Remember this if planning your big day for May 2020

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You may or may not know that next year sees a very rare change in your traditional bank holiday schedule.

May Day is traditionally held on a Monday, but will be put back to Friday, 8 May in 2020 to accommodate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

VE Day marked the end of fighting in World War 2

The BBC have recently reported of an engaged couple from Cardiff who say their wedding plans have been scuppered by changes to next year’s early May bank holiday.

Simon Aherne and Anna Cousins, from Cardiff, say the lack of notice has left their plans in tatters as most guests will be unable to attend.

The UK government said it made the decision “as soon as practicable”.

Mr Aherne, a teacher and part-time DJ, and PR professional Ms Cousins were due to get married at Kingscote Barn in Gloucestershire on Sunday, 3 May – the day before the traditional bank holiday Monday.

‘Out the window’

The pair have booked everything from the venue to caterers to marquee hire, and sent out invitations to friends and family.

Simon Aherne and Anna Cousins

Mr Aherne added:

“We have invited more than 100 people, but it looks like we might barely get 20 now.

“If we have to cancel, we are going to lose our deposits – we are talking thousands of pounds.”

If you are yet to pin down a date for your big day, Elite Marquees advises to check before you book. Elite Marquees has long standing relationships with the majority of venues in the north west and beyond. This allows us negotiate better rates and help you secure your ideal date.   

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