"Now, no-one can even leave their house."
A couple from Loughborough has revealed that they have had to postpone their wedding due to the Coronavirus. They spoke about the wedding delay and what has meant for them.
Akaash Meisuria and Hannah Cave were set to get married on April 18, 2020, however, they knew that was going to change when they saw Boris Johnson’s Coronavirus announcements.
Following the government’s strict measures on social distancing, they have had to delay their wedding until October 10.
Hannah explained: “Up until last Wednesday, we were considering whether or not to go ahead.
“It was difficult to decide what to do at first because we have some family who wouldn’t have been able to come even before.”
The couple were already thinking about what to do before the Prime Minister’s announcement.
But when Mr Johnson announced the lockdown on March 23, 2020, the couple decided to postpone the wedding and told their 200 guests the bad news.
Hannah said: “Two weeks ago we weren’t even thinking that coronavirus would be an issue for the wedding, everyone thought it would be over as soon as it arrived.
“Now, no-one can even leave their house.”
Hannah and Akaash were left upset over the postpone. They were also upset at the fact that they have to move everything back after making the arrangements.
She said: “When we watched the first press conference from the prime minister last Monday, I knew what was coming.
“I had a huge cry after that. I had spent 10 months planning every little detail and it’s all happened so close to the day.”
The couple has now begun rearranging their wedding and Hannah said she has started to come to terms with the wedding delay.
“I was upset for a few days because it wasn’t going to happen the way I had hoped, and it was quite stressful.
“But really, there are more important things for people to worry about now – like jobs and health.
“In the grand scheme of things, we’ll be OK.”
Fortunately, their venue and suppliers were able to rearrange for the date later in the year.
Leicester Mercury reported that the couple also took out insurance on the wedding. Luckily, they did not need to use it to move the date.
In February 2020, the couple had an engagement party where they celebrated with friends and family. However, the lockdown has also affected Hannah’s hen party plans.
“Akaash had his stag do two weeks ago, but my hen party was supposed to be this weekend.
“We were waiting to see what happened with the hen do, but we obviously had to cancel it after yesterday, since it’s not safe to go.
“Instead, we’re all going to get a glass of wine and do a group facetime call. Hopefully, I’ll be able to have one later this year.
“Although Akaash has said he wants another stag do.
“We also have our honeymoon booked for September for Mauritius, so at this rate, we’ll be going on our honeymoon before we even get married.”