Professional Support

Wedding Safe is committed to promoting professionalism across the wedding industry, elevating standards and ensuring consumer confidence.

Risk assessments

Businesses should have risk assessments in place to address their usual business activity as well as to address specific risks such as working at events or working during Covid-19. Risks should be reassessed regularly.

Downloadable Risk Assessment Templates

Below are sample risk assessments to help get you started.

Covid Status of Guests

Venues and couples can reduce risk and gather evidence for EHOs by asking guests to test before attending.

Sign up for Trusted Trace

Guidelines - CSC

How testing and Covid Safety Certification (CSC) reduces risk for venues.

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Track and Trace

Venues and couples can take control by offering guests an alternative to checking in using the NHS App.

Sign up for Trusted Trace

Government template - venues

Risk assessment template for weddings in a venue not classed as COVID-secure

Download Open Office document (19Kb)

A guide for couples

Risk assessment advice and links for couples hosting their own wedding.

A guide for couples

HSE Template - Covid 19

Risk assessment template recommended by government looking at Covid-19

Download pdf template (478Kb)

Download a basic template

Standard risk assessment template for any type of wedding business to print off and complete.

Download pdf template (19Kb)

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Supplier Risk Assessments

Download the risk factors for each type of wedding supplier to incorporate into their risk assessment.

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Download venues covid template

Detailed Covid-19 risk assessment for venues to use in conjunction with their event risk assessment.

Download Word template (27Kb)

Marquees & Hire Venues

Best practice document on using Covid event managers to reduce risk in self-hire venues and marquees.

Download Best Practice

Hair and Make-Up Artists

Best practice document for Mobile Hair and Make-Up Artists to reduce risks from working at weddings.

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Download Hair & Make-Up template

Detailed Covid-19 risk assessment for Hair and Make-Up professionals to .use for weddings

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Help with Risk Assessments

The following resources are available for those needing additional help.

Covid Safety White Paper

Hirespace have produced a White Paper with research and data on managing the risk of COVID-19

Register for the White Paper

Event Safety Accreditation

The Safer Events Organiser CPD Certified course gives you accreditation in safe event planning.

Find out about their courses

Risk Assessments

The Event Safety Company assists organisers of wedding shows with Risk Assessments and operational plans.
Call for an initial consultation

Tony Watts: 01708 726003

The Event Safety Company
H&S for Hire Businesses

HAE's SafeHire accreditation promotes the highest levels of safety for marquee hire, furniture hire and caterers.
Membership includes H&S support

Ann Harrison: 0121 380 4600

H&S for Hire Businesses
Alan Law

Alan Law is an Event Safety Advisor with many years of experience assisting wedding venues and businesses with their Risk Assessments.

Alan Law: 07780 681162

Alan Law


Any consumer contract needs to be fair and transparent to be enforceable. Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) can be incorporated with a proposal document to form a contract, or you can adjust a bespoke contract for each client.

Legal Advice

Farima Perry is a commercial and corporate solicitor. Having worked within the industry as a planner, she specialises in the weddings and events sectors.
Call for an initial consultation and quote

Farima Perry: 0203 940 5162

Perry's Law
Legal Advice

Duncan Perry is a commercial and corporate solicitor who can assist businesses with contracts and T&Cs.
Call for an initial consultation and quote

Duncan Perry: 0203 940 5162

Perry's Law
Supplier Contracts

Stanford Gould Online offers downloadable contract templates for most types of wedding suppliers, with legal support to tailor them to your business needs.
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Stanford Gould Online
Dispute Resolution

Richard Cramer has been a solicitor for 25 years, has first hand experience of the impact of covid on wedding contracts and specialises in dispute resolution.
Special rate of £85 for 1 hour consultation.

Front Row Legal

Find out why you need a robust contract and what it should cover.

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What should a contract include?

Read our guide on to see the 5 areas every contract should cover and why you need a professionally prepared contract.

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Running an Ethical Business


The Sustainable Wedding Alliance helps wedding venues and suppliers build and run a more sustainable business through.

Michelle Miles: 01488 491354

Download the Workbook

Work out your Carbon Footprint

This Carbon Calculator is free for small businesses to use, enabling you to assess your Greenhouse Gas emissions

Access the Calculator

Code of Conduct

This Code promotes the minimum professional standards that can be expected from wedding professionals and sets out an ethical way to trade.

Download Code of Conduct


The following membership-based associations offer support, advice and information to wedding professionals.

National Association of Wedding Professionals (NAWP)

Promoting professionalism and integrity within the UK Wedding Industry.

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

Support and guidance for all types of small businesses and the self employed.

Event Hire Association (EHA)

Trade body representing and supporting hire companies in the event sector.

The South East DJ Association (SEDA)

Member association specialising in networking and training for professional DJs.

Association of Independent Celebrants (AOIC)

Trade Association for professional celebrants across the UK and overseas.

Historic Houses

Representing around 500 historic wedding venues across the UK.

Marquee Trade Association (MUTA)

The UK trade association dedicated to marquees, tents and structures.

National Association of Disk Jockeys (NADJ)

Official national membership body representing the needs of DJs

National Association of Toastmasters (NATUK)

Providing Toastmasters of the highest standard and quality throughout the UK.

Country Land and Business Association (CLA)

The CLA is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and business in rural England and Wales.