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Weddings and civil partnerships back on track in Worcestershire

A couple exchanging wedding rings Published Tuesday, 20th April 2021

Worcestershire Registration Services is pulling out all the stops to make sure couples in the county can get married after many had to reschedule due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since the first lockdown in March last year more than 2000 ceremonies had to be moved, with some being postponed twice. Currently, there are just over 300 weddings and civil partnerships planned to take place in the next few months.

Hannah Perrott, Assistant Director for Communities, Worcestershire County Council said: “I would like to thank our amazing Registration Services team for their hard work in ensuring Worcestershire couples can have the ceremony they have been waiting for.

“They completely understand the difficulties and frustration that many couples have faced during the past year and continue to work at pace to provide the wonderful ceremony many have been hoping for.”

Ceremonies can now take place with measures that ensure the safety of everyone and the number of guests allowed at weddings and civil partnerships rose from six to 15 on 12 April as the government continues its cautious easing of Coronavirus lockdown. Events can take place outdoors, but indoor venues will also be permitted if they are authorised to open or where an exemption applies at this stage.

Wedding receptions can also take place for up to 15 people but must take place outdoors and not in private gardens.

For more information about wedding ceremonies and updated Government guidelines, please visit the dedicated Birth, Death and Marriages pages of the County Council website.