As the Bank Holiday Weekend has just past, and the #WhatAboutWeddings campaign went viral on Social Media we wanted to join in and show our support to all other like-minded businesses like ourselves that may have been impacted by the Coronavirus.
We’ve touched on it before, but since the UK went into lockdown back in March, more than a third of 2020 weddings have been postponed or cancelled causing a huge problem for our industry. The #WhatAboutWeddings campaign has been created to highlight awareness of the need for assistance for the wedding industry which includes suppliers, venues and couples alike, where no real recognisable easing of restrictions has been made.
With what would have been the busiest wedding weekend of the year the August Bank Holiday (Sunday) marked 4452 missed weddings in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Not only this but 133,560 people never went to work as a result of it and an additional 213,696 workers/suppliers will not have been paid for their services. (Source: The #whataboutweddings August survey for wedding venues and suppliers).