We’ve had to make some very tough decisions about young guests during our celebrations.

We were hoping to have child-friendly events, but due to the vaccination policy that currently applies to our events, we have had to withdraw from that position for many children.

Many countries are now offering vaccination to children from 12 year’s old. Although the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for use for 12+ year olds in the UK, as yet the UK Government is only offering vaccination to 16+ year olds.

If your children have been vaccinated to help to reduce the spread of Covid-19, then we shall welcome them to the following child-friendly events:

It’s extremely uncomfortable asking people not to bring their children to the wedding day in Manchester. This is not just for reasons of the pandemic. We have limited numbers. Hopefully we’ll be able to meet them at the other occasions we’re arranging to celebrate our marriage – such as our various stops in Ireland on The Great Claddagh Ring Hunt, the London Leaving Engagement, and The Recovery.

That said, we hope you understand that there will be a small number of children on the wedding day in Manchester if they are vaccinated. These will be:

  • nieces, nephews and God children of Brian & Holly;
  • children that must travel with their parents from outside the United Kingdom and have no family members available in the UK who can care for them;
  • breastfeeding babes in arms.

We know that this may be disappointing, and that arranging childcare for your children comes with effort and even expense, so we totally understand if you cannot attend any of our events on this basis, but we would love to meet and celebrate with you and your children personally another time.