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Phase Three And What It Means For Your Wedding
09 July 2020

Isle of Skye Wedding Phase Three

Scotland will soon be moving into Phase Three of Lockdown's ease.

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has just shared the above image to her Facebook page - and we're going to outline what Phase Three means for your wedding.

When will the changes for weddings come into place?

Wednesday 15 July will see the rules regarding weddings and elopements somewhat relaxed.  

What exactly will change?

The guidelines set out above say that the attendance restrictions will be eased.  The numbers will still be limited, and we have got in touch with our friends at the Highland Council registry office to ask for more clarification on this.

However, during Phase Two, it was stated that Phase Three would allow you to invite guests other than just close family members.  

The Scottish Government also hoped to allow some indoor ceremonies during Phase Three.  We are still awaiting confirmation about this.

Will there be a restriction on how far I can travel to my wedding?

No, there are currently no restrictions on travelling to weddings and elopements. 

Will we still have to socially distance?

Yes, social distancing is still required.  As we said in our Phase Two blog, it would be good to give consideration to your surroundings when it comes to physically distancing.  For example, if you were opting to marry at the Fairy Pools, the rushing water could mean you or your guests might struggle to hear your celebrant.  

The signing of the marriage certificate would also be a factor - you might want to bring your own pens to avoid sharing one with your witnesses and celebrant.  

As for the photography, it really shouldn't be too different.  A lot of our images involve us being a wee bit away to get the whole landscape in.  We may need to shout at you so you can hear us, but we can definitely work with the six feet rule.

Can I have a reception?

It's looking like a yes, as long as physical distancing is still followed.

Will Euphoria be available?

For us, it's not a case of business as usual.  We would rather keep our clients' safe - even if it means postponing elopements, changing plans and altering our usual practices.  Money doesn't compare to health - so that's very much at the front of our minds as we look at reopening for business.  

Norma also needs to consider her own health and so it could be that you may have different members of the Euphoria team shooting.  

Either way, we would love to hear from you - even if it's just for a chat about your wedding plans or any questions you might have!  Do drop us a wee message!

Wishing you all the best as you plan your elopement during these incredibly difficult times!

For other practical information on non-wedding related aspects of life, head to Visit Scotland's website here.

Image above from Nicola Sturgeon's Facebook page.


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