The number of people attending a wedding service during the COVID-19 crisis will be limited to the legal minimum of 5 people.
The Church of England made a statement saying the only people attending a wedding should be the priest, the bride and groom and two witnesses.
it’s advised for couples who don’t wish to postpone their wedding to consider live streaming for family and friends.
The Bishop of Manchester, Dr David Walker, said: “Couples and parents, friends and families will have been planning for months, even years for their special moment, whether a wedding or a christening.
“Now it can go ahead – but with only the minimum required in attendance. You may need to cancel or postpone.
“Whatever decision is made, God’s love and blessing will still surround all those who would have been there that day.
“Prayers will still be offered, and there will be a special day to look forward to in the future.
“We encourage those who would have been there to hold couples and families in their prayers, and pray that everyone will know God’s love is holding them at this time.”