thursday 18th June.
If your wedding date falls outside the current cut off, please be assured that we’re here to support you on the journey out of lockdown.
We will continue to monitor Government policy closely and we will react responsibly as more information is made available, although we do not anticipate extending our Covid-19 Response Policy further.
For clarity, if your wedding date falls on or before 1st September 2020 we’ll get in touch to discuss the following options:
Full details of how these options work will be discussed with you and can be viewed below.
Please have confidence that we will be in touch with you soon, we will contact eligible couples in chronological order.
COVID-19 Response Policy
Options currently being offered to TOV couples with a wedding date up to 1st September 2020.
Option 1 – Proceed with your wedding as planned.
We would love to host your wedding if we are able to do so and we will be ready and super-excited! We can’t wait to invite you and your guests to celebrate your big day.
Option 2 – Choose a back up date.
We will offer you the option of selecting a ‘back-up’ date for the future, that you can fall back on, if your upcoming wedding cannot proceed should venue closures still be in place.
Option 3 – Postpone your wedding.
If you prefer, you can choose to postpone your wedding NOW to any available date up to 30th June 2024.
How Option Three Works – Postponement
Our Events Team has been assigned the task of contacting eligible couples in chronological order.
Couples will be contacted, by telephone, between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday only. Please be mindful that in line with new home-working initiatives the caller ID may be withheld.
Once contacted, we will ask if you would like to take advantage of any of the options on offer.
If you are interested in postponing your wedding (Option 2), we will discuss available dates in the future and work with you to find the best fit.
You can select any available date up to 30th June 2024, and we won’t charge an administration fee for moving your wedding date.
Once you have selected a new wedding date we will email with a copy of our updated terms and conditions, your event schedule order and a copy of your original quotation.
Upon receipt of the signed forms we will email you all necessary appointments electronically.
Again thank you for your patience and understanding at this very difficult time.
The Vicarage Events Team.
Mr and Mrs Icke
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Mr and Mrs Dunham
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Mr and Mrs Button
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