COVID-19 July 2020 Roundup

Here at WeddingDates HQ, we’ve decided to put together a list of COVID-19 Wedding News. Get caught up on the latest with WeddingDates Monthly Roundup.

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News From Ireland

Wedding planner  Franc has big plans for the former Mercy Convent in Rosscarbery
Excitement in West Cork as TV star and weddings guru Franc buys historic convent
Corkbeo.ie
July 30

A bride who had to drop her nieces and nephews from her big day due to Covid-19 restrictions has had to promise instead to go on a rollercoaster with them – in her wedding dress
Bride to take another big plunge after uninviting relations from wedding
IrishExaminer.com
July 24

CEO Ciara Crossan discusses the state of the wedding industry in these testing times with Ivan Yates on Newstalk Radio
You’re looking upwards of €20-30,000 for a wedding
Newstalk
July 21

Up to 60 hotels, employing 7,000 staff, rely on weddings for at least half their turnover and are now in danger due to Covid-19
Hotel revenues to take €200m hit as weddings cancelled
Independent.ie
July 19

Concern among wedding venues loosing out on revenue due to government guidelines
Hotels could lose 70% of revenue from hosting smaller weddings
Echolive.ie
July 16

Phase 4 delay puts a halt to weddings and other special occasions due to rise in cases
Pubs and hotels disappointed at Phase 4 delays
Rte.ie
July 16

Limerick priest wants to do everything he can to help the hotels and local businesses bounce back from the effects of COVID-19
Priest hopes wedding bells will ring again in Limerick village
LimerickLeader.ie
July 12

Wedding Planner Franc explains that 2020 weddings are going to be very different
Famous wedding planner Franc reveals what’s in store for 2020 weddings in Ireland

RSVPLive.ie
July 9

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan taking time out to care for wife
Holohan ‘taking time out’ from role over wife’s illness
Rte.ie
July 2

News From The UK

Wedding receptions of up to 30 people will no longer be allowed from August 1 after a surge in coronavirus infections nationally

Weddings with up to 30 guests no longer allowed from tomorrow
Metro.co.uk
July 31st

Calls for ‘roadmap’ as couples’ plans thrown into disarray while pubs remain open
TheGuardian.com
July 31st

The operator of one of Scotland’s most popular wedding venues has described current guidelines for ceremonies as “absolutely bonkers”
Coronavirus: Scottish wedding guidelines ‘absolutely bonkers’
July 31
BBC.com

Wedding expert believes demand for dates may mean venues run out of days to offer in 2021
‘Weddings every day of the week’ in 2021
BBC.com
July 19

Photographs from Princess Beatrice’s wedding to property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have been released by Buckingham Palace
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi release wedding photos
BBC.com
July 19

Same-sex marriages in Northern Ireland given the go-ahead to have religious wedding ceremonies
Same-sex religious weddings allowed from September 2020
irishlegal.com
July 17

Weddings could be cancelled last minute after PM reveals “lightning lockdowns”
Weddings and events could be cancelled at last minute as PM reveals new powers for ‘lightning local lockdowns’
TheSun.co.uk
July 17

British Couples Face Wedding Coronavirus Restrictions As They Get Married
Love in the time of coronavirus: Strict guidelines reshape U.K. weddings
NBCNews.com
July 12

Son of David Beckham plans on spending £4m on two weddings in 2021
Brooklyn Beckham ‘planning to splash £4m on two lavish weddings next year
Mirror.co.uk
July 12

A County Antrim Couple are at the High Court in London to challenge the legal recognition of humanist marriage
NI couple take legal challenge over humanist weddings
Rte.ie
July 7

Indoor weddings in Northern Ireland to resume from July 10
Coronavirus restrictions: Indoor weddings allowed in NI from 10 July
BBC.com
July 6

Government release guidelines on weddings
‘No singing, no wind instruments’, says government guidance for post-lockdown weddings

classicfm.com
July 2

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