Couples who have been planning their wedding for years and had strategically booked their special event for next year’s May Bank Holiday will not be pleased to find out the date has changed.
In fact, one loved-up pair claim the change of date could end up costing them as much as £30,000, reported The Sun.
Anthony Messore, 40, is planning to tie the knot with his 29-year-old girlfriend Jess Howells on Sunday May 3rd in Italy. They have had the date booked for two years, coinciding it with the Bank Holiday weekend so guests could have an extra day off work for their return trip to the UK.
However, this week it was announced that the Bank Holiday will be moved to Friday May 8th instead to honour the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
This means they could end up having to pay for 70 guests who may not be able to turn up for their nuptials after all.
Speaking with the newspaper, Mr Messore said: “Lots of people have said they can’t make it… A lot of hotel rooms will be empty but I’ve paid up front. The amount could run to £30,000.”
Many other couples are likely to be affected by the Bank Holiday change, including Simon Aherne and Anna Cousins, who had also booked their nuptials for Sunday May 3rd.
The Cardiff bride and groom said they have already sent invitations to 100 guests. However, they anticipate only around 20 will be able to come, causing them to lose hundreds of pounds in deposits.
Mr Aherne told the BBC: “Most of our family are teachers or in the entertainment business – so the Bank Holiday worked out perfectly for us. Now we are just sitting here wondering what we are going to do.”
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