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COVID: Wedding bookings expected to return to 'normal levels' next month

Friday 15th October 2021

WEDDING bookings are expected to return to “normal levels” across Kent next month after a busy summer since lockdown restrictions were eased.

Kent Registration Service has experienced huge demand for ceremonies over the last three months, after the government lifted most Covid restrictions in July.

It is fully booked for the rest of this month but the number of bookings are predicted to soon return to more normal levels, according to Kent County Council (KCC), which oversees the running of the service.

It comes as 60% more ceremonies have been held compared to pre-pandemic levels, according to County Hall chiefs, which they say has been a “huge strain” on staff.

Around 3,260 ceremonies have been conducted since April 2021, with 2,500 of these in July, August and the first half of September, it has been revealed.

Large-scale weddings planned for between March 2020 to July 2021 had to be postponed because of the pandemic.