The wedding year 2020 was highlighted in red in many calendars just a few weeks ago. Whether as a guest or as a bridal couple, the anticipation of dancing through the summer nights and romantic celebrations with loved ones made the year something very special for many. That was before Corona. The virus and its effects have thwarted many plans. In the spring, celebrations were and are only possible in the smallest of circles – if one can even speak of a celebration when the bridal couple and the registrar get together.
But the first easing is slowly in sight. If you want to get married between May and August 2020, you have to be prepared for restrictions, but you should not give up hope of a celebration with the family. We will tell you under which circumstances a wedding in summer 2020 can still succeed.
First of all, keep calm and wait as long as possible. It is currently difficult to plan more than 6 weeks in advance. Therefore, observe the current developments and be prepared for flexible adjustments. If you want to celebrate your wedding in a really large group, you should already consider postponing it to 2021. With change-the-date cards, you can prepare your guests for changes early on. Legal advice can help if the postponement involves a greater financial effort on the part of the private service provider.
For private celebrations, on the other hand, there are positive signs. Church services and weddings in small groups have been permitted again since the beginning of May. Group celebrations in private facilities are still prohibited, but relaxation is in sight in the first few weeks of May. The procedure differs from municipality to municipality. Stay in touch with the responsible authorities to be able to react quickly to changes.
Those who want to tie the knot on the Baltic Sea can breathe easy now: Hotels will open from May 18th. Pensions and holiday apartments, restaurants will be open again from May 9th. From May 25th, visitors from other federal states will benefit from the easing – then entry into Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania will be allowed again. A role model that will hopefully have no impact on the spread of COVID-19 and can thus set a precedent.