The Daily Telegraph
‘We will be postponing for a fourth time. To me, it’s not a wedding if you can’t have a dance’
Trudie Webb, 31, a manager at a finance company from Bath, is marrying Elliot Banks, 29, an electrician
In all the years I have been dreaming of my wedding, I never imagined my loved ones wearing face masks, unable to mingle and chat over canapes or get up and have a dance. It’s great that weddings will now be able to go ahead with no restrictions on the numbers of guests, but the news they will still have to be socially distanced is a huge disappointment, and it’s why Elliot and I will be postponing ours for the fourth time. We want our wedding to feel like a proper party. We’re supposed to be hosting 120 people at a big venue in a country park. We’ve extended the licence until 3am. To me, it’s not a wedding if you can’t have a dance. I hate the idea of everyone sitting at their tables, not being allowed to get up and enjoy themselves, and it feels pointless to host it in the venue we’ve chosen if restrictions are still in place. For us, the whole atmosphere of the day is important and social distancing takes so much of the fun out of things.